WonderRoot’s Appleton receives national recognition
Chris Appleton, co-founder and executive director of the rising Atlanta arts nonprofit WonderRoot, will be honored by Americans for the Arts with the American Express Emerging Leader Award for 2014.
A leading national organization advancing the arts and arts education, Americans for the Arts describes the Emerging Leader Award as recognizing “visionary leadership by an individual who … demonstrates an ability to engage and impact his or her community.”
In addition to his work with decade-old WonderRoot, based in Reynoldstown, Appleton serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Arts Network, the historic preservation and public art advisory board for the Atlanta Beltline and the advisory board for Health Connect South. He is a former board president for Burnaway, the regional arts and culture publication.
He will receive the award at Americans for the Arts’ national convention in Nashville on June 13. HOWARD