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Date: Sun Aug 25 2002 - 13:34:47 PDT


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Hi everyone:
Here is info about Arts Week (and some freebies), a bit on the Conference
(have you sent in your registration yet?) and something on a trip to Africa
for next year.

Illinois Arts Week is October 6-12 2002. Use this week to promote your
program, promote the arts, involve parents, feature students. OR Distribute
info such as this:
Download and print15 free "WHEREšS THE ART? Campaign" Flyers that focus on
nationšs arts education policy and program deficiencies. Bring attention to
the art education policy deficiencies that affect the nationšs young
citizenry; encourage the press/media, legislators, and parents to generate
public understanding the importance of improving art education policies that
lead to student art learning. (pdf download)

HOW TO USE FLYERS: Handouts at parent meetings and student exhibits,
accompany letters to decision makers, as a part of proposals to update art
programs, as handouts at lectures on art education, at student art
demonstrations, for handouts at teacher meetings, a checklist assessment of
programs, as an article in the school/district newsletter, as a rider in
mailings to parents, on the visitors brochure table at district office, in
the annual report on the art program, in school flyers about the art
to accompany slide/video presentations, or as handouts at galleries,
festivals, and fairs.

Each pdf flyer can be downloaded from NAEAšs web page news section at

You do not want to miss Friday evening's festivities at the annual
President's Reception. There will be hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a cash
bar, and a musical performance by the MAIN STREET PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY
as they present Remembering Old Galena.

This performance is a fascinating portrait of the Galena's colorful
history. Performing in period costumes, the singers and actors introduce
"the town that time forgot" with amusing anecdotes, intriguing nuggets of
history and vivacious song and dance.

The Cast Members are:
Carole Sullivan, a co-author of the performance, lives in Galena, and is a
director and playwright. She did extensive research to ensure that material
in the performance is factual, and actually wrote the lyrics and melody for
the "Galena" song performed in the show.

Emily Painter lives in Galena, and is director of a daycare center for a
hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Chris Ludescher lives in Galena, and is a wine and food consultant, and
salesperson at a local wine and cheese shop.

Doug Heil lives in Dubuque, Iowa, and is a teacher and high school drama
coach/director in nearby East Dubuque, IL.

Deb Hyland lives in Galena, and is an art teacher at Galena Primary and
Middle Schools, is an active member of IAEA, and was instrumental in
acquiring this production for the President's Reception and persuading Mr.
Arthur Geisert to be our featured speaker at the luncheon on October 25,

This program, The Arts of Ghana, which ran this summer, has been formally
approved by Northern Kentucky University to run the summer of 2003. It will
be the last two weeks of July, first week of August and will be in primarily
Kumasi and surrounding villages, and about the same price as the 2002 trip
(about $1500-$2000 land costs; plane fare probably less than this year,
since we'll be purchasing about 23 tickets). Graduate or undergraduate
credit from Northern Kentucky University will be available.

If you are interested, make plans and financial arrangements before the
September application dates. If you would like to receive the NKU brochure,
please send a message to MaryCarol Hopkins <Hopkins@NKU.EDU>
 putting "Ghana 2003 brochure" in the subject heading, and include your full
mailing address. I will get the addresses to the Director of International
Programs as soon as the brochures are available.

Marge Dickinson
19047 US Hwy 34
Galva IL 61434
309 932 2880   FAX 309 932 8207