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Governor’s awards in the arts announced



PIERRE – Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council will celebrate the 24th biennial Governor’s Awards in the Arts on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.

Recipients of this year’s awards are: Dwayne “Chuck” Wilcox, Rapid City, for Distinction in Creative Achievement; Dr. Ronald M. Reed, Rapid City, for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual; John Colson, Brookings, for Outstanding Service in Arts Education; The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business; and Lakota Funds, Kyle, for Outstanding Support of the Arts to Native Nations with Lands in South Dakota.

The biennial awards presentation banquet honors the achievements of South Dakota’s fine artists and arts leaders. Award winners are selected from nominations submitted in the five categories reflecting the work of professional artists and arts educators, and the support of individuals, businesses and organizations that encompass South Dakota’s arts community.

Festivities will begin with a reception at 5:00 pm on February 12, followed by a banquet honoring the award recipients. Arts highlights include music by the Jim Szana Trio and an exhibit curated by Artists of the Black Hills.

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are sponsored by Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council. South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional sponsors include First Premier Bank, Delta Dental, BankWest and South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

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