(HARTFORD, CT) - The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism has announced the recipients of the 2011 Governorís Awards for Excellence in Culture & Tourism. The Governor's Awards honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated excellence and lifetime achievement in the fields of arts, digital media, film, history, historic preservation and tourism. The 2011 recipients are:
Curtain Call, Stamford, non-profit, producing theatre organization
Keir Dullea, stage and screen actor
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, agri-tourism destination
Al Marder, Connecticut Freedom Trail advocate
"These remarkable individuals and organizations enrich the quality of life in Connecticut and the world," said Governor Malloy. "Connecticut is fortunate and proud to have this amazing group of extraordinary honorees living and working in our great state."
Recipients of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture & Tourism will be honored during a ceremony followed by a reception prepared and served by students of Manchester Community Collegeís Culinary Arts Program.
WHAT: Governorís Awards for Excellence in Culture & Tourism
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 Ė 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Atrium, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Also, Michael P. Price, now in his 43rd year as Executive Director of Goodspeed Musicals, will be honored as the longest serving board member of the Commission on Culture & Tourism. Mr. Price has been Chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism since its merger in 2003. He previously served as Chairman of the former Connecticut Commission on the Arts from 1995-2003, having been on the CCA board since 1993.
The 2011 Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Award will be presented to Michael Stotts.
Bios and full bios can be found in attached program booklet.
For immediate release: April 19, 2011
Contact(s): Christopher Bergstrom, Executive Director
860-256-2727 (Leigh Johnson)