Citizens can support “rejoice all those who celebrate the arts” in Ames at the annual Arts Awards Celebration.
The Ames Community Arts Council will honor 11 folks and organizations starting at 1:30 p.m. June 27 at the Stephens Auditorium Garden, 1900 Middle St., in accordance to a information release.
From volunteers to arts educators, the awards honor individuals who have “supported and inspired the arts by means of their incredible steps and exemplary assistance to the Ames local community,” according to a news launch.
A life span accomplishment award will go to longtime Ames Historic Culture board member Ken Cameron. Nominated by the Ames Record Museum, Cameron’s encounter as an auditor helped him participate in a vital part as treasurer when the historical museum commenced to grow.
“Known as a welcoming existence at member and community gatherings, his longtime perseverance to the Ames Record Museum and the city of Ames make him an great winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award,” a launch states.
Direct singer of common theatrical show Riverdance, Michael Londra is becoming honored with the Regional Treasure award. Londra, who made Ames his household 8 years in the past, has used his musical talents at fundraisers for a number of central Iowa nonprofits.
“The focus Michael is bringing to Ames and to Iowa with his new PBS sequence, Ireland with Michael, will make him a valued member of our group and a deserving receiver of the Local Treasure Award,” the launch states.
Attendees of this free of charge event should carry a garden chair or blanket, in accordance to the release. Mild refreshments will be offered.
The Onion Creek Band, an Ames tunes team that formed in 1977, will execute dwell at the occasion.
2021 Ames Arts Awards winners:
The next persons and businesses will be honored at the function. Specifics are delivered by Ames Neighborhood Arts Council.
- Hazel Hammer Cherished Volunteer: Caroline Freese, nominated by the Artistic Artists’ Studios of Ames for her initiative to renovate the CASA studios and gallery during the pandemic and mentor young artists.
- Distinguished Board Member: Eric Weber, nominated by Ames Town & Robe Chamber Tunes Association for his support and for lending his audio/visual capabilities to the fundraiser and the association’s live shows.
- Artwork in the Workplace: Greenhills Local community, nominated by the community’s users for giving a range of inventive and cultural alternatives for people.
- Doug Brown Media Award: Ronna Faaborg, nominated by ACTORS for “bringing the arts occasions to the men and women of Ames by way of her articles in the Ames Tribune.”
- Bill Pelz Arts Advocacy: Jennifer Drinkwater, nominated by the Octogon Centre for the Arts for her advocacy work as assistant professor of arts and tradition at Iowa Point out and neighborhood arts expert for Iowa State Extension and Outreach.
- Unique Recognition: John Crawford, nominated by the Senior Wide variety Present for offering time, talents and place, supporting “conserve a beloved local community tradition.” The award will be offered posthumously to John’s spouse, Betty Crawford.
- Lemonade-From-Lemons: The Maintenance Store and Doing Arts Committees, nominated by the Student Union Board for creating productive activities with security in intellect by way of the COVID-19 yr.
- Art Educator (Primary): Cappie Dobyns, nominated by the Octogon Centre for the Arts for her determination to educating, her students, the community and her coworkers.
- Artwork Educator (Secondary): Jordan Brooks, nominated by Letitia Kenemer for his merging of his degrees in and enthusiasm for art, counseling and better schooling as Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural University student Achievement for the College or university of Structure at Iowa State.
- Regional Treasure: Michael Londra, nominated by the Iowa Condition Middle for his aid of neighborhood nonprofits, operate on VenuWorks Theatricals, and the focus he is bringing to Ames and Iowa by means of his new PBS sequence.
- Life time Accomplishment: Ken Cameron, nominated by the Ames Background Museum for his fiscal do the job with the corporation and longtime dedication to the museum and to Ames.