Friday, September 15, 2006
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The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) will recognize the exemplary leadership of Bob Booker and Dee Fery during its annual convening in Anchorage, Alaska, September 18-20.Robert C. Booker, Executive Director of the Arizona Arts Commission, is the 2006 recipient of the Gary Young Award for outstanding individual leadership. Delores Fery, commissioner and former chair of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, is this year's Distinguished Public Service Award honoree.
Aging and the Arts
"Aging and the Arts" presents compelling research from authors in the fields of aging, the arts, health care, and public policy on the effects of the arts in the lives of older people.
The publication, Generations, is the quarterly journal of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Each issue examines topics related to aging, with emphasis on practice, research, and policy. The Spring 2006 issue is entirely devoted to exploring the health benefits to elders of engaging in the arts. Entitled "Aging and the Arts", the publication is guest-edited by Susan Perlstein, founder and executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging/Elders Share the Arts. It presents compelling research from authors in the fields of aging, the arts, health care, and public policy on the effects of the arts in the lives of older people. Copies can be ordered from the ASA online store at www.asaging.org/estore.
On September 12, 2006, Random House will publish the literary anthology Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families. Drawn from the acclaimed National Endowment for the Arts program and edited by the best-selling author Andrew Carroll, the anthology includes nearly 100 letters, poems, stories, and memoirs of service and sacrifice on the front lines and at home. Learn more about this National Initiative at http://www.nea.gov/national/homecoming/index.html.