Sunday, September 28, 2008

Press Release for a Pretty Cool Event

We have an amazing artist visiting Belmont on Wednesday, October 1. Her name is Sheryl Oring and she travels around the country with a manual typewriter that she sets up in public spaces and invites people to sit down across from her and dictate letters to the President. She then has the person sign the letter and she mails them to the White House.

She started this project around Bush's 60th birthday in 2006. People wrote birthday cards to the president. She is now doing a similar project called, "I wish to say to the future President. . ." where you can dictate a letter to the future president to be mailed to the White House.

Her project has been highlighted in many publications and on NPR. She also published a book with some of the birthday cards and will publish a similar book for the future President cards and photos.

The following is the schedule for her visit. PLEASE come and encourage as many others as you can. You will not be disappointed.

I hope to see many of you!!! Also, feel free to forward this to students, other faculty, friends and family!

10am Massey Performing Arts Center, Belmont University Campus, Sheryl Oring will be speaking about the project

Noon-230--Performance Event in the gazebo next to the School of Music, Belmont University Campus--Anyone is welcome to sit down and write a letter to the president!

430p--Sheryl Oring--Gallery 121, Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Belmont University Campus--Exhibition Opening


Teresa Van Hatten-Granath

Associate Professor

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

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