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‘Journalism Vs. The Arts’ – No, Wait, ‘Journalism AND The Arts’ 15

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Sammons Center for the Arts is hosting a panel discussion Sept. 27th to be moderated by Chris Heinbaugh, vice-president of external affairs at the AT&T Performing Art Center. It will feature Art & Seek’s Anne Bothwell, vice president arts at KERA, Mark Lowry, co-founder of, and SMU professor Lauren Smart. Seating is limited, reservations are required.

The topic? Arts journalists as “partners in building community and provoking new ways of thinking,” says Joanna St. Angelo, the center’s executive director.

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Sammons Center for the Arts Presents Journalism & The Arts Sept. 27

Event to Thank Local Arts Journalists, Discuss Building More Effective Partnerships in the Arts and Media  


DALLAS/August 20, 2018 — The Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, continues its 30th anniversary celebration with “Journalism & The Arts,” a free reception and panel discussion on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Beginning with the reception to thank local journalists who cover the arts, the event is highlighted by a panel discussion addressing ways that journalists and arts groups can work together more effectively during a time of great changes in newsrooms, communications technology and consumer habits.

Representing various forms of media, the panelists are Anne Bothwell, Vice President Arts, KERA, Mark Lowry, Co-founder and Executive Director,, and Lauren Smart, Professor of Practice, Southern Methodist University/Meadows School of Arts. The moderator is Chris Heinbaugh, Vice President of External Affairs,  AT&T Performing Arts Center.

“Journalists an arts organizations are partners in building community and provoking new ways of thinking,” said Joanna St. Angelo, Sammons Enterprises Executive Director. “This event is designed to thank our local media and to determine how we can strengthen our partnership to maintain an arts-friendly environment in North Texas.”

The event is free and includes complimentary valet parking. Seating is limited; reservations are required and may be made by emailing with the name of each guest attending and a daytime telephone number. For more information, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

About the Sammons Center for the Arts

The Sammons Center for the Arts was founded in 1981 to renovate the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station, built in 1909 at 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, and operate it as a multipurpose arts center. After several years of renovation, the Sammons Center opened March 1, 1988. A 501(c)(3) organization, the Sammons Center provides low-cost office, rehearsal, performance and meeting space as well as administrative resources to arts organizations representing every discipline. With a mission to “Grow the Arts,” the Sammons Center is home to 14 performing arts organizations and serves more than 50 other arts and community organizations. For more information, call (214) 520-7788 or visit