Chairman Rocco Landesman Releases the Schedule for His Visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 9, 2011

Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Minneapolis on September 9, 2011 for a series of events and site visits. Chairman Landesman will visit the James Sewell Ballet and the Hennepin Theatre Trust, recipient of an NEA Our Town grant to support a planning process for the Hennepin Avenue thoroughfare. Following these visits, Chairman Landesman will participate in a panel discussion on creative placemaking, with panelists including Mayor R.T. Rybak and other arts and civic leaders. That evening, Chairman Landesman will give remarks at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts' Grand Opening gala performance. Friday, September 9
11:45 a.m. -  12:15 p.m.  "" Briefing at the James Sewell Ballet Location: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 215, Minneapolis, MN 55403   
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.   Orientation with the Hennepin Theatre Trust and tour of Hennepin Avenue, site of Hennepin Theatre Trust's Our Town project. Location: 615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 140, Minneapolis, MN 55403  
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Panel discussion -- "Creative Placemaking: Challenges and Opportunities in 2011"  Free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please visit the Hennepin Theatre Trust's website Location: Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall  
8:00 p.m. -  10:00 p.m   Remarks at Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts' Grand Opening gala performance Location: 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403


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