2014 Lumies Arts & Business Awards

Honoring the Arts Luminaries

in Our Community,

2014 Lumies Arts & Business Awards WINNERS!!

 

The Tucson Pima Arts Council presents the 2014 Lumies Arts & Business Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Lumies recognize the many talented individuals, groups and businesses that contribute to making Southern Arizona a wellspring of creative vitality. The celebration was held at the lovely Tucson Museum of Art Plaza on Friday, June 6th.

On Friday June 6th, the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) hosted The Lumies Awards 2014. The “Lumies,” or the Tucson Pima Arts & Business Awards, honor the arts luminaries of the Tucson and Pima County community and recognize the contributions of talented organizations, individuals and businesses at the core of the Southern Arizona arts community. – See more at: http://www.azarts.gov/news-resources/news/tuscon-pima-arts-council-celebrates-southern-arizonas-arts-luminaries/#sthash.o6PvgspJ.dpuf
On Friday June 6th, the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) hosted The Lumies Awards 2014. The “Lumies,” or the Tucson Pima Arts & Business Awards, honor the arts luminaries of the Tucson and Pima County community and recognize the contributions of talented organizations, individuals and businesses at the core of the Southern Arizona arts community. – See more at: http://www.azarts.gov/news-resources/news/tuscon-pima-arts-council-celebrates-southern-arizonas-arts-luminaries/#sthash.o6PvgspJ.dpuf

2014 Lumies Award Recipients

  • Artist Lifetime Achievement: Julie Gallego, founder of Ballet Folklorico San Juan, who as a teacher, choreographer and performer has touched thousands of lives.
  • Established Artist: Kimi Eisele, author, creative facilitator and artistic director of New ARTiculations Dance Theatre.
  • Established Arts Organization: The Loft Cinema, as one of the nation’s top art houses, works to create community through film.
  • Arts Educator: Josh Schachter, co-founder of Catalina Magnet High’s Finding Voice program for refugee and migrant youth.
  • Arts Education Program: Tucson Symphony Orchestra, whose education efforts reach more than 25,000 students and teachers every year.
  • Arts Patron (two-way tie):
    • Karen Falkenstrom, co-founder of Kore Press, Odaiko Sonora Japanese drum ensemble, In Concert! world music series and the arts incubator Rhythm Industry; and
    • Michael Kasser, founder/president of Holualoa Companies, whose patronage includes the Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson Museum of Art and UA Foundation, among others.
  • David Hoyt Johnson Arts Administrator Award: Jennifer Nichols, senior librarian and initiator of the Create IT youth-designed mobile media lab.
  • Business Partner: General Growth Properties, which as owner and operator of the Tucson Mall and Park Place hosts hundreds of events for patrons.
  • Civic Partner: Randi Dorman, the visionary former president of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson’s Board of Directors.
  • Emerging Arts Organization: Artifact Dance Company, a contemporary dance company whose collaborations with other arts disciplines are a key feature of its live performances.

 

 

Cereus Bloom by Becky Duncan. Courtesy of the artist.

Lumies Award Winners. Photo: Patrick McArdle.

 

A WARM THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 LUMIES SPONSORS WHOSE GENEROSITY MAKES THE LUMIES POSSIBLE: CoxCommunications-logo

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