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GHIO 2013 Nominations are Open!

The Greenville Arts Council’s primary fundraising event, Greenville Honors Its Own will be held in March 2013 and it is time to nominate candidates for the 2013 awards. The Arts Council is asking for nominations from the public 6 months early to begin planning for their 30thbirthday. For 30 years, the Greenville Arts Council has honored artists with roots in Washington County who have made a significant contribution to the world of art and been recognized outside the Delta for their work.

These awards are an important part of the Greenville Arts Council’s mission to promote and support the arts in our area. The community’s input is critical to the continued success of this program. Please take some time to review the attached materials and nominate those you think are deserving of this special recognition.

“30 years is big! The Arts Council is looking forward to offering some amazing programming during 2013 in celebration of such a big birthday. First up, nominations for the 2013 Greenville Honors Its Own event. This event gives us the chance to pause and really appreciate the amazing people that come out of this community. I am looking forward to presenting many nominations to the Greenville Honors Its Own Committee for review,” stated MacKenzie Stroh, Executive Director of the Greenville Arts Council.

The 2013 Greenville Honors Its Own will be on March 2013. An official date has yet to be set.  You can download the GHIO 2013 Nomination Packet here or on the Greenville Arts Council’s website at Also, you can contact the office at 332-2246 to receive a form in the mail, or you can even fill out the nominations online this year by visiting Nomination forms are due before June 1, 2012.

The Greenville Arts Council is looking for nominations in the following categories:

ArtistThe Artist Award is given to an artist with Greenville/Washington County roots who has achieved recognition outside the Delta for his or her work. The nominee need not currently reside in Greenville.

Bert Miller Volunteer–This award is given to the volunteer who has given time and energy to support the arts in Greenville for little or no compensation.

Arts in Education–This award is given to an educator who has enriched the lives of many with his or her support and enthusiasm for teaching, and love and knowledge of the arts.

Business–This award is given to the business that has displayed dedication to supporting the arts in Greenville through monetary and/or in-kind donations and/or through the commitment of their leadership and employees.

Special Achievement–This award is given to a person, organization or group of individuals who have contributed greatly to the cultural vitality of Greenville/Washington County.

Georgie Fisher Lifetime Achievement– This award is given when the committee feels that such recognition is warranted by the recipient’s lifelong achievement to the arts throughout their professional career. This individual is an artist that has devoted their life to the arts. They no longer need to reside in Greenville/Washington County.


Lifetime Contribution to the Arts– This award is given to a person or person’s family who has truly devoted their life to the promotion of the arts through patronage, supporting art events and  programming, or owning

businesses related to the arts. This is given to a person or person’s family that has resided in Greenville/Washington County for a number of years.

Greenville Honors Its Own is the Greenville Arts Council’s annual fundraiser. Proceeds from this event go toward supporting the Greenville Arts Council’s many community programs and initiatives including arts education, summer arts programs for children, rotating displays of local and traveling visual arts exhibits in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery, lectures, artist’s talks, movie screenings, art classes, workshops and much more. For more information on other Greenville Honors Its Own, please contact the Greenville Arts Council at 662.332.2246.



The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.