The recipients of the 2011 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities were announced by the Alaska State Council on the Arts on Wednesday. They are:
• Maryanne Allan of Fairbanks, Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages.
• Painter Arthur William “Bill” Brody of Fairbanks, Individual Artist.
• Publisher and KTOO Program Director Jeff Brown of Juneau, Lifetime Achievement
• Mike Powers, Chief Executive Officer, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, and Mike McCormick of Eagle River, owner of Whistling Swan Productions, Business Leadership
• Haines Arts Council President Tom Heywood, Arts Advocacy
• Historian Jim Rearden of Homer and Ray Barnhardt and the late Oscar Kawagley of the UAF Center for Cross Cultural Studies in Fairbanks, Humanities Awards
• Anchorage School District Superintendent Carol Comeau, Shared Arts and Humanities Special Award.
It is the first time that a shared arts and humanities award will be bestowed.
The awards will be presented during a dinner event at the Hotel Captain Cook on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The awards are sponsored by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Office of the Governor.
For more information about the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities and tickets to the event call the Alaska State Council on the Arts at 269-6610 or visit: eed.state.ak.us/aksca.