Gonzaga to bless Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center site - July 13

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gonzaga University will mark the formal beginning of construction of the transformative Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center project with a blessing ceremony starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 13 at the Jundt Art Museum north lawn, adjacent to the site. Opportunities for strong visuals include:

  • Remarks on the impact of the building for the region from GU President Thayne McCulloh and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak
  • Special dance performances from GU students
  • Updated renderings of the facility
  • Formal blessing by GU Vice President of Mission and Ministry Father Pat Lee, S.J.

The estimated 57,500-square-foot, two-story building is made possible by an extraordinary gift from the late Miss Myrtle Woldson. The facility, expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2018, sets in motion a new era for Gonzaga’s leadership in the creative arts and humanities while providing a magnificent venue for arts in the Spokane community. The center, which will face toward the Spokane River and the Jundt Art Center and Museum, will form the keystones of an arts village on the west side of campus. To learn more information about the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, visit http://bit.ly/2bi6bOx.


Date:        Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time:       4 p.m. (Media - please be in place and set up by 3:45 p.m.)

Location: Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum North Lawn 200 E DeSmet Ave

Contact:  Mary Joan Hahn, director of community and public relations, at hahn@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6095.


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