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NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Visit Riverside County, California, February 20, 2015

Visit includes a public event in Riverside and site visits in Lake Elsinore and Corona

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Jane Chu

Photo of NEA Chairman Jane Chu by Strauss Peyton Studios.

Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Riverside County, California, on Friday, February 20, 2015. Her trip will include a public event at the Culver Center for the Arts, and site visits to Studio 395 Foundation and the Fender Center’s Kids Rock Free School of Music. Follow @NEAJaneChu on twitter for photos and commentary on her visit to California.

Chairman Chu will begin her visit to Riverside County at the Culver Center for the Arts for a 10:00am event hosted by the Riverside Arts Council. This event will begin with short performances by Intersect Dance Theatre and young singers Ashlen Bullock and Brennely Brown, as well as remarks by Mayor Rusty Bailey. Chairman Chu will speak about the power of the arts and take questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register to attend.

That afternoon at 2:00pm Chairman Chu will meet with the Studio 395 Foundation at the Lake Elsinore Cultural Arts Center. In addition to learning more about Studio 395's work to engage their community, Chairman Chu will participate in a discussion about the role of creative placemaking.

At 4:00pm Chairman Chu will join Congressman Ken Calvert for a visit the Fender® Center’s Kids Rock Free School of Music in Corona where she will tour the center and hear performances by Kids Rock Free School of Music students.

Members of the media who wish to attend the event at the Culver Center and/or the site visits should contact NEA Public Affairs at auclaire@arts.gov or 202-682-5744.

Friday, February 20, 2015

10:00am-11:30am  Remarks by Chairman Chu at event hosted by the Riverside Arts Council

Location: Culver Center for the Arts, 3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Patrick Brien, executive director, Riverside Arts Council

Rusty Bailey, Mayor of Riverside 

Intersect Dance Theatre

Ashlen Bullock (singer)

Brennely Brown (singer)


2:00pm-3:00pm  Site visit with the Studio 395 Foundation 

Location: Lake Elsinore Cultural Arts Center,183 North Main Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

John Larsen, executive director, Studio 395 Foundation                

Grace Sandlin, executive director, Studio 395 Foundation

Robin Golden, executive director, Studio 395 Foundation            

Rebecca Esquibel, executive director, Studio 395 Foundation

Kathryn Fullerton, executive director, Studio 395 Foundation

Ruth Atkins, president, Lake Elsinore Historical Society  

Grant Yates, city manager, City of Lake Elsinore

Patrick Brien, executive director, Riverside Arts Council


4:00pm-5:00pm  Site visit with the Fender® Center’s Kids Rock Free School of Music

Location: 815 W. 6th Street, Corona, CA 92882

Participants:      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Congressman Ken Calvert                           

Pam Hogan, executive director, Kids Rock Free School of Music

Eugene Montanez, Mayor of Corona                     

Kids Rock Free® School of Music Band “No Surrender” led by Lee Zimmer                                           

Kids Rock Free® School of Music Drumline led by Henry Rodriguez

Kids Rock Free® School of Music Vocal Soloist Breanna Carrera

Patrick Brien, executive director, Riverside Arts Council

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Contact

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