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Artists Series receives Arts Midwest funding

RELEASED: Aug. 13, 2010

graphic for the Artists SeriesEAU CLAIRE — The Artists Series at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest's Performing Arts Fund, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board, General Mills Foundation and Land O'Lakes Foundation.

The Performing Arts Fund supports the touring of professional performing artists specializing in the fine arts of dance, theater, music and family entertainment throughout Arts Midwest's nine-state region. These engagements include public performances and in-depth educational activities reaching audiences that lack access to the performing arts. Arts Midwest will support the Artists Series presentation of The Rose Ensemble.

Arts Midwest executive director David J. Fraher says, "Arts Midwest is proud to support the UW-Eau Claire Artists Series in its upcoming presentation of The Rose Ensemble. In these economically trying times, arts events like this not only provide uplifting experiences for audiences, they also create meaningful jobs for those employed in the arts industry — thus amplifying the effectiveness of our funding."

The Rose Ensemble, an early music ensemble based in the Twin Cities, will present "La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Schofield Auditorium. The musicians who make up "the Twin Cities' most daring and imaginative vocal ensemble" (St. Paul Pioneer Press) have received acclaim for their ability to sing both as an ensemble and as soloists. In "La Nochebuena," the ensemble explores the great variety of music that filled the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and flooded the chapels and streets of Renaissance Spain.

Ticket information for the event is available online or by calling the Service Center at 800-949-UWEC.

Funding from Arts Midwest will allow the performance to include an outreach component that will broaden the Artists Series' reach into the community while also deepening the artistic experience of the individuals participating in the activities.

Arts Midwest connects people throughout the Midwest and the world to meaningful arts opportunities, sharing creativity, knowledge and understanding across boundaries. A nonprofit regional arts organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Arts Midwest serves audiences, arts organizations and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin and beyond. One of six nonprofit regional arts organizations in the United States, Arts Midwest has a history that spans more than 25 years.

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities and military bases.

Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is administered by the Activities and Programs office of the University Centers.

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