Mayor Erik Nasarenko has announced the recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards and invites the public to attend the thirteenth annual reception, in their honor, on Thursday, November 2, at 5:30 pm at the Museum of Ventura County, at 100 East Main St. This year’s celebration will include tours of the museum and refreshments beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by presentations to this year’s award recipients at 6:30 pm. Five important figures in Ventura’s art community are receiving this prestigious honor for their dedication to art and to their community. Each honoree will receive the “Mark of Excellence”, a special edition work on paper created by artist Lis Schwitters. Those being honored this year are:
- Arts Patron- Paul Lindhard of Arts City Studio
- Arts Leader- Karyl Lynn Burns of the Rubicon Theatre Company
- Arts Educator- Teri Willison of Cabrillo Middle School
- Artist in the Community- Charles Anthony Kubilos, sculptor, carver
- Student Artist- Cameryn Boggio-Shean, musician
“Ventura’s thriving art community allows us all to experience the beauty, stories, and diversity of our city,” said Mayor Erik Nasarenko. “The Mayor’s Arts Awards are an important way to showcase the exceptional work and talent of local artists, teachers, and patrons that enrich our city and contribute to our economic and cultural well-being in Ventura.”
This event is presented in partnership between the City Manager’s Office and Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships.