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Independent Children's Artist Networking Arts Education Showcase


Date: Sat Aug 24 2002 - 02:37:52 PDT

This is a press release I sent out recently regarding an arts education
showcase ICAN is holding in Louisiana. If you are in Louisiana, please
come! We are going to have doorprizes, refreshments, craft activities
for the kids, a silent auction, and of course, performances from artists
of all arts disciplines. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good
times roll!

Dianne de Las Casas
Professional Storyteller
Director, Story Ballet Magic
President, ICAN - Independent Children's Artist Network
Co-Publisher, Working smARTS e-newsletter for children's artists
Louisiana State Liaison, National Storytelling Network
Founder, childrensartists e-group on
P.O. Box 2656
Harvey, LA 70059
504-368-1831ph/fax <> <> <> <>

"ICAN Make a Difference with the Arts!"

-----Original Message-----
From: Dianne de Las Casas [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 3:47 PM
Subject: Independent Children's Artist Networking Arts Education



Dianne de Las Casas, President

Independent Children's Artist Network (ICAN)

P.O. Box 2656

Harvey, LA 70059

(504) 368-1831 ph/fax




Arts Education Performance Showcase in Baton Rouge, Louisiana September
7, 2002

        The Independent Children's Artist Network (ICAN) is hosting an
arts education performing showcase featuring professional children's
artists from across Louisiana. Showcasing artists include Jeannine
Pasini Beekman (storytelling), Bruce Daigrepont (music), Johnette
Downing (music), Neil and Mary Early (storytelling), Wanda Ellard
(storytelling), Oneal Isaac (storytelling), Papillion (music), Rose Anne
St. Romain (storytelling), and Story Ballet Magic (storytelling &
ballet). The showcase will be held at the Louisiana Resource Center for
Educators, 7305 Florida Blvd., Ste. D in Baton Rouge on Saturday,
September 7, 2002 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Specific directions to
the showcase site can be found at <> Click on "Directions." Educators, librarians, and
presenters interested in children's programs are invited to attend.
Kids are welcome but reservations are strongly recommended as there is
only seating for 100. Participate in a silent Arts Auction, craft
activities for the kids, have the chance to win a delightful basket of
goodies, and enjoy entertaining performances.

        ICAN is an organization of professional children's artists from
Louisiana who perform arts in education programs in school, library,
family, and community venues. A catalog of artists is published and
distributed to schools, libraries, and presenters statewide each fall.
Many of our artists have received awards, honors, and fellowships for
their work. Please visit <> for more information about ICAN.

        For more information regarding the showcase or to order your
complimentary ICAN Artist Directory, please email Dianne de Las Casas at
<> or call