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March 12, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787

Winners Announced for Mayor's Arts Awards

Mayor Chris Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) have announced the winners of the 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards, which will be presented the evening of Wednesday, May 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The awards formally recognize artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. Invitations will be sent in April, and more information is available at

For the first year, the Legacy of Art Award will recognize a senior (age 55 and up) actively involved in creating, teaching, sharing or inspiring artistic expression in any discipline. Award-winning fiddler and noted folk scholar David Fowler will be the first recipient. The new award is sponsored by Legacy Retirement Communities.

The other Mayor's Arts Awards winners are:

The awards being presented to this year's winners are being created by Lincoln artist Margaret Berry, who uses beeswax-based paint to create encaustic paintings.

2014 Video Sponsors are Liberty First Credit Union, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center and Steve Wake. Additional support for the Mayor's Arts Awards is provided by Black Hills Energy, Jerry and Annette Hall, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Ann Rawley, Wayne Boles and Cornhusker Bank. For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, contact Lori McAlister at 402-802-2099 or

The public is encouraged to submit names and photos of members of the Lincoln arts community who have died since the last awards ceremony in June 2013 for memorial recognition at the awards event. Information can be sent to

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