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Nominees Announced for St. Catharines Arts Awards

The Garden City is celebrating its vibrant arts scene.

The city is out with a list of nominees for the 2020 St. Catharines Arts Awards.
This year's list includes painters, filmmakers, musicians, and many more.
Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories, like emerging and established artist and arts in education.
The awards will be handed out in a ceremony at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on May 1st.

The nominees are:

Arts in Education:
-Steven Azzopardi, visual arts education
-Jean Paul Dupont, music education
-Katia Perez Mendez, visual arts education
-Curtis Tye, performing arts education
-Willow Arts Community, multi-disciplinary arts education
-Kari-Lynn Winters, literary and performing arts education

Emerging Artist:
-Kate Gottli, visual artist
-Erica Sherwood, media and film artist
-Colleen McTigue, visual artist

Established Artist:
-Danny Custodio, visual artist
-Floyd Elzinga, visual artist
-Jon Shaw, visual artist

Making a Difference Award:
-Mazie Bishop, Artisan Market organizer
-Juliet Dunn of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival
-Bart Gazzola of The Sound STC
-Music director Thomas Inglis
-Music librarian Alison Thomson
-Candice Turner-Smith, formerly of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra

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