The Creative Coalition Presents Art & Soul to Democratic Governors Association

Los Angeles, CA (December 6, 2011) – This evening, members of The Creative Coalition will present, Art & Soul Lives! — a series of readings from the recently published book, ART & SOUL —  at the Democratic Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Participants in the presentation to the governors include actor and President of The
Creative Coalition Tim Daly, and actors Patricia Arquette, Marlon Wayans, Alfre Woodard, Andrea Bowen, James Denton, Evan Handler, Ian Gomez, Wendie Malick, and Steven Weber.  In addition to the nation’s governors, guests at the presentation include U.S. Congressional Representatives, U.S. Senators, leading Fortune 500 CEOs, and leaders from the entertainment industry

Actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly said, “We as artists have
a responsibility to do all we can to encourage support for the arts in our public schools.  The governors are truly the gatekeepers in ensuring that arts are available, accessible, and a part of every child’s school curriculum.  We hope that they will support the crown jewel and soul of America — the arts.”  CEO of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk said, “The nation’s governors play an intrinsic role in ensuring the arts are kept in our children’s school curriculum.  There is no greater investment than arts in public schools and we must never forget the totality of what the arts brings to our citizenry. In these times of economic crisis, it seems only rational to remember that art works to secure a strong economic legacy for future generations.”

ABOUT ART & SOUL:
ART & SOUL is a collaboration between The Creative Coalition and Brian Smith, with support from Sony. Editor Robin Bronk’s commitment to the arts and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith’s portraiture inspired this uniquely powerful campaign to raise awareness of the role of the arts in America (ART & SOUL: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts; Hearst Communications; November 1, 2011; 978-1-936297-46-7; $40.00/US).  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of ART & SOUL goes toward supporting the work of The Creative Coalition, the premier nonprofit advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment communities.  ART & SOUL is cornerstone
of a grassroots campaign that focuses national attention on the need to ensure that arts in America thrive and flourish. The project, made possible with generous support from Sony Electronics, includes 123 stunning portraits accompanied by inspiring handwritten stories from the world’s most beloved and legendary actors, actresses, comedians and musicians. Order your copy today http://amzn.to/saveart.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION:
The Creative Coalition is the premiere nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of
the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of
the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org)

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