Arts Education & New MSAB Members

6/11/03

1. ARTS EDUCATION COMMUNITY GATHERING
2. THREE NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED TO MN STATE ARTS BOARD
3. TAKE MCA’S SURVEY

1. ARTS EDUCATION COMMUNITY GATHERING

The Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education is holding a conference for grassroots community arts and arts education leaders June 27-28 in Maple Grove in the North Metro area. They have extended the deadline to sign up for this very special gathering until June 14. Join Alliance Director Kathleen Maloney and like-minded, politcally-savvy, forward-thinking arts people. Refresh, rejuvenate and prepare for the next year. Special guests include Senator Steve Kelley and Representative Barb Sykora, K-12 education policy chairs who negotiated the inclusion of the arts in new MN standards. Other surprise guests, too. Print the brochure at http://www.allarts4allkids.org/ Return your registration to the Alliance via e-mail kathleen@allarts4allkids.org, or fax it to them at 651/917-8000 by June 14 to guarantee your space.

2. THREE NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED TO MN STATE ARTS BOARD

I thought you might be interested to know that three new people have been appointed to the Minnesota State Arts Board as of June 5, 2003. They replace former members Ben Vander Kooi, Penny Snipper, and Sara Barrows. The following information is from a press release from the Governor’s office:

Sarah Caruso, Diana Lewis, and Edward Oliver have been appointed to the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Sarah Caruso, of Hopkins, is a strategic planning and marketing consultant at Northampton Partners, a firm she founded in 1999. She previously served on the Board of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, and as Chair of the Board of the PACER Center, a nonprofit organization serving the needs of children and families with disabilities.

Diana Lewis, of Sunfish Lake, has been employed at Ecolab, Inc. in St. Paul since 1988. She is currently the Senior Vice President for Human Resources. She has served on the Board of Directors for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the MacPhail School of Music, the Metropolitan State University Foundation, and the Minneapolis YWCA.

Edward Oliver, of Deephaven, served in the State Senate from 1993-2003, representing the Lake Minnetonka area. He was instrumental in the cooperative effort to create the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Oliver and his wife Charty have been active members and participants in several community art organizations. Some of Oliver’s past community involvement includes work with the Minnesota Opera, Art on the Lake, the United Way, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities