CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
GCAC ANNOUNCES 2010 COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIP INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council is pleased to announce the three individual winners of the 2010 Community Arts Partnership Awards presented by PNC in the categories of Arts Educator, Arts Partner and Emerging Arts Leader. The winners will be honored at GCAC’s annual Community Arts Partnership awards program luncheon on Thursday, October 14 from noon-1:30 p.m. at COSI, 333 W. Broad St.
The community is invited to join GCAC and 400 business, arts and civic leaders to celebrate this year’s nominees and winners and the work they do every day to create a thriving and vibrant creative community in Columbus. To register to attend, go to www.gcac.org/community-arts-partnership/. Registration will close on October 5.
GCAC’s annual Community Arts Partnership Awards honor Columbus individuals for their exemplary support and leadership in the arts and the Columbus business community for its active support of central Ohio’s arts organizations. Thirty-one businesses and individuals were nominated this year. Business honorees in the Small, Medium and Large categories will be announced at the event on October 14.
Individual award winners are:
Ann Bremner, publications editor for the Wexner Center, an art historian, curator and educator, will receive the Arts Partner award for her enthusiastic and steadfast patronage of individual artists and arts organizations in Columbus. Bremner is known for offering her far-reaching expertise to mentor artists and to engage the community in the experience of art.
Adam Brouillette, an individual artist, will receive the Emerging Arts Leader award for his dedication and tireless work in supporting and promoting local artists and raising the profile of Columbus’ arts community through his work with Couchfire Collective, Junctionview Studios, Wonderland, Ohio Art League, the Agora and Independents’ Day Festival and much more.
Jackie Calderone, artistic director for TRANSIT ARTS, will receive the Arts Educator award for her work and dedication in helping organizations and individuals uncover a greater capacity to create, connect and deepen relationships with their changing communities. A leader in youth arts programming in Columbus, Calderone has mentored countless young artists and through education and support has helped many transition into professional careers in the arts.
It’s a great honor to be nominated for the Community Arts Partnership Awards and GCAC is pleased to share the list of additional nominees for this year’s individual award categories:
Arts Partner Nominees
Cecilia Roman-Gerling (nominated by Thomas Lianez)
Jody and Jeff Scheiman (nominated by Matthew Arnold)
Arts Educator Nominees
Shelly Casto (nominated by Amanda Potter)
Ambre Emory-Maier (nominated by Pam Bishop)
Hilary Frambes (nominated by April Keiffer)
Patrica (GG) Howard (nominated by Paula Lasley)
Tim Veach (nominated by Sean Kessler)
Emerging Arts Leader Nominees
Andy Batt (nominated by Jennifer Barlup)
Arvin Donner (nominated by Johnrick Hole)
Kim Glover (nominated by Myken Pullins)
Sean McHenry (nominated by Susan Halpern)
Cindy Meyers Foley (nominated by Merilee Mostov)
Stephanie Rond (nominated by Helma Groot)
In addition to announcing the business award winners at the October 14 luncheon, GCAC will also present itsArtistic 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 and announce the 2nd Annual Raymond J. Hanley Fellowship recipient.
The 2010 Artistic Excellence nominees are: Available Light Theatre for Attempts on Her Life; CATCO for Pierce to the Soul; Columbus Dance Theatre for Hands; Franklin Park Conservatory for Savage Gardens: The Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants; Jazz Arts Group of Columbus for Louis Armstrong Hot Fives / Sevens: Revisited.
The GCAC Board’s Community Arts Partnership committee selects the individual and business winners each year. GCAC’s Board of Trustees meets just prior to the Community Arts Partnership awards luncheon to select the Artistic Excellence Award winner.
To see a full list of this year’s nominees go to www.gcac.org/community-arts-partnership/community-arts-partnership-nominees.php.
The 2010 Community Arts Partnership Awards are presented by PNC. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable and WOSU. Awards sponsors are Huntington Bank and Time Warner Cable.
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, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.