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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu to Visit New Mexico, August 9-10, 2016

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Washington, DC – On Tuesday, August 9, Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will join Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) in a roundtable discussion titled, “Growing New Mexico’s Creative Economy,” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The discussion will focus on ways to support artists and art entrepreneurs to build businesses and create new jobs. At the roundtable, Senator Udall will discuss his legislation introduced earlier this year, the CREATE Act — Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy.  Following the discussion, Senator Udall and Chairman Chu will join members of the Santa Fe arts community for visits to Wise Fool New Mexico, Meow Wolf/CHIMERA, and the Museum of International Folk Art.

On Wednesday, August 10, Chairman Chu will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico and tour arts organizations that are actively engaging, serving, and promoting the Albuquerque community, including visits to the National Institute of Flamenco, TIASO Artist Cooperative, and Working Classroom. Follow @NEAJaneChu on Twitter for updates and photos on her trip to New Mexico.

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th anniversary celebration, the NEA created a story bank of multimedia content to showcase the impact of the arts. To date, hundreds of people from across the country, including New Mexico, have submitted stories about how the arts and the National Endowment for the Arts have impacted their lives.

The following events are closed to the public, except where noted, but open to media. Media should contact Judith Kargbo at kargboj@arts.gov if they would like to attend any of the site visits or request an interview with Chairman Chu.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

9:15AM- 12:00PM            Senator Udall hosts NEA Chairman Chu for Creative Economy Roundtable

Location: 

Sante Fe Art Institute,1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D- NM)

Jamie Blosser, executive director, Santa Fe Art Institute

Representatives of Santa Fe Arts Community


1:45PM- 2:00PM               Wise Fool New Mexico Site Visit

Location:                             

1131 Siler Rd., Santa Fe, NM  87507

Participants:                      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D- NM)

Carol Schrader, executive director, Wise Fool New Mexico

Representatives of New Mexico Arts Community


2:30PM- 3:15PM               Meow Wolf/CHIMERA Site Visit

Location: 

1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Participants:                      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D- NM)

Vince Kadlubek, CEO, Meow Wolf

Representatives of New Mexico Arts Community


3:45PM- 4:30PM              Museum of International Folk Art

Location:  

706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Participants:                

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D- NM)

Khristaan Villela, Ph.D., Director, Museum of International Folk Art

Aurelia Gomez, Deputy Director, Museum of International Folk Art

Carrie Hertz, Curator of Textiles and Costume, Museum of International Folk Art

Irvin Trujillo, Weaving Artist, NEA 2007 National Heritage Fellow

Julia Gomez, Colcha embroidery Artist


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

11:30AM- 12:30PM          National Institute of Flamenco Site Visit

Location:                             

The Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance, Carlisle Gym South Arena

The University of New Mexico Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Participants:                      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts  

Loie Fecteau, executive director, New Mexico Arts (NMA)

Eva Encinias Sandoval, founder/executive director

Ryan Cangiolosi, president, Board of Directors


12:30PM -12:40PM          Media availability

Location:                             

The Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance, Carlisle Gym South Arena

The University of New Mexico Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM 87131


2:00PM – 3:00PM             TIASO Artist Co-Operative & Artful Life Site Visit

Location:                             

Valle Encantado Farm, 1611 Five Points Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM

Participants:                

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Loie Fecteau, executive director, New Mexico Arts (NMA)

Valerie Martinez, director of Artful Life, TIASO Board President and Founding, Member of TIASO

Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez, project co-director for El Puente at Artful Life, TIASO, project manager and founding member of TIASO

3:00PM – 3:15PM             Media Availability

Location:                             

Valle Encantado Farm, 1611 Five Points Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM


3:30PM – 4:30PM             Working Classroom Site Visit

Location:                             

423 Atlantic Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM

Participants:                      

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Loie Fecteau, executive director, New Mexico Arts (NMA)

Gabrielle Uballez, executive director of Working Classroom

4:30PM- 4:45PM               Media Availability

Location:                             

423 Atlantic Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM


About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the agency is celebrating this milestone with events and activities through September 2016.

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Contact

Judith Kargbo (NEA), kargboj@arts.gov, 202-682-5528
Jennifer Talhelm (Senator Tom Udall), news@tomudall.senate.gov, (202) 228-6870

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