Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wisconsin Arts News for July 7

Wisconsin Arts News
A Service of the Wisconsin Arts Board



July 7, 2009


"The arts already have a proven track record of helping drive the U.S. economy out of an economic rut. In the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had the foresight to create Federal Project #1, otherwise known as the Works Progress Administration. The WPA generated thousands of employment opportunities for unemployed artists and writers, and helped to move the country out of the misery of the Great Depression. Of course, the WPA also produced a profound cultural legacy: magnificent structures, murals, sculptures, plays, and historical works, which we use and enjoy today." José M. Serrano, New York State Senator


Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's ...



"Gateways" - Artists Li Hu, MFA – Oshkosh, Jane Herrick, MA – Eau Claire, Emily Kewon, MFA – Madison, Matthew Piepenbrok, BFA – Stevens Point

Wisconsin Arts Board/DOA Exhibition

Through July 24

Each of us is a mosaic of influences – our parents, our families, our communities, our cultures or ethnic backgrounds – and each experience adds another piece or dimension to our personal definition.  Even as they, the artists, provide you, the observer, a gateway into their own lives you, the observer, will add a new piece to your own mosaic from the experience.


2009 Governor's Awards in Support of the Arts Nomination Forms Now Available

Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts
Deadline:  July 17, 2009 for electronic submission; must be postmarked by 7/17 if using US Mail

"Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Governor's Awards in Support of the Arts.  You may use our web form to submit a nomination of an individual, corporation, or community organization.  You may also download a printable version of the form (.pdf format, requires free Adobe Acrobat reader) to be completed and mailed. These must be postmarked by July 17, 2009, to be considered."


Advancing a Cultural Climate - National Arts Policy Roundtable recommendations available online

Americans for the Arts

"The 2008 National Arts Policy Roundtable, an annual forum of Americans for the Arts and the Sundance Preserve, examined important and timely opportunities for the arts to promote civic engagement toward building healthy communities and a healthy democracy. The Roundtable convened 29 leaders from business, government, philanthropy, education, and the arts, including Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and George Tzougros, Executive Director for Wisconsin Arts Board. Policy recommendations—designed to ensure a vital civic role for the arts in regard to cross-sector alliances, policies and investment, research and evaluation, and messaging and case-making—have been released on the Americans for the Arts website in the form of a 27-page report about the roundtable."



Wisconsin Arts Board Recommends:  World-class WI Arts Tours

Wisconsin's Gangster Tour

Travel Wisconsin

"The Prohibition and the Great Depression of the 1920s and '30s were lucrative times for outlaws like Al Capone and John Dillinger."



Day Trip East Coast Wisconsin Visual Arts Tour

Travel Wisconsin

"From sophisticated cities to quaint fishing villages, the Wisconsin harbor towns dotting the state's 1,100 miles of scenic Lake Michigan coastline promise a visual art adventure."



Summer is ripe for day-trippers; variety of vacation venues awaits

Wisconsin State Journal

"For those who have experienced cutbacks in their income, or been worried about their shrinking retirement funds, destinations like Monroe, Milwaukee, Madison or the Fox Valley may be the preferred option this year."



New:  Arts-Related Grant Opportunities

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Launches New Grant Program to Help Nonprofits Cope With Economy

Philanthropy News Digest RFP

Posted on June 22, 2009

Deadline: October 9, 2009

"The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, one of the largest community foundations in Wisconsin, has launched a new, temporary grant program designed to help a limited number of charitable organizations maintain key programs through the current challenging economic situation. To fund this program, the foundation is redirecting most of its unrestricted grant dollars for 2009-10 to the Bridge Grant Program and is streamlining its competitive grant application processes. Approximately $650,000 in total funding will be available to provide general operating support to charitable organizations which, due to the current economic decline, are in need of bridge funding to help maintain programs necessary to their core mission, and are able to demonstrate prior financial health and high potential for future stability."



