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Performing Arts Center Public Forum on Design June 13

May 31, 2007

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MACOMB, IL - - The Performing Arts Planning Committee and the design firms for Western Illinois University's Performing Arts Center (PAC) will hosts a 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 public forum to present three design concepts to the public.

The public forum will be held in the Tri States Public Radio Performance Studio, 320 W. University Drive, just west of Cinema I & II.

The designers/architects, who were introduced April 27 in Macomb, are OWP/P (O'Donnell, Wicklund, Pigozzi, and Peterson) of Chicago and Phoenix (AZ) and Pelli Clarke Pelli of New Haven (CT).

Planning committee and design firm members will present the three design concepts and answer questions at the June 13 public forum.

The planning committee and design firms have been through the programming process that involves soliciting input from the users of the new facility and adjusting programming to match budgeted monies, according to College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Dean Paul Kreider. The three design concepts that will be presented are based on this process.

Performing Arts Center Planning Committee membership includes the following: Kreider and Michael Hott, WIU architectural superintendent, co-chairs; students Le Alexander and Patrick Downing; Bruce Briney, Terry Solomonson and Bart Shanklin, director, from the School of Music; David Patrick, Candace Winters-March and Jeannie Woods, chair, from the theatre and dance department; Christi Steelman, COFAC Cultural Affairs coordinator; Ann Comerford, director of Student Activities; and Macomb community members Lorraine Epperson, Steve Knowles and Mayor Mick Wisslead.

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