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SOURCE Pennsylvania Humanities Council
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Corbett has declared October 2013 as Arts and Humanities Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Throughout the month, organizations nationwide encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities. In the 20 years since it was established, it has become the nation's largest collective annual celebration of the arts.
The official proclamation states "the arts and humanities provide us with the opportunity to engage with our communities, embrace cultural differences, think creatively, critically and analytically and foster a greater understanding about the world which we live in."
"The arts and humanities enhance every aspect of our lives. Through their transformative power, we connect with one another and creatively address issues and solve problems in our communities. Governor Corbett's Proclamation will help to elevate the profile of the arts and humanities and its importance in everyone's life and work in Pennsylvania," said Laurie Zierer, Pennsylvania Humanities Council Executive Director.
"The arts and humanities give us the chance to reflect on the meaning of our life as a thinking, feeling, curious and expressive person. To better understand the 'why' of our life and circumstance – social, personal, intellectual, historical, religious, spiritual, practical, creative, political – all aspects of life," stated Philip Horn, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Visit http://pahumanities.org/engagement/pdf/Governor_Proclamation.pdf to read the Governor's Proclamation.
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is a 40-year old non-profit organization and a federal-state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. PHC champions the humanities through original programming, advocacy, and direct grants. Annually, more than 16,000 people attend approximately 500 PHC supported programs in over 130 communities in every Pennsylvania county.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is a state agency under the Governor's Office established in 1966. Its mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state. For more information about the PCA, visit http://www.pacouncilonthearts.org or call 717-787-6883.
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