For Immediate Release
Contact:Trish Okamoto, Director
712 435-0007
trishokamoto@yahoo.com

Clarinda, Iowa will celebrate the grand opening of the Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum on November 9 from 1-4 pm with a community open house.

duncans_1The event, hosted by Karen and Robert Duncan, will feature the newly restored Carnegie Library now repurposed to provide Clarinda and Southwest Iowa arts enrichment through educational programming, including high-quality exhibitions.The Clarinda Carnegie Library building was built in 1908 as one of the 1,689 libraries that businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie built across the United States.

The library itself features prominently in the memories of former Clarinda resident
Karen Duncan. In a book that Karen wrote for her grandchildren, where she
explains she wasn’t always the age she is now, one chapter from her fascinating
life reads simply:

Speaking of libraries, thank you, Mr. Carnegie. I grew up in yours.

The inaugural exhibit Our People, Our Place, Our Time provides four lenses from
which visitors can reflect on who we are, where we live, what we do, as well as
how we think and feel. Featured artists explore these themes through painting and
photography.

Please come share and enjoy !

What: Community Grand Opening for Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum
Where: 300 N 16th Street, Clarinda, Iowa 51632
When: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Contact: Trish Okamoto, Director, (712) 435-0007

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