Mayor’s Art Awards
Each year during National Arts & Humanities Month, Mayor Randy Roach honors those working in the arts by recognizing the contributions of the Lake Area’s creative workers, patrons, and artists to the region’s culture. Mayor Roach presents the awards to each recipient.
“Our community’s arts and cultural scene is phenomenal,” stated Erica McCreedy, Arts Council Executive Director. “Many of our cultural workers often aren’t in the spotlight, and this is a perfect opportunity to really show them the community’s gratitude.”
Categories include Artist of the Year, Citizen of the Arts, Citizen of the Humanities, Arts Educator of the Year, Arts Organization of the Year, and Patron of the Year. The Keystone Award is also given to an individual who works diligently behind the scenes, without whom programs and performances would not be possible.
Congratulations to the 2013 Winners!
Artist of the Year: Lindsey Janies of Lindsey Janies Photography
Arts Organization of the Year: Common Ground
Patron of the Year: George Swift of the SWLA Economic Development Alliance
Citizen of the Arts: Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough of the Lake Charles Civic Ballet
Citizen of the Humanities: Rick & Donna Richard of Empire of The Seed, LLC
Arts Educator of the Year: Susan Rodgers of Sam Houston High School
Keystone Award: Lisa Schram & Debbie Howrey of Lake Charles Symphony
Award winners are kept secret until the night of the ceremony. Mayor Roach also awards the winners of Art Associates Gallery’s annual juried art exhibition at this wonderful event. For details on the awards ceremony, contact the Arts Council office at 439-2787 or visit www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org.
Photos courtesy of Parker Brand Creative.