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Art and Education Programs

For Release: February 28, 2011
College Station, TX -

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Education Department will host several art and education programs and events Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

Schedule of Programs and Events

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
High School Education Program
(closed public/open media)
Rotating morning programs, 9 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.:
  • "Nazi Prisoners of War in America — A Slide Lecture" by Arnold P. Kramer, professor in the Texas A&M University History Department
    Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium
  • "The Biography: Writing Techniques" by James McGrath Morris
    Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Hagler Auditorium
    (also available via distance learning at http://dl.esc6.net)
  • Museum tour
    Bush Library and Museum
Afternoon program, 1-2 p.m.:
  • "Nuclear Renaissance" by Dr. Kenneth Peddicord, professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M and director of the Nuclear Power Institute
    Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Frymire Auditorium

2-7 p.m.
Acceptance of entries for the 2011 Art & Essay Contest
(open public/open media)
Bush Library and Museum Rotunda

4:15-6 p.m.
Brazos Valley Art Education Association monthly meeting
(RSVP required/open media)
Bush Library and Museum Rotunda and Orientation Theater

6:30-8 p.m.
Spotlight on Art Educators
(RSVP required/open media)
Bush Library and Museum Rotunda and Orientation Theater

Six-hundred high school juniors from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station will participate in the High School Education Program. Students will rotate between three morning sessions, and then meet for a combined afternoon session. The sessions will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The program "The Biography: Writing Techniques" is also available via distance learning at http://dl.esc6.net and is part of a larger literary nonfiction program and student biography contest held in cooperation with the University of North Texas' Mayborn Conference. For more information about the Art & Craft of Reading and Writing Literary Nonfiction, go to http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/museum/events.php?id=510.

The Bush Library and Museum Education Department staff will be accepting entries to the 2011 Art & Essay Contest from 2-7 p.m. in the rotunda. For more information about the Art & Essay Contest, go to http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/education/art_essay_contest.

The Brazos Valley Art Education Association will have their monthly meeting at the Bush Library and Museum. The meeting will feature a workshop by Cheryl Evans, president of the Texas Art Education Association. Following the meeting is the Spotlight on Art Educators reception honoring Dr. Melinda Austin, Kathy Dodd, Barbara Ferreira, Christine Grafe, Kim Marshall, Renee Richards, Melissa Schulman, Janet Wilson and Magda Zietsman.

For more information about the High School Education Program, 2011 Art & Essay Contest, and BVAEA meeting and Spotlight on Art Educators reception, contact Bush Library and Museum Education Director Dr. Shirley Hammond at (979) 691-4013 or by e-mail at Shirley.hammond@nara.gov. Local art educators interested in attending either the BVAEA monthly meeting or the Spotlight on Art Educators reception need to RSVP by noon Wednesday to Dr. Hammond.

Also Thursday, the Bush Library and Museum will screen the next movie in the Classic Film Series, "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World." This free event begins at 7 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Hagler Auditorium, with free popcorn and refreshments served in the hour before the movie. For more information contact Tracy Paine, Bush Library and Museum Events Coordinator, at (979) 691-4014 or by e-mail at reservations.bush@nara.gov.

Members of the media who plan on attending one or more of these events should contact the Bush Library and Museum Public Relations Office at (979) 691-4069/4068.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091