sNAPshot October 2011
The Idaho State Historical Museum was home to the more than
Josh Olson, Coordinator for the NAP Exhibition in the City of Boise, ID, really stepped things up for their Third Annual NAP Show. After the City’s of Boise’s participation numbers dropped during their second year with the program, the NAP asked Josh to think outside of the box in regards to how he could get his participation numbers back up. Josh had a number of great ideas and even had the head of the City’s IT department offer up a free lunch as an incentive for any employee who won a prize in the exhibition.
The City of New Orleans is rich in culture and artistic heritage and this is extremely evident in this year’s Sixth Annual NAP Exhibition. Boasting not only the highest participation numbers, but also setting a new record for number of pieces on display since the program started in New Orleans five years ago, this year’s exhibition showcased a wide range of artistic talent. First time coordinator Alison Gavrell was amazed by the variety of talent spanning across all medium categories. Alison commented, “that the NAP allows our employees to express their unique voices and contribute to this overall culture.”
The website continues to be the face of the National Arts Program® to our participants, coordinators and the public alike. It is an ongoing process and a passion of ours, to keep it fresh, engaging and relevant. The new homepage design was introduced October 5th and highlights some of our most popular features.
The National Arts Program® exhibition in the City of Orlando entitled “City ArtWorks: art by those that serve” is coordinated by Paul Wenzel, the City’s Public Art Coordinator. Paul does a tremendous job of organizing this annual event and always makes certain that the hidden talents of these amazing employees are recognized by all.
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