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Arts Note: Missouri Arts Council names 2013 awardees

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 19, 2012 - The Missouri Arts Council today announced the recipients of its 2013 Missouri Arts Awards. In celebrating the awards’ 30-year anniversary, the council named the following individuals and organizations:

Arts Education

St. Louis ArtWorks, a program providing underserved, local teens with paid internships in the arts

Arts Organization

Mount Vernon Regional Arts Council, a volunteer group working to bring festivals, community theater and a new arts/recreation center to the Mount Vernon area

Creative Community

City of Webster Groves, for its public art, galleries, arts education, festivals and performing arts institutions

Individual Artist

Vesta Johnson of Kirkwood, a master fiddler who’s played since 1929 and has performed and taught throughout Missouri and the nation

Leadership in the Arts

Pat Jordan of Kansas City, an advocate of African-American arts, who was instrumental in bringing back the city’s 1912 Gem Theater

Nancy is a veteran journalist whose career spans television, radio, print and online media. Her passions include the arts and social justice, and she particularly delights in the stories of people living and working in that intersection.

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