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Honorees Announced for Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

Event to be held October 26th

Mayor Dan Sullivan, the Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission and the Anchorage
Cultural Council have announced the honorees selected for the 11th annual Mayor’s
Awards for the Arts in the following categories:

Outstanding Individual Artist: Steven Wounded Deer Alvarez

Champion of the Arts: Rasmuson Foundation

Kay Linton Volunteer in the Arts: Dr. Brian Saylor

Youth Arts Award: Emily Blahous

Lorene Harrison Award for Lifetime Achievement: Sandy Harper

Outstanding Arts Organization: Asian Alaskan Cultural Center

The awards will be presented at a reception in the ConocoPhillips Alaska atrium Wed., Oct. 26,
2011, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature the awards ceremony,
hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar plus performances by local artists.

Each year, the Mayor's Awards for the Arts recognize individuals and organizations in the
Municipality of Anchorage who have significantly enhanced the artistic culture of our community
through their talent, time and support. Awardees are presented with award certificates and newlycommissioned
artworks by an Anchorage-area artist. This year’s award artworks are by Mariano
Gonzales, winner of the Outstanding Individual Artist award in 2010.

For more information visit www.anchorageculturalcouncil.org follow the links to the Mayor’s
Awards page.

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