Three to receive $30,000 Distinguished Artist Award


Calgary…Puppeteer extraordinaire, Ronnie Burkett of Toronto, renowned soprano, Frances Ginzer, Calgary, and internationally acclaimed artist Peter von Tiesenhausen of Demmitt, Alberta, will receive Alberta’s highest arts recognition, the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award.

“These artists are celebrated internationally, yet maintain strong connections to Alberta that continue to feed our local arts culture,” said His Honour Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell. “They are models of creativity, perseverance, and intelligence.”

The three will receive their award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta at a gala celebration hosted by the Lethbridge Allied Arts Council and the City of Lethbridge, June 6, 2015. Tickets for the awards gala and dinner ($125) are available by calling 403-320-0555.

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