Arts Alive!

7th Arts Alive! Awards

The 7th Arts Alive! Awards was a great success bringing together people with a love for the arts in the Greater Akron area. The event was held November 3 at Summit Artspace. Patrons enjoyed music, short films, food, art and good company. Congratulations to the 7th Arts Alive award winners!

Lifetime Achievement
Mitchel Kahan, Ph. D.

Outstanding Visual Artist
Dorothea Barlowe

Outstanding Artist in Music
Kurt Reed

Rising Young Star/Leadership
Jacqueline Tinnemeyer

Arts Educator
Andrea Shearer

Arts Patron
David & Gayle Noble

Arts Volunteer
Joan Colbert

Arts Outreach
Rite of Spring
Akron Symphony Orchestra & GroundWorks Dance Theatre

Arts Collaborative Project
Docks Who Rock
United Way of Summit County & The University of Akron


The Akron Area Arts Alliance would like to thank the following event, media & in-kind sponsors:

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Summit County Logo Website




Ann & David Brennan     TRIAD Communications

Akron Life                 Akron Beacon Journal


The Akron Area Arts Alliance would like to extend a special thanks to Event Chair Brenda Cummins, Honorary Event Chair Mitchell Kahan, Nomination Chair Pat Sargent, Out-of-the-Box Chair Joan Colbert and the Arts Alive! 2013 planning committee:

Stephanie Ramsay
Susie Graham
Gary Grether
Linda Lyell
Micah Sonntag

A special thanks also to our Arts Alive! 2013 Event Patrons:

Kent State University
Mark & Sandy Auburn, Ph.D
Morris & Myrna Berzon
Frank C. Communale
Walt & Gwen Heeney
Dianne Newman
Guy & Renee Pipitone
Larry & Cyndee Snider

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