2017 NORTHFIELD LIVING TREASURE AWARD: DO YOU HAVE A NOMINEE?

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The Arts and Culture Commission invites Northfielders to submit the name of anyone whom they feel is worthy of being considered its 2017 Northfield Living Treasure.The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2016.  Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1507 or picked up in hard copy at the Public Library, the City Hall Administration office, and the Northfield Arts Guild.

The annual award honors an individual who has, over a period of time, made significant contributions to Northfield in, through, or on behalf of the arts and culture, so as to enhance the reputation of the city and the quality of life of its citizens. Nominees may be either a practitioner in one or more of the arts, or an arts or cultural leader, supporter, or advocate.  The award is one of recognition and has no financial value.

Previous recipients of the award have been Ray Jacobson, sculptor and visual artist; Myrna Johnson, theatre director, performer and arts leader; Cora Scholz, Northfield Youth Choirs’ founder and director; Paul Niemisto, Vintage Band Festival founder and Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra founder and conductor; Patsy Dew, photographer, theatre artist, Senior Center arts programming developer and mentor; DeWayne and Theo Wee, pianists, music teachers, and performers; and Jan Shoger, visual artist.


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