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Archive for October, 2013

15 receive Governor’s Awards in the Arts and Humanities

By Howard Pousner / hpousner@ajc.com

In a recent Capitol ceremony, Gov. Nathan Deal honored 15 individuals and organizations in the second Governor’s Awards in the Arts and Humanities, recognizing contributions to the state’s cultural vitality.

The honorees are: Kay Beck, director of Georgia State University’s Digital Arts Entertainment Lab; Linda Crowe Chesnut of Athens, a volunteer and philanthropist who has aided institutions including the Georgia Museum of Art in the decorative arts; John Ferling of Carrollton, an author and retired University of West Georgia historian; Atlanta author Melissa Fay Greene; Tim Howard of Chatsworth, a Murray County educator and historian; Marianne Lambert, contemporary art advocate and Swan Coach House Gallery curator; rock ‘n’ roll keyboardist and environmentalist Chuck Leavell of Dry Branch; fiddler Frank Maloy of Tifton; Merryll Penson of Athens, a leader in developing collaborative and digital publishing initiatives to share arts and …

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