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For June 4, 2010

At the N.H. State Council on the Arts

Date Set for 2010 Arts Education Conference
Save the Dates of October 22-24, 2010, for Field of Vision: the N.H. State Council on the Arts’ 2010 Statewide Arts Education Conference taking place at the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch. The conference is designed for teachers, school administrators, teaching artists, and interested parents and community members. Over the three-day event, the conference features inspiring speakers, workshops, best practice models for artist residency projects, resources, and networking opportunities. The 2010 conference will feature a keynote presentation and panel with Dr. James Catterall, professor of education and researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Catterall is a research coordinator and co-author of the book Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Social and Academic Development, which was supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education. This conference is held in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH). dFor an early bird registration form please go to:   For more information, contact Catherine O'Brian, Arts Education Coordinator, at 603-271-0795 or or Frumie Selchen, executive director, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, at 603-323-7302 or

At the National Endowment for the Arts

More N.H. Museums Join in Blue Star Museums Program
Three more New Hampshire museums have joined Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the military family support network Blue Star Families. Blue Star Museums offers free admission to active duty military-including active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard-and their immediate family members. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 31, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010. Participating New Hampshire museums include:  
  • American Independence Museum, Exeter
  • Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge
  • Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
  • The Frost Place, Franconia
  • Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner
  • New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
  • Poore Farm Homestead, Stewartstown
  • Portsmouth Historical Society – John Paul Jones House, Portsmouth
  • Remick Country Doctor Museum, Tamworth
  • Seacoast Science Center, Rye
  • Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth

Other museums may join the program throughout the summer. For an updated list of participating museums; visit  

Around the Country

Received a CDBG Grant? NASAA Would Like Some Info 
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is working to collect information about arts organizations, communities or projects that have received Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or local entities that regrant HUD funding. If your organization or one you know of has recently received an award, please contact Jesse Rye, NASAA’s policy and program associate, at The information collected will help identify how various federal funding sources can be creatively tapped at the local level to fund arts and culture.

In Memory

Donald Sheehan
Donald Sheehan, founding director of The Frost Place, a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts based at Robert Frost’s Franconia, N.H., homestead, died at his South Carolina home May 26. For a complete story and obituary, visit The Frost Place website at


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Last updated: March 13, 2012

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