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Friday, October 3, 2008

Press Release: Pearson Lakes Art Center

This is Arts and Humanities Month. Part of the celebration is the big blues show at the art center up at the lakes. Just goes to show that Iowa's great lakes region does not close its doors after labor day! We have stuff going on all year long!

For Immediate Release

Contact Person: Andrea Tonsfeldt
Phone: 712.332.7013
E-mail: andrea@lakesart.org

National Arts and Humanities Month, October 2008
Pearson Lakes Art Center Celebrates the Arts and Humanities in the Iowa Great Lakes

[Okoboji, IA]—The Pearson Lakes Art Center joins thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. PLAC will carry this message to the people of the Iowa Great Lakes through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life.

Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts and national coordinator of Arts and Humanities month, says, “Everyone recognizes the creative and cultural value of the arts and humanities. National Arts and Humanities Month offers us a chance to celebrate the often overlooked economic, educational, and civic engagement values that the arts impart in our daily lives.”

Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in what has become this country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities. Attached is a list of some of special events planned for National Arts and Humanities Month in Okoboji.

· October 6,13,20,27 – Kids Acting Class

· October 7,14,21,28 – Afterschool Art Club

· October 8 – Luncheon with Instruction

· October 9, 16, 23, 30 – Mini Michelangelos Pre-school Art

· October 10 Go Figure Exhibit Opening

· October 16 – Big Blues Night performance

· October 9, 16, 23, 30 – Free Thursday’s – Free studio time, gallery time, films, book club, artist guild, etc.

· October 24,25,26,30, 31 – Lakes Community Theatre’s Twelve Angry Jurors

· October 25 – Fall Family Workshop

· October 28 – Knitting/Felting Workshop

· Throughout the month of October, come view our outstanding exhibits: En Plein Air: Painting the Iowa Great Lakes Region, The Paterson Colt Gun Collection of Dennis A. LeVett, and the Russian and Soviet Impressionism Collection.

National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to all of the arts for all of the people. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was begun in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts. With 48 years of service, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.

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