Dear friends and colleagues,
I’m hoping you will join me at a very fun and important evening: the 50th Anniversary celebration of both the Maine Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Maine Arts Commission is throwing a dinner party + entertainment on Thursday, November 5! At the gorgeous Point Lookout Resort in Northport on Maine’s midcoast, between Belfast and Camden. I’d really love to see you there — it will be a great way to get caught up.
Maine’s own Grammy winner and excellent artistic friend, pianist Paul Sullivan, will be on hand along with two of Maine’s premier choruses, Vox Nova Chamber Choir and theChoral Arts Society Camerata. Plus artists and arts organizations and business people from every corner of the state — a wonderful way for us to get together!
The highlight of the evening will be a keynote address by Bill Ivey. Bill is a former chairman of the NEA, as well as a noted author and musicologist. His thought-provoking books include Handmaking America: A Back to Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy; and Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights. He is well known for launching a new conversation around a Cultural Bill of Rights.
Not only is this a one-of-a-kind cultural convening, but we will also be randomly selecting recipients for two $2,500 awards from artists and arts organizations who attend the evening.
Don’t miss this! Not only do I look forward to seeing you — this is also an opportunity or you to share in some of the exciting things going on at the state level — including the Commission’s newly-released five year Cultural Plan.
Tickets are limited — see the promotion below, and go directly to http://mainearts.bpt.me to reserve yours today.
Call or write me if you have questions.
I hope to see you there!
with my warmest and best regards,
Linda L. Nelson
Maine Arts Commission