Definitely the “who?” in this Who’s Who list of 2022 Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards Nominees … but we are buzzing by this surprising honor.
Founded in 1985, the Kendig Awards is a programmatic offering between Roanoke College and Hollins University honoring:
- Individual Artist
- Arts and/or Cultural Organization
- Individual or Business Arts Supporter
This year’s nominees:
- Michael Hemphill: “a true believer in partnership, collaboration, and lifting up the arts community in Virginia’s Blue Ridge through his company Buzz4good.”
- Seth Davis “has inspired thousands of children and teenagers with the gift of music.
- Doug Jackson: “long-serving and faithful ally of the arts … invested in finding ways to make the arts compelling and accessible to all.”
- Michael Mansfield: “director, actor, guest artist and designer, and teacher whose talents have been experienced by every theatre in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.”
- Sandra Meythaler: “choreographer, dancer, and teacher who has been at the helm of Roanoke Ballet Theatre since 2007.”
- Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir “has served the people of the Roanoke Valley for 34 years by meeting the musical needs of our young people.”
We look forward to celebrating with these exceptional artists at the awards reception Oct. 11!