CCT: Governor's Arts Awards

Governor's Arts Awards

Established in 1978, the Connecticut Arts Awards (renamed Governor's Arts Awards in 1993) recognizes remarkable individuals and organizations for excellence and lifetime achievement in the arts. More than 140 artists, arts organizations, patrons, businesses, and individuals have been honored for their dedication to the arts and culture in Connecticut.

2013 Governor's Arts Award Recipients:

Elizabeth Alexander (Hamden, CT)
poet, essayist, playwright
Alexander is Chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University.

Jimmy Greene (Newtown, CT) saxophonist, composer, bandleader
Greene is Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University.

Olu Oguibe (Rockville, CT) artist, academic
Oguibe is Professor of Art & Art History and Associate Director of the Institute of African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.

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Left to right: Jimmy Greene, Gov. Malloy, Olu Oguibe, Elizabeth Alexander

For a complete list of previous recipients, click here.

For more information, contact
Rhonda Olisky at 860-256-2752 or

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