Japan Exchange Update

From: Pat Holt, Coordinator 8/2/05

Hi Everyone,
Your Committee Chairs met on Sunday, July 17, to continue preparations for our Exchange. Seeing bright eyes and big smiles is so much more rewarding than email.
We want to see your bright eyes and big smile at all the events planned for Exchange week – October 2 through 10. Make your dinner and/or Overnight reservation with Peggy Zalucha (zalucha@zalucha.com). Come to your airport to welcome our guests. Come to the opening receptions. Come to the Kimono Events. Show the exhibit sites and our guests how much this statewide opportunity means to us.
Our wish list appears separately. If you can fulfill any of our wishes, please contact me right away.
Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Publicity: Logo as designed by Chris Style will appear on all publicity. Poster/Brochure designed by Kathy Armstrong is at the printer. Wait till you see it! Press Kit CDs – The second of three mailings to newspapers, magazines, etc. is going out to comply with deadline requirements. Invitations will be printed. Each artist will receive a stack for use in inviting people to all our events.

Kimono Event – We need seven male models.

Interpreters: Eiko Hoffman will interpret at all three receptions. Demonstrators, Steve Ballard needs your written description of your demo well beforehand so Eiko can prepare. We will have other interpreters at the overnight as well.

Field Trips: Each host will receive the folder created by Virginia Huber containing tourist information to use on your free day or as a gift to your guests.

Shirts and Hats: Order them from our website. It would be great if all of us can be easily identified by wearing one or both items. The Japanese will order from the website as well.

Gifts: Chris Style and Bonnie de Arteaga have created a commemorative print for artist participants, museum officials for their permanent collection, and others who contribute $250 or more to our Exchange. What a terrific idea and what a generous gift by these talented artists!

Overnight: Chris Style’s daughter, a professional singer and musician, has agreed to entertain us at the resort. By now you know we will stay at the Sunset Bay Resort in Lake Delton, and we’ll dine at Ishnala.
Farewell Parties will be the responsibility of each chapter.

Shipping: The Japanese artwork is in Chicago going through customs. It will soon be delivered to the West Bend Art Museum. From there volunteers to the appropriate location will distribute it.

None of this could be done without the best volunteers in Wisconsin, your Committee members. Thanks for everything you’ve done and will continue to do to make this Exchange a stunning success,

Pat


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