Governor's Arts Awards - April 26

Governor's Arts Awards invitationIndiana Governor Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Arts Commission have announced the six recipients of the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards.  Local philanthropist and patron of the arts June H. Edwards, and renowned pianist and IU South Bend’s Martin Endowed Professor in Piano Alexander Toradze, will each receive this distinguished award.  Honorees also include theatre artist and educator Mark Fauser of Marion, harpist Susann McDonald and soprano Sylvia McNair, both of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Conceived in 1973, the biennial awards program honors individuals, organizations, partnerships, businesses, and communities that have made significant contributions to the arts in Indiana. The awards recognize excellence in artistic achievement, philanthropy, arts education, and leadership in the arts. The Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards lend great awareness and distinction to the arts.  

Following a competitive process, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend has been selected to host the 2011 award ceremonies.  Please plan now to join us on Thursday, April 26, 2012! Your invitation is just a click away.  This occasion promises to be a spectacular celebration of the arts and will include a dinner, the formal awards ceremony, and reception. 

Purchase tickets online for the dinner and ceremony. If you plan to attend the whole evening of activities, be sure to purchase tickets to both the dinner and the ceremony.  You do not need tickets to attend the reception following the ceremony.

6 pm Dinner – Student Activities Center
8 pm Awards Ceremony – Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
9:30 pm Finale Reception – Lobby, Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall

Parking is available in the lots along 20th Street.
The lot entrance at 20th and Vine Street is closer to the dinner.
The lot entrance at 20th, south of Vine Street, is closer to the ceremony. 

Unfamiliar with campus? Visit the interactive campus map.

Coming in from out of town?
Special rates have been negotiated at The Inn at St. Mary’s

Please visit our event sponsors at the following websites:

Indiana Arts Commission
Additional information about the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards

South Bend and Mishawaka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Information about travel arrangements and local resources

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
Learn more about the Community Foundation

Indiana University Health Goshen
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