Columbus Foundation True Originals Awards

Jackie Calderone & Robert Post

Community Arts Partnership Awards

Columbus, Ohio - The Greater Columbus Arts Council is pleased to announce the three individual winners of the 2010 Community Arts Partnership Awards presented by PNC in the categories of Arts Educator, Arts Partner and Emerging Arts Leader. The winners will be honored at GCAC’s annual Community Arts Partnership awards program luncheon on Thursday, October 14 from noon-1:30 p.m. at COSI, 333 W. Broad St. The community is invited to join GCAC and 400 business, arts and civic leaders to celebrate this year’s nominees and winners and the work they do every day to create a thriving and vibrant creative community in Columbus. GCAC's annual Community Arts Partnership Awards honor Columbus individuals for their exemplary support and leadership in the arts and the Columbus business community for its active support of central Ohio's arts organizations. Individual award winners are: Ann Bremner, publications editor for the Wexner Center, an art historian, curator and educator, will receive the Arts Partner award for her enthusiastic and steadfast patronage of individual artists and arts organizations in Columbus. Bremner is known for offering her far-reaching expertise to mentor artists and to engage the community in the experience of art. Adam Brouillette, an individual artist, will receive the Emerging Arts Leader award for his dedication and tireless work in supporting and promoting local artists and raising the profile of Columbus’ arts community through his work with Couchfire Collective, Junctionview Studios, Wonderland, Ohio Art League, the Agora and Independents’ Day Festival and much more. Jackie Calderone, artistic director for TRANSIT ARTS, will receive the Arts Educator award for her work and dedication in helping organizations and individuals uncover a greater capacity to create, connect and deepen relationships with their changing communities. A leader in youth arts programming in Columbus, Calderone has mentored countless young artists and through education and support has helped many transition into professional careers in the arts. It’s a great honor to be nominated for the Community Arts Partnership Awards and About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support. #  #  #” - Jami Goldstein

Greater Columbus Arts Council