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Arts Notes: 13 honored with Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Humanities; C4 launches Hatch training project

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Mausiki Scales receives his award from Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.
Mausiki Scales receives his award from Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.

Mausiki Scales receives his award from Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.

The fourth annual awards recognized 13 individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality, including Atlantans …

Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan Booth was one of 13 Georgia individuals and organizations honored recently with Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. CONTRIBUTED BY ALLIANCE THEATRE

Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan Booth. CONTRIBUTED BY ALLIANCE THEATRE

  • Brenda Bynum, actress and retired Emory theater studies faculty member
  • Mausiki Scales, musical director-keyboardist for Common Ground Collective and a Georgia State University adjunct professor in African-American studies

Other honorees from around the state:

  • Elizabeth “Libby” Bailey, Macon
  • Jerry and Kathy Chappelle, Watkinsville
  • James C. Cobb, Athens
Brenda Bynum in the Alliance Theatre 2010-11 production of "August Osage County." CONTRIBUTED BY GREG MOONEY.

Brenda Bynum in the Alliance Theatre 2010-11 production of “August Osage County.” CONTRIBUTED BY GREG MOONEY

  • Dale Dyer, Blue Ridge
  • Joyce Perdue-Smith, Rome
  • Robert Webb, Dalton
  • Foxfire, Mountain City
  • Pasaquan Preservation Society, Buena Vista
  • Slow Exposures, Zebulon
  • Telfair Museums, Savannah

The 13 honorees received a specially commissioned work by Matt Janke, who operates Janke Studios in Studioplex in the historic Old Fourth Ward.

The Office of the Governor presents the awards in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

More information: www.gaarts.org.

C4 Atlanta selects 14 for community art training

C4 Atlanta, the Atlanta nonprofit that serves artists and arts organizations, has selected 14 metro artists to help pilot Hatch, a program that will teach the legal, financial and “soft” skills required to lead community-based art projects.

C4 recently was awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation in support of its Ignite and Hatch professional development programs for artists.

The initial Hatch cohort begins this month.

“The first round of artists represent an artistically diverse pool of professionals who are already participating in community-based art,” C4 executive director Jessyca Holland said. “Their input will help us shape the program so it fits the needs and wants of the working artist interested in working in community.”

2015-16 Hatch artists include Jessica Caldas, Orion Crook, Michael Jones, Angela Davis Johnson, Danielle Deadwyler, Nick Madden, William Massey, Charmaine Minniefield, Lauren Pallotta, Shelia Pree Bright, Kris Pilcher, Scottie Rowell, Hez Stalcup and Shannon Willow.

More: c4atlanta.org.


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