Gannett Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

Philanthropy News Digest RFP

Posted on June 25, 2009

Deadline: August 17, 2009

"The Gannett Foundation Community Action Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States where Gannett Co., Inc. owns a newspaper or broadcast station. Community action grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. About 60 percent of the foundation's community grants target grassroots organizations in the areas of social/human services, health, and mental health, and are intended to benefit the most disadvantaged people in local communities."



Association of Performing Arts Presenters Announces Cultural Exchange Fund Application Schedule

Philanthropy News Digest RFP

"Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program that assists U.S.-based presenters working to build partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators to promote the display of work by artists from around the world in its own cultural context. In promoting cross-cultural arts programming, Arts Presenters strongly encourages travel to the following locations (including but not limited to): the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa."


SPACE FOR CHANGE:  New LINC Program Recognizes Innovation in

Development of Affordable Artist Spaces with Two Funding Opportunities

Through a funding collaboration between the MetLife Foundation and Ford Foundation, Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) announces Space for Change:  Building Communities Through Innovative Art Spaces. The Space for Change program seeks to highlight the production of artist spaces in an emerging framework of cultural equity, where artists are key stakeholders and contributors in community building and revitalization. This program kicks off with the MetLife Innovative Space Awards (ISA), an awards program that recognizes and promotes successful artist spaces that exhibit innovation, affordability, sustainability and positive community impact.  Winning projects will demonstrate the role that affordable artist spaces play in community revitalization and socially progressive development, as well as replicable and sustainable models for artist space development.  In November 2009, up to five winning projects will receive awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.



NALAC Introduces New Transnational Cultural Remittance Grant - Program to Fund Joint Projects in the U.S., Mexico and Central America

July 24 Deadline

San Antonio, Texas –The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new competitive grant program, the Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) grant, a project of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture with support from the Ford Foundation.  This new grant program seeks to identify and support exemplary cultural exchange projects that support grassroots artistic and cultural practices and strengthen social networks across national boundaries in transnational communities.



CALL FOR ARTISTS - visual artists - writers and poets - performance artists, sound artists, composers, choreographers - film/video/animation artists

Alliance of Artists

Deadline August 15

The Alliance of Artists Communities is now accepting applications for the 2010 Midwestern Voices and Visions awards - celebrating, supporting, and promoting the work of highly talented, yet under-recognized artists of color from the Midwest. Eligibility: The initiative seeks to promote artists of color working in any visual, literary, and/or performance-based media, who display artistic excellence, are committed to an artistic career, and are under-served, under-recognized, or under-represented in the mainstream. Midwestern Voices and Visions accepts applications from artists from all disciplines who:



Writing Competition Invites Native Americans to Share Insights on Economy

Foundation Center

Deadline:  September 15

The Alaska Federation of Natives, in partnership with the National Congress of American Indians and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, has launched "Native Insight: Thoughts on Recession, Recovery & Opportunity," a writing competition designed to encourage Native Americans to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the current economic and political landscape. The national competition will distributed a total of $60,000 among three Alaska Native winners and three Native Hawaiian/Lower 48 American Indian winners ($10,000 each), with opportunities for their winning essays to be published in Native journals and magazines across the United States.


Visual Arts/Museums
Cable Museum receives conservation bookshelf

Ashland Daily Press

CABLE — "Treasured collections held by the Cable Natural History Museum will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS has now awarded almost 3,000 free sets of the IMLS Bookshelf, in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). "We are already so excited that our new facility houses our collections in a climate-controlled environment. The Collections Bookshelf resources will take the Museum to yet another level of professional collections caretaking," said Michelle Gostomski, executive director of the museum.  "Through competitive grant funding, the museum has been fortunate to receive over $200,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services."


Arts and Creativity in Education

Wauwatosa Child Published in National Magazine

Wauwatosa Now

"The August 2009 issue of Highlights for Children has published a drawing of a boat in its "Your Own Pages" section by 11-year-old Ryan Mauk of Wauwatosa, a 5th grade student at Christ King School. Ryan, the child of Ken and Megan Mauk, enjoys reading world record books and science magazines, going on roller coasters, running track and drawing. Each year, Highlights readers send the magazine more than thirty-five thousand submissions. The magazine selects work by boys and girls of all ages and from many different places in the world. By showcasing a representative sample of all the work, Highlights hopes to foster children's creativity."



