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Five community leaders to be honored at 2012 arts awards

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville will celebrate cultural leaders, performers, and artists at its 2012 “City Lights” Arts Awards on Tuesday, May 8, from 6-9 p.m. on the 28th floor of AT&T Tower, in the studio of artist Christina Foard.

The Individual Arts Award will be presented to Susan Greene for her efforts in community-wide arts advocacy and her volunteer leadership with the Cathedral Arts Project.

UNF percussion professor Charlotte Mabrey will receive the Arts Educator Award for decades of dedication to her students, performing excellence as a past lead percussionist of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and her innovative performance art.

Burdette Ketchum will receive the Small Business Award for its in-kind contributions of public relations and creative design service to the Jacksonville Symphony and Downtown Vision, Inc.’s First Wednesday ArtWalk.

The first-ever Innovator Award will be presented to landscape architect Christopher D. Flagg for his leadership in design perspectives benefitting the city through service on the Downtown Development Review Board, the SPARK Redevelopment Plan, JaxPride, and Downtown Vision, Inc.

Additionally, the family of Ann M. Baker, a founder of the Cultural Council, will be presented with the Individual Hall of Fame Award in her memory.

The evening will begin with the awards presentation, followed by a party with a birds-eye view of downtown Jacksonville. Artists, performers and special guests will be featured throughout the evening.

Tickets are $75 per person, $275 for a group of four. Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling 904-358-3600, ext. 10.

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