LT. GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU AND THE LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCE THE 2007 GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS -- 09/17/2007
Office of Cultural DevelopmentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Division of the Arts
September 17, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU AND THE LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCE THE 2007 GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
BATON ROUGE, La. - Ten winners of the 2007 Governor's Arts Awards and ten individual artist fellowship winners will be honored at the Old State Capitol on Thursday, October 11, 2007 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. These individuals and organizations have all made outstanding contributions to the arts and to the quality of life in our state.
"At the Governor's Arts Awards, we honor those that have improved the lives of Louisianans through their contribution to the arts. We recognize that art and culture not only have intrinsic value, but in Louisiana culture means business, accounting for 144,000 jobs," Lt. Governor Landrieu said.
The annual Arts Awards recognize Louisiana's artists, arts educators, patrons, and arts organizations. Winners are chosen on the basis of the significance and magnitude of their contributions, the benefits of those contributions to Louisiana's citizens, and innovation and commitment to the arts in Louisiana. The winners were selected by a committee of the Louisiana State Arts Council from nominations submitted by private citizens, various organizations and public officials.
Award recipients include:
The following awards will be announced at the ceremony:
Artist fellowship recipients include: