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Published on July 12th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson

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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Making Trip to Mississippi

The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu, will make a tour through Mississippi from July 17–18 stopping to visit with organization that benefit from the NEA and Mississippi Arts Commission.

Her first stop will be in Jackson where the public can hear her speak at the Mississippi Museum of Art at 11 am. Following the speech she will talk with Malcolm White of the Mississippi Arts Commission, moderated by Betsy Bradley.

Chu will spend the rest of her trip making stops at the Powerhouse in Oxford, the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, and the B.B. King Museum in Indianola.

Chu’s site visit with Yoknapatawpha Arts Council will take place on Monday, July 17 from 4–5 pm. Chairman Chu will tour the arts council’s facility, The Powerhouse, and meet with their community partners, including artists who have participated in the Arts Incubator Project, which the NEA is supporting with an FY 2017 grant of $10,000. Participants will include:
Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Malcolm White, executive director, Mississippi Arts Commission
Wayne Andrews, director, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
Mrs. Robyn Tannenhill, mayor, City of Oxford
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council staff
Mr. Jon Maynard, CEO & president, Oxford Lafayette Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Foundation
Allen Kurr, vice president, Economic Development Foundation
Dr. Jeff Dennis, board member, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
Andrea (Andi) Bedsworth, Art-to-Go
Derek Brown, Life Long Productions

A full schedule of the events and more on the story can be found hereThe Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.



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