Council seeks nominations for Arts Person of the Year – The Stanly News & Press

The Stanly County Arts Council is trying to get nominations for the Arts Person of the Year award.

This award was created in 2014 by the Arts Council to identify all those who have manufactured a important constructive impression on the arts in Stanly County, and who have labored to help, endorse and build top quality arts experiences for the total group. Former winners include Charlotte Maness, Angela Moore, Wes Tucker, Carmella Hedrick, Tim Harris, John Williams and Aza Hudson.

Anyone who lives or functions in Stanly County can nominate a person for this award. The nominees should also dwell or work in Stanly County and must satisfy the beforehand described award requirements.

Nominations are accepted by viewing the Arts Council’s website at and clicking on the “Community Awards” tab, going to their Fb page and filling out the Google sort or you can also ask for a nomination type by contacting 704-982-8118, or emailing [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 4.

The 2020 Good Arts Educator and Arts Human being of the Year had been acknowledged prior to the Charlotte Symphony Live performance. Derek Smith, former band director at West Stanly High University was the receiver of the Wonderful Arts Educator Award and Aza Hudson, director of the Stanly County Chorale, was the receiver of the Arts Particular person of the Year award. These awards ended up originally scheduled to be awarded during the Celebration of the Arts in 2020. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the presentation experienced to be delayed. From remaining: Lynn Plummer, chairman of the Stanly County Arts Council Renee VanHorn, government director of the Stanly County Arts Council Derek Smith, Great Arts Trainer of the Calendar year 2020 Bradley Eudy, 2020 chairman of the Stanly County Arts Council and Aza Hudson, Arts Particular person of the Year 2020. Nominations for 2022 are being recognized. Deadline is Feb. 4. (Contributed)

Alongside with the Arts Man or woman of the Year award, the Arts Council is also accepting nominations for the Wonderful Arts Educator of the 12 months award, recognised as the Jim Kennedy award in memory of lengthy-time arts advocate, instructor and coach, James D. Kennedy.

The award recognizes a fantastic arts teacher in the Stanly County general public college system who has built a important optimistic effect on the arts in instruction, and who has encouraged learners to pursue, recognize and respect the great arts. Prior winners consist of Lori Watson, audio instructor at Stanfield and Locust Elementary Colleges Michelle Osborne, art teacher at Central Elementary Stacy Bottoms, art teacher at West Stanly Middle University Jessica Kiser, band/audio trainer at Albemarle Center University Frank Poolos, band director at North Stanly Substantial College Rebekah Crisco, artwork trainer at North Stanly Middle University and Derek Smith, band director at West Stanly Substantial College.

In 2021, owing to the challenges that all arts teachers confronted during the Covid pandemic, all 31 fine arts lecturers in elementary, center and significant universities were acknowledged with classroom grants, funded by the Stanly County Arts Council, Uwharrie Bank and a grant from the Albemarle Rotary Club.

Nominees for Fine Arts Educator of the Calendar year Award can only come from the principals at Stanly County Colleges. Learners and dad and mom who know of an extraordinary good arts teacher are encouraged to notify their faculty principal as soon as attainable and specific their assist of that teacher. Nomination information has previously been despatched to the universities.

Both equally awards will be offered at the Arts Council’s Celebration of the Arts March 19 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Centre. The awards ceremony will be in the auditorium at 2 pm.

The Celebration of the Arts is free and open up to the public from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The receiver of the Arts Man or woman of the Calendar year award will be honored with a $250 donation to the arts team of their picking in Stanly County. The Jim Kennedy award recipient will obtain a $250 scholarship to support them obtain classroom materials and products.

The Stanly County Arts Council was started in 1974. It proceeds to boost and assistance all artwork types in the local community. The Stanly County Arts Council is supported by private donations and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Section of Cultural Means, with funding from the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts.

Kenneth Proto

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