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The passing of Dennis Holub

Sep. 04, 2014

We are very sad to share that Dennis Holub, the retired Executive Director of the South Dakota Arts Council and former Chair of Arts Midwest, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, August 29. He was 67 years old.

Dennis had been struggling the last few years with an array of health problems. In fact, it was those challenges which caused him to step down from his role as our Chair in the middle of his second term. True to his nature, Dennis said at the time that he did not feel he could “...

David J. Fraher Future Leaders' Fund Award 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

Congratulations to Regina Hanson, Morgan Holmes, and Becca Grandstrand—this year’s recipients of the David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund Award.

In January 2009, David Fraher marked 25 years as Executive Director (now President & CEO) of Arts Midwest. Arts Midwest’s Board of Directors and staff, along with many friends and colleagues, established the David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund to honor David’s contributions to and vision for the field. The Future Leaders...

August 2014 Spotlight: Three Oaks Theater Festival + David Lutken

Aug. 21, 2014

Three Oaks Theater Festival in Three Oaks, MI presented David Lutken in July 2014.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities including panel discussions, question & answer sessions, and community hootenannies over the course of two days.

Three Oaks Theater Festival celebrated its sophomore season July 5- August 2, 2014. The Festival, Co-founded by John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc...

Engaging young readers through art with The Big Read Los Angeles

Aug. 06, 2014

Today we received a remarkable souvenir from a Big Read grantee, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Thank you for sending in this sculpture of Ashima Ganguli, a character from the Big Read selection, The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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July 2014 Spotlight: Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County + Spencers Theatre of Illusion

Jul. 16, 2014

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County in Findlay, OH presented Spencers Theatre of Illusion in October 2013.

This Arts Midwest Touring Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance and residency activities, including more than ten workshops for students with special needs at local schools, over the course of three days.

Spencers Theatre of Illusion blends together magic, illusion, humor, and personality to cultivate wonder in the...

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