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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 2/4/05
      HAMMOND –  In honor of its 20th anniversary, Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s October festival of the arts and humanities, is commissioning a commemorative poster.
      “Twenty years of Fanfare is an accomplishment of which we are proud,” said Donna Gay Anderson, director of the festival and the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  “We want to put a stamp on that with a beautiful commemorative poster, and we are extending an invitation to all Louisiana artists to submit a design for consideration.”
      Tonya Lowentritt, marketing director for Fanfare/Columbia, said the winning artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 15. 
      Poster design and submission guidelines are available on the Columbia Theatre web site,
      Founded in 1986, Fanfare has offered the finest in music, dance, theater, lecture, films, exhibits and children's events for 19 previous seasons. In 2004, the festival became the "opening act" for the Columbia, Southeastern's historic, renovated performing arts theater in downtown Hammond. 
     For additional information, contact the Columbia Theatre office, 985-549-4366.