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Governor honors leaders in the arts

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Gov. Brian Sandoval along with leaders in the community and state came out Wednesday to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts in Nevada.

The 31st annual Governor’s Arts Awards reception and ceremony took place at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City.

As a special honor this year, the Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities presented the Nevada Arts & Humanities Award for Public Service to former Sen. William J. Raggio and former Speaker of the Assembly Joseph E. Dini, Jr. This award honors their leadership in ensuring access to arts and humanities programs for Nevadans throughout the state.

Other honorees were:

• Sue Kitts Jesch received the Leadership in Arts Education award for her work with Strings in the Schools in the Carson City School District.

• Nevada State Museum was presented with the Leadership in the Arts (Organizations) award for helping expand visitors’ knowledge of Nevada history, Native American culture, plants and animals, or


• Andrea Lenz, Reno – Excellence in the Arts

• Mary Warner, Las Vegas – Excellence in the Arts

• Tsurunokai Taiko, Reno – Excellence in Folk and Traditional Art

• Wally Cuchine, Eureka – Leadership in the Arts: Individuals

• The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation – Patronage in the Arts

The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit the department’s website at http://www.Nevada