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January 12, 2004  4:00-5:30

“Connecting the Dots:  Where do arts and culture impact, influence and intersect with other sectors?”

Come hear some of Rhode Island’s prominent leaders in government, business, philanthropy, tourism and education discuss their perspectives on the arts and cultural community.  Panelists will share their views on how arts and culture fit within their strategic visions and goals; their barriers to working with the arts community; how they see arts and culture playing a role in future community and economic development in Rhode Island; and more.... 

Panelists include*: 
Lisa G. Churchville  -  President & General Manager, WJAR NBC10
George Donnelly  -  Executive Director, Providence Tourism Council
Ronald V. Gallo  -  President, The Rhode Island Foundation
Roger Mandle  -  President, Rhode Island School of Design
Peter McWalters*  -  Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education
Representative William J. Murphy*  -  Speaker of the House, RI House of Representatives
Richard Reed
  -  Director of Administration, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
John Hazen White Jr.*  -  President, Taco, Inc.
Laurie White*  - Executive Counselor to the Governor for Policy and Communications

Cliff Wood
  -  Director, Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, City of Providence

Panel moderated by Karin Reed of NBC10.
*pending confirmation

The panel will be held in the 3rd Floor Auditorium of the Providence Public Library Central Branch, 225 Washington call Tonya at 401-621-6108.

You are also cordially invited to an Arts After Hours reception immediately following the event from 5:30 - 7:00 pm - at Kestral (2nd Floor) - the new restaurant located a at 123 Empire St. at corner of Washington Street, Providence.  RSVP Required.


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