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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Arts Council announces award winners

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:44 PM

The North Little Rock arts scene got some state recognition today when the Arkansas Arts Council announced that Vince Insalaco is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and John Gaudin the winner of the Arts Community Development Award, two of the Governor's Arts Awards for 2011.

The Arts Council also named individual fellowship recipients in music composition (Richard Salonen of Farmington, Rena Wren of Hot Springs and Shannon Wurst of Fayetteville), poetry (Mary Angelino, Fayetteville; J. Camp Brown, Fort Smith; and Cynthia King, Fayetteville) and sculpture/installation art (Ty Brunson of Russellville, John Rankine of Eureka Springs and Carey Voss of Conway, the subject of the video above.)

The Governor's Arts Awards will be presented at a luncheon at noon Oct. 18 in the ballroom of the Peabody Hotel. Tickets are $35; go to or call 324-9766 to purchase. Each recipient will receive an original work of art created by Arkansas artist Winston Taylor of Russellville, recipient of the 2011 Arkansas Living Treasure award.

Other Governor's Award winners are Nicole Capri, Arts in Education; Thoma Thoma, Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts; Mike Shirkey of Fayetteville, Folklife Award; Larry Foley of Fayetteville, Individual Artist Award; Hershey and Denise Garner of Fayetteville, Patron Award; and Claire Haun, Judges' Special Recognition Award. (That's several awards for Fayettevillians as well.)

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