Your homework for Lab 12 is to write a news release about the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival and take the release in digital format to lab. Write the news release based on the in-lecture interview with Kathryn Lehman, the director of the festival, on March 26, and the two news releases that she provided:
- Overview of the festival — spring_arts_festival_overview
- Information about the jazz performers — spring_arts_festival_jazz
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Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival Delights Visitors
April 11-12, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with evening concert on the lawn of the Thomas Center
Set amid picturesque turn-of-the-century homes in the Northeast Gainesville Historic District, the 46th annual Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival on Sat.-Sun., April 11-12, offers fun and inspiration for the whole family, including the work of fine artists from throughout the country; the Art Jungle where children can create art; an area where young people can sell their artwork; dancers and musicians performing on two stages; a variety of food concessions; and a Saturday evening concert.
Here’s the quote that Ms. Lehman wants us to use for her quote in the release. This quote is from a previous news release about the festival that’s posted on the festival website: “Santa Fe College has been the primary sponsor of the Spring Arts Festival since the festival began,” explained Cultural Affairs Coordinator Kathryn Lehman, who organizes the event. “Back in 1969, faculty and staff realized there was no fine arts festival in Florida north of Winter Park, so they created Spring Arts. That first year, anyone with a table and anything that could possibly be called art could sell their work.”
Over the years, the festival evolved into what is now an iconic community event—Lehman calls it “Gainesville’s Easter parade”—with artists from all over the country competing for entry and the chance to win a share of over $20,000 in prizes.
“Each year brings new artists, new discoveries and new inspirations,” Lehman explained. “Santa Fe Spring Arts is a chance for people to experience and be inspired by high-quality fine art pieces and by the artists who create them. Because the festival has a significant positive economic impact on the community, it demonstrates how the arts are an economic asset and an indicator of community vibrancy.”
In lab, you will do a coaching activity with your news release and then have time to make revisions. As you write the release as homework, you probably will have questions about content, organization or format. Bring those questions to lab to contribute to the discussion before you revise. If you missed lecture on March 26, check with a classmate. Everyone in lecture was typing or writing notes, and about 25 people recorded the interview. (See the photo.) Twitter peer review in Lab 12 Your Twitter account will be graded (out of 50 points) for Lab 13. Be sure to use the rubric as a check list for your Twitter account — twitter_rubric_S15 To help you be ready, we’re doing a peer critique of Twitter accounts in Lab 12. Remember that your Twitter account must be appropriate to be part of your professional portfolio — not just the last 10 tweets but the account overall. To be prepared for the Lab 12 critique of your account:
- Appropriate brief description of you.
- Appropriate profile photo — replacing the egg.
- Includes URL to your JOU3109 blog.
- At least five tweets that you have written — not just retweets.
- The readers of your tweets should have a sense of your interests, which should include some professional/school focus.
- Best Twitter accounts include helpful/interesting links and photos you have taken.