Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities
For twenty-six years the Governor's Awards in the Humanities celebrated local community members and organizations that have worked to increase the understanding and appreciation of the humanities in Georgia. For a list of past recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Humanities, click here.
In 2012 the Georgia Humanities Council joined forces with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of Governor Nathan Deal to launch the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. These awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia's civic and cultural vitality through service to the humanities or excellence in the arts. The awards recognize the value of the arts and humanities in the creation of a thriving economy and their contributions and growth.
Recipients of the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities, 2012-15:
Melissa Fay Greene, Atlanta
Tim Howard, Chatsworth
Marianne Lambert, Atlanta
Frank Maloy, Tifton
Merryll Penson, Athens
Allan Vigil, Morrow
The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta
Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie
Moving in the Spirit, Atlanta
United Shape Note Singers, Atlanta
Georgia students break into the top ten in six categories and win four medals.
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From ballpark to Ponce City Market, this magnolia has survived a century in the city, by Chris Dobbs