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March 19, 2012
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

The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) has announced the winners of the 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards, which will be presented the evening of Monday, June 18 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Mayor Chris Beutler and the LAC present the awards to formally recognize artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area.

Invitations will be sent in April. More information is available at Event sponsors for 2012 include the Lincoln Community Foundation and Rena Kaplan. Video sponsors are Liberty First Credit Union and Steve Wake and Linda Esterling. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

2012 award winners include:

The Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Awards will go to a writer and a visual artist who will be announced later this month. The award will include a $1,000 stipend and a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Each year, an artist is chosen to create an artwork that is presented to each winner. This year's award is being created by Jenni Brant, whose award-winning functional ceramics can be found in many regional galleries.

Additional support for the Mayor's Arts Awards is provided by Cornhusker Bank, Woods Bros Realty and INSPRO Insurance.

The public is encouraged to submit names of members of the Lincoln arts community who have died since the last awards ceremony in June 2011 for memorial recognition at the awards event to For more information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Trutna at or 402-434-2787.

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