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Chairman Rocco Landesman Releases the Schedule for His Visit to Red Wing, Minnesota, and Fargo and Wahpeton, North Dakota, December 7-8, 2011

Chairman to visit North Dakota at the invitation of the North Dakota Council on the Arts

Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Red Wing, Minnesota, and Fargo and Wahpeton, North Dakota, December 7-8, 2011. On December 7, Chairman Landesman will visit the Anderson Center in Red Wing, a past recipient of NEA grants in support of its artist residency program. On December 8, at the invitation of the North Dakota Council on the Arts, Chairman Landesman will visit Fargo and Wahpeton, North Dakota. The City of Fargo is the recipient of an NEA Our Town grant to support a participatory public art process. Residents of a selected Fargo neighborhood will work with ecological artist Jackie Brookner to design and transform an existing stormwater detention basin into a neighborhood commons. In Wahpeton, Chairman Landesman will visit the Circle of Nations School, an NEA grantee, as well as the newly opened Red Door Art Gallery.

Wednesday, December 7

Red Wing, Minnesota
4:15–5:15 pm Tour of the Anderson Center and reception with local arts and civic leaders
Location: 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN, 55066
 

Thursday, December 8

Fargo and Wahpeton, North Dakota
8:30–9:00 am Driving tour to a downtown neighborhood stormwater detention pond 
Participants: Chairman Landesman, City of Fargo Our Town project partners
Location: Between 8:40-8:50 am, participants will be at the intersection of 3rd Ave N and 16th St N, at the parking lot Unicorn Park, Fargo, ND
 
9:00-9:20 am Remarks by Chairman Landesman at Steering Committee Meeting for GO2030 (Fargo Comprehensive Plan)
Location: City Hall Commission Room, 200 3rd St. North, Fargo, ND, 58102
 
9:30-10:00 am Briefing with City of Fargo Our Town project partners 
Location: Downtown Library Community Room, 102 3rd St. North, Fargo, ND 58102
 
10:15-10:35 am Press Conference about City of Fargo Our Town project 
Participants: Mayor Dennis Walaker, Chairman Landesman, Our Town project partners
Location: Downtown Library Community Room, 102 3rd St. North, Fargo, ND 58102
 
10:40–11:00 am Tour of Plains Art Museum
Location: 704 First Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
 
12:30-1:30 pm Tour of Circle of Nations Wahpeton Indian School, Inc.
Location: 832 8th Street North, Wahpeton, ND 58075 
 
1:30-2:00 pm Tour and Meet and Greet at Red Door Art Gallery 
Location: 18 Dakota Avenue, Wahpeton, ND 58074