ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp and First Woman Marty Kemp introduced lately the recipients of the ninth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards have been offered in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.
“I’m honored to acknowledge the organizations and people whose efforts have preserved and enhanced our tradition and tales to create a greater Georgia,” Kemp stated in a information launch. “When our arts and humanities sectors thrive, we see prosperity and revitalization in communities throughout our state. I applaud the work of every of our recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities and the dear impacts they’ve made in our state.”
“The humanities and humanities play a significant function in making Georgia the most effective state within the nation to stay, work, and lift a household,” Marty Kemp stated. “Brian and I are so proud to honor the work of those extremely proficient people and organizations, and on behalf of all Georgians, we’re grateful for his or her vital contributions to the Peach State.”
Ten members of Georgia’s arts and humanities communities have been awarded with this honor following a aggressive choice course of from nominations submitted from across the state. The recipients symbolize a various group of people and organizations that has contributed to, and supported the expansion of, Georgia’s thriving artistic industries by neighborhood involvement, pioneering packages and long-term monetary dedication.
The recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities are:
♦ Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Affiliation, Blue Ridge;
♦ Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon;
♦ Eddie Bennett, Decatur;
♦ Brian Brown, Fitzgerald;
♦ Jim Hammond, Atlanta;
♦ Yvonne Grovner, Sapelo Island;
♦ William S. Morris III, Augusta;
♦ Susan Majette Murphy, Darien;
♦ Robert Spano, Atlanta.
The 2020 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities includes a poem composed by Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn. It was designed, illustrated, and letterpress printed in a restricted version by Tennille Shuster.
The Georgia Council for the Arts is a division of the Georgia Division of Financial Growth that works to domesticate the expansion of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities by the humanities. GCA offers grant funding and statewide packages and companies that assist the very important arts business, protect the state’s cultural heritage, improve tourism and nurture robust communities. Funding for GCA is supplied by appropriations from the Georgia Normal Meeting and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts. For extra data, go to www.gaarts.org.
Georgia Humanities promotes and preserves the tales and cultural legacies of the state’s folks — from the previous to the current and into the longer term — to complement their lives and strengthen their communities. An knowledgeable and educated Georgia understands historic and cultural tendencies, respects the lifetime of the thoughts, makes use of crucial pondering in decision-making, and promotes mutual respect and civility. Funding for Georgia Humanities is supplied by the Georgia Normal Meeting, the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities, foundations, donors and companions. For extra data, go to www.georgiahumanities.org.