Bush Library and Museum to Host Art Educators Meeting, Exhibit

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The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will host a meeting of the Brazos Valley Art Education Association with Tom Waggoner as the featured speaker. Several new works by local art educators will also go on display. Entries for the 2012 Art & Essay Contest will also be accepted.

Spotlight on Art Educators

Art educators and enthusiasts are invited to join in a meeting of the Brazos Valley Art Education Association (BVAEA) March 1, at 5 p.m. at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

The featured speaker is Tom H. Waggoner, Program Director of Fine Arts Education at the University of Texas College of Fine Arts. New works will also be displayed as part of the ongoing "Spotlight on Art Educators" exhibit in the Bush Library and Museum's rotunda.

The BVAEA is an organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding and teaching of art through its shared learning community. There is no cost to join the meeting or for the “Spotlight on Art Educators” exhibit.

For more information contact Bush Library and Museum Director of Education Dr. Shirley Hammond at (979) 691-4013, or by email at shirley(dot)hammond(at)nara(dot)gov. Register for the meeting at http://conta.cc/wDOtW8; registration is encouraged, but not required.

March 1 is also the last day to submit entries for the John P. McGovern Foundation 2012 Art & Essay Contest. This year’s theme is “Presidential Elections and Democracy: Caucuses, Candidates and Campaigns!” as part of the “Headed to the White House” exhibit now on display at the Bush Library and Museum.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network. The Bush Library and Museum is a leading research institution, popular area tourist attraction and proud community partner. The museum tells the story of the life and times of George Bush, 41st President of the United States, with emphasis on family, leadership, public service and civic literacy. For more information visit the Bush Library and Museum website at bushlibrary.tamu.edu.

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