Letter to the editor:  Time to rally around Northland College

Ashland Daily Press

"I am concerned about the health of Northland College. Over the past eight years we've watched as enrollment has declined dramatically. Innovative and interesting programs have been cut.  Students now are asking the serious question of whether or not they'll be able to complete their education at Northland. Faculty and staff now have to wonder if they will be able to continue living in this community. In my opinion, the City of Ashland should be alarmed and moving immediately to make the re-invention of Northland College a top priority. My concerns as a citizen of Ashland start with the economic impact of Northland College, its faculty, staff, and students on this community. When the enrollment goes down there are less pizza deliveries, less movies rented, less double mocha depth charges guzzled, and the list goes on and on. There are also the big ticket items like property tax paid by faculty and staff. The overall economic impact of having a vibrant and thriving college in our community is enormous."



States urged to keep reciprocity

Hudson Star-Observer

"Area residents who work in Minnesota could face a more taxing tax season next year. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is threatening to end his state's tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. As part of Pawlenty's recent "unallotment plan" to balance Minnesota's budget, $106 million of the fix comes from speeding up Wisconsin's payments to Minnesota."



Community Arts
History of Brookfield and Elm Grove featured in new book

Brookfield Now

"Local author Tom Ramstack's new book "Brookfield & Elm Grove" is available now. It holds a great variety of images and photographs of people and places in our community.  The images in the book depict what life was like 100 years ago when the 36 square mile Brookfield township had an important agricultural emphasis. You will learn about the close relationships settlers formed with others and their strong sense of community. Along with everyday life, and special occasions, readers will find visual accounts of tornadoes, fires and train wrecks."


New central library would be a boost to Madison, proponents say

Wisconsin State Journal

"A new Madison central library would boost use, be a civic symbol and inspire economic development — like other new libraries rising across the nation, supporters say. And the developer proposing the new library says it can be done for $1.25 million annually for 20 years — just $5 per city resident a year added to their current $50 per capita cost of running the library system. So far, cost seems by far to be the big concern about the project."



Media Arts

Milwaukee Film leadership changes - Bacha quits as executive director before 1st festival

Blog: Duane Dudek of the Journal Sentinel

"Diane Bacha confirmed Monday that she has left her post as executive director of Milwaukee Film. No reasons for the departure were announced, although Bacha described it as amicable. Milwaukee Film artistic director Jonathan Jackson has been made acting executive director, according to a statement released by Jackson. In his statement, Jackson said Bacha resigned last Thursday. According to the statement, Milwaukee Film was "indebted" to Bacha for her efforts in starting up the festival. The surprise announcement probably will not affect the upcoming film festival, scheduled for Sept. 24 through Oct. 4, but it is a curious development as the group prepares for its debut festival."



Editorial: Where's the happy medium on film incentive tax credits?

Green Bay Press Gazette

"Public Enemies" opened to great fanfare June 30 in cities like Oshkosh, where key scenes were filmed for the 1930s-era gangster movie. Ironically, the day before, Gov. Jim Doyle signed a budget bill into law all but assuring that Wisconsin will not host a big-budget production again anytime soon. The makers of "Public Enemies" spent an estimated $5 million in the Badger State in exchange for $4.6 million in tax credits. Oshkosh officials estimate that local production costs and visitor spending brought about $4 million into their city alone in April 2008."



The Three Big Myths About Public Enemies: Don't Believe Everything You Read!

New York Observer

"You'd be forgiven for thinking that Michael Mann's Public Enemies is suffocated by historical accuracies, coming as it does from such a notoriously detail-oriented director. Not so! Mr. Mann's script, co-written by Southland's Ann Biderman and Ronan Bennett, is chock-a-block with dramatic license."



Best Weekend Never - Why journalists don't account for inflation when they report box office records.


"When The Dark Knight earned $158 million in its opening weekend last summer, journalists went gaga over the possibility that it would unseat Titanic as the all-time domestic box office leader. But the race was utter bunk. Accounting for inflation, the true record holder is Gone With the Wind, which—in 2009 dollars—earned over 50 percent more than Titanic and almost three times as much as The Dark Knight. Rhett Butler doesn't give a damn about Jack Dawson, let alone Bruce Wayne."



New Rules for Times Company Cell Phones

New York Observer

"In today's edition of New York Times cost-saving: Times editors are now strongly encouraging staffers to quit texting on their company cell phones, avoid using the phones entirely when overseas on assignment and never, ever to call 411 with a company phone."



WSJ: Justice Dept. reviewing big telecom

Wall Street Journal/AP

NEW YORK (AP) – "The Justice Department is starting a review of whether the largest U.S. telecommunications carriers engage in anticompetitive behavior, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The inquiry, as yet informal, may look at whether consumers are hurt by the long-term exclusivity agreements carriers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless sign with cell phone makers, according a report on the newspaper's Web site on Monday. The Federal Communications Commission has already said it will look into exclusive handset deals. Most exclusivity agreements last for six months or less, but AT&T is still the only U.S. carrier to sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone two years after the first model's launch, which has drawn attention."


Performing Arts

More Taking Music Lessons Despite Economy Save Email Print

WSAW-TV Wausau

"The tough economy has many families cutting back on spending this summer. Despite it all, more people are enrolling in music classes. With the national unemployment rate now at more than 9% it's hard not to find someone who's affected. The owner of Music Perception in Wausau says people draw to the arts when they lose their job, because many feel helpless. She says making music and being productive can help them deal with stress."


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Visual Arts/Museums
Opening and closing this week

Blog:  Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel


July 7

Richard Knight and Peter Kursel at the James Watrous Gallery, in Madison

July 9

Wallis Coffman, Robin M. Fleming, Susan Hale & Sandra Pape at CR Davidson Art Consultants

"Line Dance," work by Joe Weidert at the Wild Apple Gallery (Menasha)

July 10

"Four Seasons/Four Corners," work by Roy Staab at UWM Inova

July 11

"Art Fair Off the Square" at the WI Alliance of Artists & Craftspeople (Madison)

July 12

The Art of Patrice Herbst, Katie Musolff, and Colette Odya Smith at the Cedarburg Cultural Center



July 10

 "No Boundaries," work by Karen McCormick at Danceworks

July 11

"Great Impressions 2" at the Dean Jensen Gallery

"New Still-Lifes" by Joe Hameister at the Tory Folliard Gallery

"Errant Compass," work by Jason Rohlf at the Tory Folliard Gallery

"Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix" at the Chazen

July 12

Museum of Art (Madison)

Dawn Hunter at the Hoard Musuem (Fort Atkinson)

"Class Pictures" Photographs by Dawoud Bey at the Milwaukee Art Museum

"Wisconsin Artists Biennial" at the Rahr West Art Museum (Manitowoc)"

Art Fair Off the Square" at the WI Alliance of Artists & Craftspeople (Madison)



Introduction to Artist Trading Cards program at the Brookfield Library

Brookfield Now

July 29

"Introduction to ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)  Artist Trading Cards, aka ATCs, are baseball card-sized creations traded between artists. The Brookfield Public Library is hosting a workshop by Carolyn Brady, locally famous ATC artist, on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 PM. Join us in the Library's Community room to hear a presentation on ATCs, see samples of Carolyn's work, and try your hand at making an ATC."


