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October 16, 2014

GCAC Announces 2014 Community Arts Partnership Winners

1:30 PM OCTOBER 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council today awarded three individuals and three businesses with a 2014 Community Arts Partnership Award for their exemplary support of the arts.

Business Award winners are:

Compton Construction, which received the award in the Small Business category for companies with fewer than 50 employees. Compton Construction was nominated by Harmony Project. They received an award by Columbus artist Jacci Delaney, Water and Bubble Wrap Sublimation presented by Columbus City Council Member Eileen Paley.

Resource/Ammirati, which received the award in the Medium Business category for companies with 50-500 employees. Resource/Ammirati was nominated by the Wexner Center for the Arts. They received an award by Columbus artist Dennison W. Griffith, Botanica 3.5 presented by Columbus City Council Member Priscilla Tyson.

Cardinal Health, which received the award in the Large Business category for companies with more than 500 employees. Cardinal Health was nominated by the Wexner Center for the Arts. They received an award by Columbus artist Andrea Myers, Peeling Panorama presented by Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther.

In addition the three individual award winners announced in September were recognized and presented their award by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. The awards were wood sculptures created by Idea Foundry artist Devon Palmer. The individual winners are:

Mimi Chenfeld, nominated by Terry Anderson of Columbus City Schools, is the recipient of this year’s Arts Educator award.

Jim Sweeney, nominated by Michael Brown of Experience Columbus, is the recipient of this year’s Arts Partner award.

Eric Rausch, nominated by Geoffrey Martin of the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, is the recipient of this year’s Emerging Arts Leader award.

For more information about our individual winners please visit the press release announcing their awards at: gcac.org/press-release

GCAC’s annual Community Arts Partnership awards honor the Columbus community for its active support of central Ohio’s artists and arts organizations. Twenty-eight businesses and individuals were nominated this year.

GCAC also presented its Artistic Excellence Award – a $10,000 prize given annually to an arts organization that has demonstrated innovation, risk and artistic excellence in a performance, exhibition or program.  

The nominees this year were:

Available Light Theatre, John Cage

Columbus Dance Theatre, Claudel

Franklin Park Conservatory, Bruce Munro: Light

Red Herring Productions, Assassins

Shadowbox Live, Gallery of Echoes

Short North Stage, Sunday in the Park with George

The 2014 winner of the Artistic Excellence Award is Shadowbox Live, Gallery of Echoes. 

Each year, GCAC staff selects Artistic Excellence nominees, and GCAC’s Board of Trustees meets just prior to the Community Arts Partnership awards luncheon to select a winner.

For more information about the Community Arts Partnership Awards or to see a complete list of nominees in all categories go to: http://www.gcac.org/community-arts-partnership/.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council:  Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation. www.gcac.org

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