NEA Chief to Participate in Two Public Forums in Charlotte

Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will participate in two free public events during a visit to Charlotte on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.

The first public event will be a “Discussion on Creativity” at 10 a.m. Wednesday at North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, 710  N. Tryon Street. Participants will include Marcia Jones, McColl Center artist-in-residence; Dwight Rhoden, NC Dance Theatre choreographer; Rebecca Carmazzi, NC Dance Theatre principle dancer; Shaun Cassidy, McColl Center Innovation Institute teaching artist, and Lawrence Baxter, McColl Center Innovation Institute alumnus. The moderator will be Dennis Scholl of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., Landesman will join “Conversation -- Charlotte:  The Cultural Capital of the Southin the James B. Duke Auditorium at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts; participants in that conversation will include Scott Provancher, president, the Arts & Science Council (ASC); Mary Regan, director, NC Arts Council, and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.  Moira Quinn, senior vice president of communications and COO of Charlotte Center City Partners, will moderate.

Both events are free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, reservations are required for both events. Please RSVP at 704-335-3036.

Aaron Fiedler | 704-335-3055
Susan Jetton | 704-335-3035

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