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Wednesday and Thursday: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree brings Head of National Endowment for the Arts to Maine to Talk About the Creative Economy

June 12, 2012

WHAT:

Congresswoman Pingree brings Rocco Landesman, Chairman of National Endowment of the Arts, to Maine see how the creative economy has helped revitalize local communities

WHERE:

Rockland and Portland, Maine

WHO:

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, local artists, business and civic leaders. Several hundred people have RSVP’d for town hall style meeting Wednesday evening in Portland.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Walking tour of Rockland

Wednesday 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Meeting with 100 +/- artists, community and civic leaders at the Farnsworth Center in Rockland

Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Meeting with 275 +/- artists, community and civic leaders at Portland Stage, 25 Forest Avenue, Portland

Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Walking tour of Portland Arts District, starting at 1 Longfellow Square and including visits to Portland Museum of Art, SPACE, Salt Institute and various art spaces

Thursday 10:15 am - 11:00 pm

Portland City Hall visit with Marty Pottenger (City of Portland) about Art at Work, which received NEA funding. Landesman will see performances of a play written by Portland police officers and hear poetry written by city employees.

Contact

NEA Public Affairs
202-682-5570