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Washington, DC Tim O'Brien. Photo by Tom Roster When we caught up with Tim O'Brien at the 2009 National Book Festival, we had just one question for him: Why read? Here's what he had to say.... [audio: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/TimObrienWhyRead.mp3] [ transcript ] Did...
Washington, DC Mark Olinger--the director of planning and economic development for the City of Madison--was our tour guide at the site of Madison's new Central Park. Photo by NEA staff I was just in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in a way it was going home for me---I graduated from the...
Washington, DC Digital DNA by Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz. The seven-foot egg, which is quilted from circuit boards, was a commission by the Palo Alto Public Art Commission. Photo by Wonderlane via Flickr A recent National Science Foundation (NSF)-National Endowment for the Arts workshop...
Washington, DC 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mary Jackson. Photo courtesy of the artist Having recently visited the Grass Roots exhibition at the National Museum of African Art , I learned my first very important lesson about Google: never search for an image of something that you can see in...
Washington, DC Like many an immigrant, 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty came to the United States for a better life. But when he came from East Galway, Ireland, he brought something important with him: his flute. Although he didn't play for many years after arriving in this...
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A model of The Bridge by Elena Colombo. Image courtesy of Colombo Construction Corporation. ArtsQuest's SteelStacks cultural campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is pretty spectacular thanks to the massive blast furnaces of the former Bethlehem Steel plant towering on one...
Washington, DC Here I am with Linda Carlisle, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Photo courtesy Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts I just returned from an Art Works trip to Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina, and it was a very busy couple of days. We started...
Washington, DC Photo courtesy of Project Row House Tune in from 3:00 - 4:15 pm EDT today, Tuesday, September 14, to the live webcast of "Creative Placemaking ," a panel discussion on the role of the arts in creating livable, sustainable communities. A captioned webcast will also be...
Washington, DC In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, ArtsQuest---an NEA MICD 25 grantee---is transforming the former Bethlehem Steel Plant into a vibrant arts campus. Photo by Victoria Hutter More than 30 years ago I joined with a small group of Memphians to convert an old downtown cotton classing loft into...
Washington, DC Rocco will return to his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to kick off Illuminate: Year of the Arts, a year-long celebration of the power and purpose of the arts. From September 2010 to August 2011, the university has planned more than 300 performances, exhibitions,...

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