Monday, February 21, 2011


TOPEKA, Kansas – The City of Topeka will host the Kansas Arts Commission’s next meeting on Friday, March 4, 2011. The meeting is open to the public. The Kansas Arts Commission business meeting will take place from 9:00 to 11:30 am, at the Dillon House (404 SW 9th Street), in Topeka.

On Thursday prior to the Commission meeting, Commissioners will attend Arts Day at the Capitol at 1:30 on Thursday, March 3, at the Dillon House (404 SW 9th Street), Topeka. This advocacy event is hosted by Kansas Citizens for the Arts. For more information on Arts Day at the Capitol, visit

The day will conclude with the Governor’s Arts Awards, from 6:00-8:00 pm, in the Washburn Room of the Memorial Union, at Washburn University (1700 SW College Avenue). Ticket information is available at

2011 Governor’s Arts Awards honorees are Arkansas City Area Arts Council (Arts Organization); Louis Copt, Lecompton (Artist); Willa Griswold, Marysville (Arts Advocate); Martha E. "Betty" Muncy, Dodge City (Arts Patron); and Linda Reimond, Lawrence (Arts-in-Education). In addition, Sara Paretsky, a best-selling author and native Kansan, will be honored with this year’s Distinguished Arts Award.

Guests are welcome to attend the meeting. Individuals with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in commission meetings. Requests for accommodation should be made at least two working days in advance of the meeting. To be placed on the Commission agenda or to request accommodations, please call 866/433-0688 or 785/296-3335, or e-mail

The Kansas Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the State of Kansas and the National Endowment for the Arts, dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in Kansas. Its mission is to provide opportunities for the people of Kansas to experience, celebrate and value the arts throughout their lives. For more information on the Kansas Arts Commission, please visit the KAC website at

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