August 17, 2010
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History in collaboration with the West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) will be conducting statewide listening tours throughout the month of September. The arts section of the Division will host a series of free meetings to listen to the needs and comments of any interested community members. The information gathered will be used to develop new programs and review policies for grants available to communities, schools and individual artists with state and federal funding.
Arts administrators, arts educators, artists, art patrons and interested members of the general public are invited to participate in these informal conversations. The arts staff will provide discussion starter questions to begin the conversation at each listening tour stop. A complete list of the tour stops is attached.
Jeff Pierson, director of arts for the Division, says “These tours allow us the opportunity to gather the information from the community which is vital in our efforts to provide arts experiences to the state of West Virginia.”
For more information about the programs and services of the WVCA, contact Pierson at (304) 558-0240, ext. 717, or by e-mail at [email protected].
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
2010 LISTENING TOUR
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - Time: 12:30 p.m. - Moundsville
Host: Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
David Rotenizer, 304-843-4128, Email me
801 Jefferson Avenue
Moundsville, W.Va. 26041
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - Time: 12:30 p.m. - Princeton
Host: Chuck Mathena Center
Spring Turner, 304-425-5128, Email me
2 Stafford Commons
Princeton, W.Va. 24740
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - Time: 5:30 p.m. - Logan
Host: Museum in the Park
Frankie Spears-Esposito, 304-792-7229, Email me
376 Little Buffalo Creek Road
Logan, W.Va. 25601
Friday, September 17, 2010 - Time: 12:30 p.m. - Glenville
Host: Glenville State College
Liza Brenner, 304-462-6346, Email me
200 High Street
Glenville, W.Va. 26351
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Time: 5:30 p.m. - Martinsburg
Host: The Art Centre
Mary Lewis, 304-263-0224, Email me
300 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401