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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 25, 1994

President Clinton today named the following 8 members to the National Council on the Arts: Trisha Brown, Ronald Feldman, Barbara Grossman, Kenneth Jarin, Leo O'Donovan, Judith Rubin, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack and Rachel Worby.

The National Council for the Arts is responsible for advising the Chairperson to the Council with respect to the policies, programs and procedures necessary for the operation of the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, the Council shall review applications to the Endowment for grants and make recommendations thereon to the Chairperson.

Ms. Brown is Presid ent of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, which she founded in 1970. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Honorary Doctorate from Oberlin College. In addition, she has received the Laurence Olivier Award for "Most Outstanding Achievement in Dance," and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for her contributions to the field of dance field.

Mr. Feldman is President of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., which he has operated since 1971. The company represents 32 artists and has presented over 170 exhibitions featuring more than 250 artists. Mr. Feldman serves on the boards of numerous arts-related organizations and has served on National Endowment for the Arts review panels. In addition, he co-authored "The Future of the National Endowment for the Arts" Transition Report in 1992.

BARBARA GROSSMAN of Massachusetts
Ms. Grossman is currently an Assistant Professor of Drama at Tufts University. She was previously the owner and marketing director of The Old Cambridge Company, a framing firm catering to museums, galleries, corporations, and collectors. In addition, Ms. Grossman was an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Boston University and is a board member of the American Repertory Theatre, the Harvard Theatre Collection, and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. She is also active with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Newton Choral Society, the Anti-Defamation League, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, and the Jewish Fund for Justice.

KENNETH M. JARIN of Pennsylvania
Mr. Jarin is a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. He is also president of the Board of Directors of the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, chairman of the City of Philadelphia Recreation Coordinating Board, a member of the Mayor's Committee on Development of the Avenue of the Arts and a member of the board of the Theatre School, Inc. His firm has represented numerous arts institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

LEO J. O'DONOVAN of the District of Columbia Father O'Donovan is the President of Georgetown University where he also serves as a professor of theology. In addition to being an art critic, he has authored and edited numerous books about religion and its role in society. Father O'Donovan was a Fulbright Scholar, a Danforth Fellow, and President of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

RACHEL WORBY of West Virginia
Ms. Worby is the First Lady of the State of West Virginia and Conductor of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. She is a committed advocate of excellence in the arts and has earned music degrees from the State University of New York and Brandeis University.

Ms. Rubin is currently a member of the New York State Council on the Arts and the Mayor's Commission for Protocol in the City of New York. She is also a past President and current Board Member of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA, a nationally known cultural and community center. She is Chairman of the Board of Playwrights Horizons, an acclaimed not-for-profit theatre and has served on several review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ms. Jennings-Roggensack is Executive Director of Public Events at Arizona State University and President of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. She is also a member of the Board of Arizonans for Cultural Development, the American Arts Alliance and has served on the Consortium of Black Organizers for the Arts and the Black Caucus of the American Association of Higher Education.