Friday, September 23, 2016

Gallery Artist Larry Towell Selected as a Finalist for the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts

Lambton County, Ontario, Canada, 1995 © Larry Towell / Magnum Photos

Twelve finalists have been announced for the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are administered by the Ontario Arts Council and recognize exceptional achievement in professional arts disciplines. These can include dance, music, opera, theatre, visual and media arts, literature and cultural industries (such as book and magazine publishing, digital media, film, television and sound recording), among others.

The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Ontario's arts community and its contributions to a strong, vibrant culture sector. Now in its 10th year, the program recognizes artists and arts organizations whose contributions span a significant period of time.

Artist Award
-Larry Towell -- Bothwell, Media Arts
-Christi Belcourt -- Espanola, Visual Arts
-David Buchbinder -- Toronto, Music
-George Elliott Clarke -- Toronto, Literature
-Dwayne Morgan -- Toronto, Literature
-Lata Pada -- Mississauga, Dance

Arts Organization Award
-A Different Booklist, Toronto, Literature
-Dusk Dances, Toronto, Dance
-Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Visual Arts
-International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Literature
-Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Toronto, Media Arts
-Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans, Ottawa, Multidisciplinary

Finalists were selected by a jury of experts across arts and culture disciplines. The winners will be announced on October 5 during a reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

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