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NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Visit Sarasota, Florida

Chairman to speak at event with arts community and Veterans Legacy Summit on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Jane Chu

NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Photo by Strauss Peyton Studios

Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday, November 15, 2014. She will give remarks and answer questions at an event with the arts community and speak as part of the Veterans Legacy Summit at Patriot Plaza. Follow @NEAJaneChu on twitter for photos and commentary on her visit to Sarasota.

At 9:30am the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County will host an opportunity for the arts community to meet Chairman Chu. Chairman Chu will give remarks outlining her vision for the NEA and take questions from the participants. Following this event, Chairman Chu will have limited availability for media interviews. Media who wish to request an interview or to attend this event should contact Liz Auclair at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

At 2pm, Chairman Chu will participate in Celebrate Service & Sacrifice at Patriot Plaza, part of The Patterson Foundation's Veterans Legacy Summit. The summit is open to the public; visit The Patterson Foundation's website for more information and to register. Media who wish to attend should contact Branan Jacobs (BJacobs@magnifygood.com) or Melissa Koss (MKoss@magnifygood.com).

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9:30–10:30am: Remarks and Q&A with local arts community

Location: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237  

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Roxie Jerde, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Jim Shirley, executive director, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County

10:30–11:00am: Media availability. Media who wish to request an interview should contact Liz Auclair at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

Location: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

2:00–3:30pm: Remarks at Celebrate Service & Sacrifice at Patriot Plaza, part of The Patterson Foundation's Veterans Legacy Summit.

Location: Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Wes Moore, author, keynote speaker

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Contact

Liz Auclair (NEA),  auclaire@arts.gov, 202-682-5744
Murray Devine (Community Foundation of Sarasota County), MDevine@CFSarasota.org, 941-556-7122
Branan Jacobs (Celebrate Service & Sacrifice at Patriot Plaza), bjacobs@magnifygood.com, 941-953-9191