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Alliance announces the 2011 ‘Angels of the Arts’ nominees

By Staff | Apr 5, 2011

The Lee County Alliance for the Arts is proud to recognize the 2011 Angels of the Arts nominees for their contributions to the Lee County arts and cultural community.

On Monday, May 2, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 80 nominees will celebrate the arts with local celebrity host, live performances, fine food and good company. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony.

While the Alliance awards only one winner in each category all nominees are recognized as a vital component in the Lee County arts community. And the 2011 Angels of the Arts Nominees are…

• Literary Artist: Robert Feigenblatt, Mary Beth Lundgren, Robert Macomber and Sidney Simon

• Arts Teacher: Teri Aldred, Angela Brant, Rachel Endrizzi, Beth Everhart, Ann Harrison-May, Janie Hemenway, Gail Jones, Jason Loete, Lori Madl, Teresa West-Taylo and Joy Williams

• Arts Volunteer: Mary Buck, Calendar Girls, Rachel Cox, Randy Kashi, Lois Kuehne, Rhonda Rigsby-Moore and Carol Robinson

• New Artist: Robert Feigenblatt, Katelyn Gravel, Stephen Hayford, Adam Jones

Visual Artist: Katherine Boren, Stephen Gray-Blancett, Ann Harrison-May and Michael St. Amand

• Business Arts Sponsor: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, FineMark National Bank & Trust and Mainsail Video Productions

• Arts Benefactor: Terry Tincher

• Arts Publication/Broadcast Series: Ft. Myers Southwest Florida Magazine and Mainsail Video Productions

• Art Journalists: Stephanie Davis, Veron Ennis, Charles Runnells, Illene Saffron, Di Saggau, Lois Thome and Chelle Koster Walton

• Performance Artist: Strange Arrangement, Alyce Bochette, Rusty Brown, Sonic Combine, Rachel Cox, Christar Damiano, Kat Epple, Carrie Lund Cacioppo, Jennifer Reed, Nichole Rizley Ptaszek and Jennifer Smith

• Young Artist: Samuel Bostic, Emma-Lee Clinger, Treanne McCollum, Tom Short and Maria Soto

• Arts Organization Leader: Robert Cacioppo, Richard Georgian, Claudia Goode, Lee Ellen Harder, Andy Howl, Kathy Iwanowski, Douglas Santini, Terry Tincher and Annette Trossbach

• Arts Organization: ArtFest Fort Myers, BIG ARTS, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Creative Theater Workshop, Gulfcoast Dance Inc., Laboratory Theater of Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony and the Sidney and Berne Davis Arts Center

• Artist Lifetime Achievement: Gail Jones, Al Oerter, Carl Schwartz and Joseph Trunk

When the arts thrive, so does the community, and thanks to the hardworking creative individuals in Lee County the past year has been filled with theatre shows, dance, art installations, musical performances and special events. The Angels of the Arts award program thanks those individuals and businesses who are committed to entertaining and educating the community through art. Support for Angels of the Arts 2011 has been provided by WGCU Public Media and Northern Trust Bank.

Celebrate with the Alliance and buy your tickets today. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling the Alliance for the Arts at 239-939-2787. Visit www.ArtInLee.org for more details of all the excitement our community has to offer.