|Governor's Arts Awards Program|
THE 31ST ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS
Nearly 400 individuals celebrated Nevada's arts and cultural industry at the 31st Annual Governor's Arts Awards (GAA) at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City on March 2, 2011. GAA guests were welcomed by Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell, NAC Chair Tim Jones, and Governor Brian Sandoval.
The evening was filled with performances, the award ceremony and a special presentation of the Nevada Arts & Humanities Award for Public Service to former Senator Bill Raggio and Speaker of the Assembly Joe Dini, Jr., sponsored jointly by the Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities.
The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) received nearly forty nomination packets for the 31st Annual Governor’s Arts Awards. During its winter meeting in early March, the NAC board carefully reviewed all eligible nominations and supplemental material. After considerable deliberation, the Board selected the following individuals and organizations for their contributions of artistic achievement and service to the arts and to their communities:
• Andrea Lenz, Reno - Excellence in the Arts