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Nicolet College, ArtStart Announce Partnership

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College in Rhinelander and ArtStart are collaborating to advance community arts and cultural development in the region. The new partnership creates a new position at ArtStart to manage the day-to-day operations of the Nicolet College Art Gallery and oversee cultural projects at ArtStart, on the Nicolet Campus and in area communities.

Current ArtStart development director Melinda Childs has been named to the new position. ArtStart President Ken Juon says the collaboration will bring more to the community...

"...It's basically a consolidation of all the various activities that are going on culturally in and around the Rhinelander area, bringing it in under the leadership of one person which is Melinda and having her coordinate all those activities...."

Juon says ArtStart has been collaborating with several organizations, including WXPR, and the new alliance with Nicolet College will be a positive for the community...

"...Nicolet(College) has been a little bit outside our area of focus. This will bring Nicolet into that mix as well...."

The Nicolet Art Gallery will remain under the direction of the college and continue to offer a variety of arts-based exhibitions and will continue to host the annual Nothern National Art Competition.

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