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Buchanan Center’s Gilbert '90 to discuss value of art at Associates

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Why art?

Kristyne Gilbert, executive director of Monmouth’s Buchanan Center for the Arts, will answer that question at the next Monmouth Associates program at noon Feb. 15 in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of Monmouth College’s Stockdale Student Center.

Gilbert says that art plays a critical role in education, economic development and city planning as its helps shape communities and their residents. A 1990 Monmouth graduate, Gilbert will discuss the vital partnership between art and management, civic engagement and economics.

The cost for a buffet lunch is $10 ($9 for Monmouth faculty and staff). Reservations should be made by Feb. 13 by calling 309-457-2231 or emailing

A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van stops at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at 11:45 a.m. and at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at around 11:50 a.m. It returns to both locations immediately following the program.

Shuttle reservations can be made also by calling 309-457-2231.

Parking is available along North Ninth Street and in the parking lot south of the Stockdale Center.