Arts and Creativity in Education

Racine Journal Times

July 8

RACINE — "Park High School, 1901 12th St., would like to invite the Racine community to attend the John Burns Theater dedication ceremony which will be held in the theater at the school at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burns, a retired Racine Unified School District teacher, was an instrumental figure at Park High School for more than 30 years as a speech and drama teacher.  Throughout his career, Burns taught numerous courses within the department including speech, drama and stagecraft as well as serving as department chair. He also created and developed curriculum for Radio and Television and advanced Television Production classes still being utilized today. In addition to his directorial accomplishments for the school's many plays, Burns gave numerous contributions to school life beyond the classroom and embodied the essence of the Park High School spirit."



Howe Family Resource Center's Art and Culture Week is July 13-17

Green Bay Press Gazette

July 13 - 17

"The Howe Family Resource Center will be holding Art and Culture Week for children in grades 1-5 from noon to 3 p.m. July 13-17. Local artist Sandy Shackleford and Juliet Cole, associate director of the Institute for Learn Partnership at UW-Green Bay, will be teaching children about different forms of art."



Unified's Summer Musical Theatre presentation to be 'Aida' July 31-Aug. 1

Racine Journal Times

July 31 – August 1

RACINE — "The Racine Unified School District Summer Musical Theatre summer performance will be the popular Broadway musical "Aida." Aida is based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera of the same name. Disney Theatrical produced the musical, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1, and 2 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Gilmore Middle School Auditorium, 2330 Northwestern Avenue. The musical originated from a children's storybook version of Verdi's opera. It tells the story of a forbidden and unrequited love."



Community Arts
Colin Cabot to attend Skylight board meeting Wednesday

Blog:  Tom Strini of the Journal Sentinel

July 8

Colin Cabot, the former managing director, donor and guiding light of the Skylight Opera Theatre, will come to Milwaukee from his New Hampshire home to try to calm the controversy that has engulfed the company since artistic director Bill Theisen was fired on June 16. Cabot will attend a crucial board meeting set for Wednesday (July 8) afternoon. Cabot moved away 12 years ago, after seeing the company through the transition from the late Clair Richardson's personal project to Milwaukee institution. Cabot was the main force behind the move from a ramshackle former garage on Jefferson Street to the Broadway Theatre Center in the Historic Third Ward.



the ultimate intermission speech - a open letter to the skylight community, from colin cabot. July 3, 2009 - Thoughts on the Artistic Direction of the Skylight --  An open letter to the Skylight Community

Tuesdaysblog:  Tony Clements

Dear Friends of the Skylight,

Since June 16 I have thought a lot about the woes of the Skylight, and now that Bill Theisen has agreed to direct most of the shows he was scheduled to do in the fiftieth anniversary season, I want to put my thoughts in writing. In addition to several protracted conversations I've had with both Bill and Eric Dillner and Suzanne Hefty, many old friends from the board and from the artistic community have called me to talk about the issue, some asking me to weigh in with some sort of ultimate "intermission speech" as if the spirit of the Skylight is somehow lodged within me. I deferred answering these calls until last week because I was busy, have been away for twelve years, and thought that a voice from the past would only muddy the waters. I did offer myself as a mediator and think that I helped clarify Bill's thoughts as he made the decision whether or not to accept the offer on the table after he was fired. My mantra has always been to help the institution of the Skylight rather than take sides in what began as a personnel dispute and has escalated into a public relations debacle.



Cable Songfest set for July 12

Ashland Daily Press

July 12

"It's a grand night for singing!  It happens at the Cable UCC on July 12 at 7 p.m. A one-hour gala SongFest of Show Tunes from the 30s and 40s followed by free ice cream sundaes. Admission is free. Audience singing will carry the evening. Jodi Kingdon of Cable and California is the song-leader with Patty Van Landschoot from Hayward on piano with various area instrumentalists backing them up. They'll be playing songs like "I've Got the World on a String," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Summertime," "Oh,What a Beautiful Morning," "Side By Side," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "Old Cape Cod," "Try to Remember," "Moonlight in Vermont," "How High the Moon," "I Believe" and more."


