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ARTIST AND TEACHER TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM

Don Proffit, a multidisciplinary artist, teacher and consultant, will present a free symposium on Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Alta Lodge. His session, offered in conjunction with the Utah Art Council's Artists in Education conference at Alta June 13-15, will be of special interest to artists, educators and those wishing to teach interdisciplinary learning experiences.

Proffit is currenty serving as the first supervisor of fine and performing arts for the Lawrence School District in New Jersey. He has been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and a teaching fellow for the Kennedy Center. He is also working on Festival 2000, a performance series scheduled for October in San Francisco."I believe the arts are an essential form of communication and, hence, of learning, and . . . an excellent means of linking people of different cultures," said Proffitt. "By the year 2000, in major cities, the majorities may be what are now minorities, so it's important that people from different backgrounds learn about each other's cultures."