CSUSM Center ARTES hosts Benefit Event for Arts Education

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Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

On Saturday, October 24 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Center ARTES at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host its second annual arts education benefit, "Art in Your Heart," celebrating and advocating art education. Proceeds from the event will go toward delivering art education programs to K-12 schools across San Diego County via the ARTSmobile, a mobile art classroom. This afternoon includes a reception, light refreshments, and performances by special guests and CSUSM students.

In addition to raising funds for arts education, the evening will honor three individuals for their significant contributions to the arts: Frances Hunter for Arts Philanthropy, Nuvi Mehta for Artistry, and Nancy Giberson for Arts Education.
 
What:  "Art in Your Heart" Benefit and Awards
When:  October 24, 2009 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: The McMahan House at CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact 760-750-4408 or e-mail rarlene@csusm.edu.

About Center ARTES
Center ARTES was founded at Cal State San Marcos by Dr. Merryl Goldberg in 2003. Her vision was to create an organization dedicated exclusively to arts education in K-12 schools, including training university students as they prepare to become teachers. Center ARTES is dedicated to restoring arts education to the public schools through training student teachers, classroom teachers, placing artists in schools to work with children and teachers directly and working with school districts on strategic planning, research, and evaluation. Center ARTES partners with San Diego County Office of Education providing a hub for arts education as they unite schools, develop art partners, and bring teachers and parents together.
   
About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.