Folk Arts/Folklife
Fun for old, young and those in between at Red Cliff powwow

Ashland Daily Press

July 10-12

RED CLIFF — "Ten-year-old fancy shawl dancer Sonya Henri came to Red Cliff's 31st Annual Traditional Powwow on Friday just for, as she put it, "the fun."But her friend, 8-year-old Sagen Quale, had more ambitious aspirations. "I'm also going to see if I'll be Princess of Red Cliff," said the jingle-dress dancer, whose lavender-hued regalia shimmered and clinked with the sound its tiny tin cones. Girls who wish to earn the title must, among other things, introduce themselves to the crowd using the Ojibwe language, she explained. The three-day powwow lasts through Sunday, with Friday night devoted in large part to honoring the community's youngest members, such as Henri and Quale, who were able to participate in the Miskwabikong Royalty Pageant."


Performing Arts
One more 'Enemies'-themed event; also Ghostbusting

Oshkosh Northwestern

July 9

"Oshkosh can't get enough of its "Public Enemies," apparently. Thursday's Waterfest concert is celebrating the release of Michael Mann's gangster flick with a couple special deals. Admission is free before 6 p.m. this week for the show -- which features Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Paul Sanchez and the New Orleans Rolling Road Show, with special guest the Susan Cowsill Band.  You can get in free all night if you bust out the zoot suit or other 1930s-era garb."



Madison Early Music Festival Starts Saturday - Attendees Can Go To Classes, Workshops

WKOW-TV Madison

July 11

MADISON, Wis. -- Long for the melancholy tune of the lute or the majestic sound of the sackbut? A weeklong festival featuring early music will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus starting Saturday. Paul Rowe, a professor at UW-Madison's School of Music and the event's co-artistic director, said the opportunity to study, attend concerts and perform sets the Madison Early Music Festival event apart from similar festivals. Some early instruments include the sackbut, shawm, lute, viola de gamba or crumhorn.



A.J. Love builds a Chicago blues revival at the Frequency

The Isthmus

July 21

"Local blues guitarist A.J. Love doesn't just like Chicago blues; he lives it and loves it. Though he has family and work responsibilities here in town, he drifts down to the Windy City a few times a week simply to listen to its stars and learn from them. He calls the Chicago blues — the stuff that Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf pioneered and that contemporary musicians like John Primer keep alive — the "real blues," not only because it's homegrown but because it's so difficult to master without having lived some of the heartbreaking stories its legends tell."


Tournament of laughs starts on Thursday - ComedySportz teams compete in 25th anniversary of event

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

July 9

"Baseball has the World Series, football has the Super Bowl. ComedySportz has the World Comedy League and its annual tournament. Take cover, Milwaukee: That tournament is coming here this year. Members of 21 ComedySportz teams will compete in Milwaukee Thursday through Saturday. No fewer than 180 improvisational comedians are expected to converge on the ComedySportz Walker's Point location from 19 other U.S. cities and Manchester, England. Pretty much anything can happen. Understanding ComedySportz requires a little understanding of the comedy world."



Cheap seats

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

July 9 - 11

"These shows are so cheap, they are actually free! The First Stage Theater Academy Company Class, which consists of high school students who have received advanced training, is offering free performances of two productions this week."



Cast Announced for UW-Waukesha Children's Play, Cinderella! Cinderella!

Brookfield Now

August 10 – 14

WAUKESHA, Wis. – "Jeff Smerz, who has directed summer children's theatre productions at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha for the past four years, has selected a cast of eight students and community members for the upcoming children's production Cinderella! Cinderella!, a classic fairy tale with a twist."









Wisconsin Arts Board Meetings
September 25 - 26:  Platteville

December 4:  Madison


Meetings and Conferences 

September 9 – 12:  22nd Annual Midwest Arts Conference, Arts Midwest, St. Paul, MN


October 29 - 30:  "Creative Exploration and Innovation", WI Art Education Association, Milwaukee


October 29 - 31:  Wisconsin State Music Conference, Wisconsin Music Educators Association, Madison


March 14 - 16, 2010: Governor's Conference on Tourism, Milwaukee


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