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NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Visit Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire, May 5, 2015

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Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, May 5. In addition to visiting arts organizations in both cities, Chairman Chu will give remarks and participate in a Q&A with the arts community in Manchester and attend a performance featuring National Council on the Arts member Paul Hodes at the Community Music School in Concord. Follow @NEAJaneChu on Twitter for updates and photos on her trip to New Hampshire.

Chairman Chu will begin her visit to New Hampshire in Manchester. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Currier Museum of Art will host an event with Chairman Chu where she will give remarks about her priorities and vision for the National Endowment for the Arts and take questions from the arts community. Members of the public may register to attend here. Following this event, Chairman Chu will be available for short interviews. Media wishing to request an interview should contact Liz Auclair at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744. Chairman Chu will then tour the Currier Museum of Art.

Later that afternoon, Chairman Chu will join Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster for a visit to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Following a tour, Chairman Chu will have availability for short media interviews.

That evening, Chairman Chu will visit the Concord Community Music School where she will tour the school and attend a performance by Peggo and Paul Hodes with Kent Allyn and special guests, the Larksong Trio. Media who wish to attend this concert should contact Liz Faiella at efaiella@ccmusicschool.org.

The following events are open to media. Media who wish to attend these events or request an interview with Chairman Chu should contact NEA Public Affairs at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

12:00–1:00pm  Remarks and Q&A with the arts community

Location: Currier Museum, 150 Ash St, Manchester, NH 03104

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Paul Hodes, member, National Council on the Arts                                          

Van McLeod, commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources


1:00–1:30pm  Media availability. Media who wish to request a short interview with Chairman Chu should contact Liz Auclair at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

Location: Currier Museum, 150 Ash St, Manchester, NH 03104


1:30–2:00pm  Tour of the Currier Museum of Art

Location: 150 Ash St, Manchester, NH 03104

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Andrew Spahr, director of collections and exhibitions, Currier Museum of Art

Paul Hodes, member, National Council on the Arts                                          

Van McLeod, commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources

Ginnie Lupi, director, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts


3:00–3:30pm  Tour of Capitol Center for the Arts

Location:44 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)

Nicolette Clarke, executive director, Capitol Center for the Arts

Tim Sink, president, Concord Chamber of Commerce and Member, NH State Council on the Arts

Byron Champlin, chair, Creative Concord Committee

Steve Martin, production and facilities director, Capitol Center for the Arts

Paul Hodes, member, National Council on the Arts                                          

Van McLeod, commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources

Ginnie Lupi, director, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts


3:30–3:45pm  Media availability. Media who wish to request a short interview with Chairman Chu should contact Liz Auclair at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

Location:  Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301


6:30–8:30pm  Tour of Concord Community Music School followed by a performance by Peggo and Paul Hodes with Kent Allyn and special guests, the Larksong Trio (begins at 7:30pm)

Location: 23 Wall St, Concord, NH 03301

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Peggy Senter, executive director, Concord Community Music School

Paul Hodes, member, National Council on the Arts                                          

Van McLeod, commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources

Ginnie Lupi, director, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

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Contact

Liz Auclair (NEA), auclaire@arts.gov, 202-682-5744

Shelly Angers (N.H. Dept. of Cultural Resources), shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov, 603-271-3136