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April 16, 2010
At the State Arts Council
Follow the Passion
Business and the Arts Awards Gala is May 17
The State Arts Council and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are sponsoring an upcoming event that will be of interest to performing, literary, and visual artists, along with artist-educators. Follow the Passion: An Exploration of the Arts, Literacy & Creativity in Education, takes place Friday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kearsarge Region High School in North Sutton, N.H. The day will feature multi-media presentations and conversations with award-winning poet, author, and educator Wesley McNair and dancer, artist-educator, visual artist, and poet Katherine Ferrier, facilitated by author Rebecca Rule. It will provide an opportunity to learn about new educational resources that support poetry, dance, and interdisciplinary studies. Participants are invited to a post-presentation picnic and hike at Rollins State Park. Early registration is $60 and includes lunch. For more information, call Catherine O’Brian at 603-271-0795 or Frumie Selchen at 603-323-7302, or visit www.aannh.org.
Around the State
The 26th annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held Monday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, the gala will honor the 29 New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of drama, literature and music. The grand finale is the announcement of the winners.
The twenty-nine businesses were nominated for their sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and donations of products and services in support of the arts. They are: artstream LLC, Bank of America, BayRing Communications, Beswick Engineering, Bluefish Granite LLC, Bridgewater Power Company, Duprey Companies, Elbrys Networks, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Gordi’s Fish and Steak House, Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, Laconia Savings Bank, Lamb & Lion Studio, Lincoln Financial Group, MacMillin, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Monadnock Living, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation, NextEra Energy, Ocean Bank, Persian Rug Galleries, Pompanoosuc Mills, RiverStone Resources, TD Bank, The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls, The Provident Bank, Timken Super Precision, WiValley, WXRV 92.5 The River,
For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 17 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or [email protected] Tickets are $75 each; tables for 10 are $650. Reduced price tickets are available for artists and arts administrators who contact the NHBCA.
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