2001 Governor's Awards for the Arts to be Held in Lehigh Valley

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Pennsylvania Gov.
 Tom Ridge, Arts Council Executive Director Philip Horn today announced that
 the Year 2001 Governor's Awards for the Arts will be presented at a public
 ceremony in the Lehigh Valley at Allentown Symphony Hall at 6:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, Oct. 3.
     The annual presentation of the Governor's Awards for the Arts is a
 celebration of excellence and achievement in the arts in Pennsylvania.
 Continuing a 21-year gubernatorial tradition, Gov. Ridge has recognized the
 contributions of outstanding individual artists, arts organizations and
 patrons of the arts in four categories:  the Distinguished Arts Award; the
 Foundation/Patron Award; the Arts Leadership and Service Award; and the Artist
 of the Year (The Hazlett Memorial Award).
     During his Administration, Gov. Ridge has directed that the annual awards
 ceremony be held each year in a different location in the state.  This
 innovation has enabled new regions to join in this celebration of the
 contributions of the arts to the vitality of the Commonwealth.  Past host
 locations include Altoona, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.  This will
 be the first time the Governor's Awards have been in the Lehigh Valley.
     An open call for nominations for this year's award recipients was issued
 to arts organizations, artists, arts patrons, elected officials and members of
 the public.  These nominations will be reviewed by a panel comprised of former
 and current members of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the panel
 will make recommendations to Gov. Ridge, who will make the final selection.
 Past recipients of Governor's Awards for the Arts include:  Jimmy Stewart,
 Marian Anderson, Andrew Wyeth, James Michener, Chaim Potok, Peter Nero, Fred
 Rogers and August Wilson.
     The awards ceremony will be free and open to the public.  Following the
 public ceremony, there will be a ticketed reception at the Allentown Art
 Museum.  To receive an invitation to this year's Governor's Awards for the
 Arts, contact the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts at (717) 787-6883, Ext.
 3040.
     The Governor's Awards for the Arts are administered by the Pennsylvania
 Council on the Arts, a state agency in the Office of Gov. Ridge.  Created in
 1966, the Council's mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and
 vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and
 appreciation of the arts.
     For more information about the 2001 Governor's Awards for the Arts, call
 Chrystal Price at (717) 787-6883, Ext. 3040.
 
     CONTACT:  Heather Doughty of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
 717-787-6883.
 
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Pennsylvania Gov.
 Tom Ridge, Arts Council Executive Director Philip Horn today announced that
 the Year 2001 Governor's Awards for the Arts will be presented at a public
 ceremony in the Lehigh Valley at Allentown Symphony Hall at 6:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, Oct. 3.
     The annual presentation of the Governor's Awards for the Arts is a
 celebration of excellence and achievement in the arts in Pennsylvania.
 Continuing a 21-year gubernatorial tradition, Gov. Ridge has recognized the
 contributions of outstanding individual artists, arts organizations and
 patrons of the arts in four categories:  the Distinguished Arts Award; the
 Foundation/Patron Award; the Arts Leadership and Service Award; and the Artist
 of the Year (The Hazlett Memorial Award).
     During his Administration, Gov. Ridge has directed that the annual awards
 ceremony be held each year in a different location in the state.  This
 innovation has enabled new regions to join in this celebration of the
 contributions of the arts to the vitality of the Commonwealth.  Past host
 locations include Altoona, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.  This will
 be the first time the Governor's Awards have been in the Lehigh Valley.
     An open call for nominations for this year's award recipients was issued
 to arts organizations, artists, arts patrons, elected officials and members of
 the public.  These nominations will be reviewed by a panel comprised of former
 and current members of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the panel
 will make recommendations to Gov. Ridge, who will make the final selection.
 Past recipients of Governor's Awards for the Arts include:  Jimmy Stewart,
 Marian Anderson, Andrew Wyeth, James Michener, Chaim Potok, Peter Nero, Fred
 Rogers and August Wilson.
     The awards ceremony will be free and open to the public.  Following the
 public ceremony, there will be a ticketed reception at the Allentown Art
 Museum.  To receive an invitation to this year's Governor's Awards for the
 Arts, contact the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts at (717) 787-6883, Ext.
 3040.
     The Governor's Awards for the Arts are administered by the Pennsylvania
 Council on the Arts, a state agency in the Office of Gov. Ridge.  Created in
 1966, the Council's mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and
 vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and
 appreciation of the arts.
     For more information about the 2001 Governor's Awards for the Arts, call
 Chrystal Price at (717) 787-6883, Ext. 3040.
 
     CONTACT:  Heather Doughty of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
 717-787-6883.
 
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