Importance of arts focus of presentation on April 27
Nationally-recognized presenter Silagh White of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, will talk about the importance of arts in the community during a free, public presentation at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Kenosha Public Museum.
White, a Kenosha native, has a rich and diverse background in the arts as a performer, administrator, and community volunteer. She has served on a number of advisory boards for various cultural organizations, and is in demand as a speaker on a variety of topics in the arts and culture.
White, director of Arts Lehigh — a university program designed to encourage the arts on campus and in the local community — has worked with many campuses and communities across the nation, examining how they can collaborate on mutually beneficial arts and humanities projects. White will talk about her experience with the city of Bethlehem Arts Commission. She also will address the influence of the arts on economic redevelopment, as well as the obstacles and successes that the City of Bethlehem Arts Commission has encountered through its efforts. Her appearance at the Museum was organized by the city’s Commission on the Arts, with support from University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.
People interested in attending White’s presentation at the museum should register by Monday, April 23, with KABA, by calling (262) 605-1100, or email: [email protected].
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will host White on Saturday, April 28, as part of its “Community and Alumni Celebration” at the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities. She will lead a discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. focused on the “Creative Campus” national initiative which encourages community partnerships among regional educational institutions, artists and arts organizations, tourism agencies, and local businesses. It focuses on sustainable strategies for creating cultural and economic “renaissances” within their communities. Individuals interested in attending the April 28 “creative campus” discussion at UW-Parkside should RSVP by April 23 by calling (262) 595-2594, or by e-mailing [email protected]. Seating for this event is limited.