David Kipen was followed by Christine Taylor, the Program Director of Arts Midwest, one of the Big Read organizers. She pointed out the “hotline” information and introduced the members of her team who are there to help the grantees. Additionally we received a quick overview of the required deadlines and features of the website. They have made all the images and logos available via the web and secured all the necessary copyright for the audio files and essays available in the reader’s guide.
Tomorrow we will learn more about managing public and media relations, working with publishers and securing community partnerships just to name a few of the topics!
During some free time today I took advantage of the opportunity to walk the 6 blocks to the Minneapolis Public Library at 300 Nicollet Mall. This impressive building by Cesar Pelli boasts an 18,500 square foot green roof of low-growing drought resistant ground cover.
And no trip to Minneapolis would be complete without a photo of the Mary Tyler Moore bronze statue on Nicollet.