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Schweiker Administration Announces Nominees to PA Council on the Arts.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ --

On behalf of Pa. Gov. Mark Schweiker, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Executive Director Philip Horn announced the nomination of seven Pennsylvanians to serve on the arts council. Senate confirmation is required for all nominees.

If confirmed, the following would serve three-year terms on the council:

-- Nancy Stein of Ambler, Montgomery County, volunteer for the

Philadelphia Museum of Art and Philadelphia Craft Show;

-- Sally Bohlin of Waverly, Lackawanna County, board member and officer

of the Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center;

-- Carol R. Brown of Pittsburgh, past president of The Pittsburgh

Cultural Trust; and

-- Adrienne Snelling of Fogelsville, Lehigh County, award-winning

photographer and member of the board of trustees of the Baum School

of Art.

Nominated to serve two-year terms are:

-- Marcia M. Gumberg of Pittsburgh, chairman of the board of the Carnegie

Museum of Art and Life Trustee of the Carnegie Institute; and

-- Myron Hay Tomb Esq. of Indiana, Indiana County, member of the board of

the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and past president of the

board of the University Museum of Indiana University of

Pennsylvania.

Nominated for a one-year term is:

-- Lee C. Swartz Esq. of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, past president of

the Harrisburg Opera Association and co-founder and past president

of Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz.

"These well-qualified nominees will continue to build on a remarkable record of achievement by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in fostering the contributions of Pennsylvania's arts and cultural community," Horn said.

Established in 1966 by the General Assembly under the Office of the Governor, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts accomplishes its mission through a combination of grants to the arts; partnerships and initiatives; technical assistance; and by serving as a resource for arts-related information.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts partners with national, state, local and regional organizations to seek opportunities and solutions to challenges affecting the arts in the Commonwealth, and to initiate projects that will serve a broad spectrum of artists, arts organizations and arts participants throughout the state.

CONTACT: Heather Doughty of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, +1-717-787-6883, ext. 3039.

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