Points West: Freeport native to discuss her experience in China

FREEPORT—Freeport Arts Center (FAC) invites you to an engaging presentation by Freeport native Audra Werntz at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 26.

Werntz studied in China from January to April, traveling extensively and completing an internship at a Chinese newspaper. Drawing on these experiences, Werntz will reflect on modern China—its people, its economic position and its rich cultural history.

Werntz is a junior at Olivet Nazarene University, majoring in political science. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in journalism.

FAC Director Jennifer Kirker said: “We discovered Ms. Werntz because of the article on her in the Journal Standard. Her talk and experiences are a wonderful complement to the current exhibit at the museum, Ancient Chinese Traditions, Contemporary Forms. Just as the shadow puppets, jade and fine art in our exhibit reveal how contemporary Chinese art honors ancient forms, Ms. Werntz will talk about how modern China is merging rich cultural traditions with modern-day socio-economics.”

This presentation is free and open to the public.

FAC, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m., Saturday. Tours may be scheduled by calling (815) 235-9755 or e-mailing info@freeportartscenter.org. For more information, visit www.freeportartscenter.org.

from the June 20-26, 2007, issue

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