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NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Visit New Haven, Connecticut, February 9, 2015

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Jane Chu

Photo of NEA Chairman Jane Chu by Strauss Peyton Studios.

**Please note that the site visit with Architecture Resource Center at Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications Interdistrict Magnet School is cancelled due to the snow. (2/9/15)

Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday, February 9, 2015. Her trip will include site visits to two local NEA grantees – Architecture Resource Center and Music Haven – as well as remarks at an event celebrating the arts and humanities in New Haven. Follow @NEAJaneChu on twitter for photos and commentary on her visit to New Haven.

Chairman Chu will begin her visit to New Haven at Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications Interdistrict Magnet School, where she will observe Architecture Resource Center's work with third-grade students in a math class. After visiting a classroom, she will meet with Architecture Resource Center's leadership and school partners.

That afternoon, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro  will join Chairman Chu for a visit to Music Haven. After a meeting with staff and resident musicians, Chairman Chu will meet some of the students who take part in the program. Members of the media who wish to attend either of these site visits should contact NEA Public Affairs at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

Following this site visit, Chairman Chu will give remarks at an event celebrating the arts and culture in New Haven, hosted by Congresswoman DeLauro and Mayor Toni Harp. Media wishing to attend this event should contact Laurence Grotheer at lgrotheer@newhavenct.net.

Monday, February 9, 2015

10:30–11:30am  Site visit with Architecture Resource Center

Location: Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications Interdistrict Magnet   School, 191 Fountain Street, New Haven, Ct 06515

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Jay Jacot, president, Architecture Resource Center Inc.
Kathleen Tracy, secretary, Architecture Resource Center Inc. and retired principal with the West Hartford Public Schools
Anna Sanko, executive director, Architecture Resource Center Inc.
Lisa Bartiromo, project coordinator, Architecture Resource Center Inc. and retired math coach, Mauro-Sheridan School
Theresa Bruckerhoff, VP, Curriculum Research Evaluation Inc. , project evaluator
Kenneth Mathews, math supervisor, New Haven Public Schools
Sandy Kaliszewski, principal, Mauro-Sheridan School
Mauro-Sheridan School teachers and third grade students


2:30–3:30pm  Site visit with Music Haven

Location: 117 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro 
Tina Lee Hadari, founder and executive director, Music Haven
Netta Hadari, development director, Music Haven
Yaira Matyakubova, resident violinist, Music Haven
Gregory Tompkins, resident violinist, Music Haven
Colin, Benn, resident violist, Music Haven
Philip Boulanger, resident cellist, Music Haven
Music Haven students


4:00–6:00pm Remarks by Chairman Chu at "A Valentine from Mayor Toni Harp and Rep. Rosa DeLauro," an event celebrating the arts and culture in New Haven. Media wishing to attend this event should contact Laurence Grotheer at lgrotheer@newhavenct.net.

Location: Omni Hotel, Ballroom, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Toni N. Harp, mayor, New Haven
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro 
Peter Salovey, president, Yale University
Frances “Bitsy” Clark, past director, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Dick Allen, Connecticut Poet Laureate

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Contact

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