1st Annual Viola Awards
March 5, 2009
Photos from the Event
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Results from the 1st Annual Viola Awards
Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
Lifetime Contribution to the Arts
Theatrikos Theatre Company
Business for the Arts
The Orpheum Theater
Marshall Magnet Elementary School
Outstanding Arts Event
First Friday ArtWalk
Photographs by Kim Seiferth
Ellen Tibbetts, recipient of the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, with Viola Committee Chair, Marjorie Kamine, and FCP Board President, Ingrid Lee
Don Bendel after receiving the Viola Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts.
Joe Sorren accepts the Viola Award for Visual Arts from Emcees Karen Kinne-Herman (left) and Julie Pastrick (right)
Theatrikos Theatre Company with their Viola Award for Performing Arts.
Chris Scully and Thomas Hunt accept the Viola Award for Business for the Arts for The Orpheum Presents
Mary Sojourner took home the Viola Award for Literature.
Julie Pastrick with Viola Award for Music winner, Craig Yarbrough.
The Viola Award for Student Artist goes to dancer, Corrina Wall.
Staff from Marshall Magnet Elementary School accept the Viola Award for Arts Educator
Mark Arnegard and Pam Raskob from the Artists Gallery with the Viola Award for Outstanding Arts Event for the First Friday ArtWalk.
Mayor of the City of Flagstaff, Sara Presler, looks on. Mayor Presler gave a rousing speech, declaring, "A town without the arts is a town without air."
Oh, there was fun and goofiness, too. Our photographer, Kim Seiferth, is flanked in Charlie's Angels pose by Elizabeth Hellstern (left) and Erica Eiting (right) from NAU's College of Arts & Letters.
Lifetime Contibution to the Arts winner, Don Bendel, congratulates fellow ceramic artist and Mayor's Award winner, Ellen Tibbetts.
Mike Frankel, President of the Artists Coalition of Flagstaff, approves of it all.
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