2012 GAA Honorees & Event Announced

The Nebraska Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2012 Governor's Arts Awards honorees and invite the public to share in the celebration at the upcoming dinner and awards presentation:

2012 Governor's Arts Awards
"The Arts Drive Nebraska"
Monday, April 2, 2012
Embassy Suites Hotel - Lincoln
Regents Ballroom
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
4 p.m. "Rally for the Arts" Advocacy Session
5 p.m. Cash Bar
6 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation
Business or biker attire

The biennial Governor's Arts Awards is the state's premier event in recognizing those who shape our artistic landscape. The impact of the arts, and these honorees, is felt in the classroom, the economy, and the community -- they drive Nebraska forward. We invite you to celebrate their achievements and recognize the power of the arts in improving Nebraska.

Presenting Our 2012 GAA Award Winners
The following Nebraska individuals and organizations will receive their awards at the 2012 Governor's Arts Awards event.

Emerging Leader: Anne Trumble

Excellence in Arts Education: Connie DIllow and Donald D. Ruleaux

Heritage Arts: African Culture Connection

Leonard Thiessen: Catherine and Terry Ferguson

Organizational Achievement: Blue Barn Theatre and Friends of the Midwest Theater

Outstanding Artist: Jun Kaneko

Thomas C. Woods III Partner in the Arts: Kathy and Marc LeBaron and Joan Squires

Please visit the 2012 Governor's Arts Awards section on this website to learn more about our honorees, the artists commissioned to create the awards, as well as how to order your tickets for the upcoming festivities.

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