2009 Kendig Awards

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Tom Field (left) and Dan Smith, with Arts Council executive director Laura Rawlings, were named Literary Artists of the Year for their new business magazine, Valley Business Front.

Tom Field (left) and Dan Smith, with Arts Council executive director Laura Rawlings, were named Literary Artists of the Year for their new business magazine, Valley Business Front.
Tom Field (left) and Dan Smith, with Arts Council executive director Laura Rawlings, were named Literary Artists of the Year for their new business magazine, Valley Business Front.
David Hodge and John Antsey - Anstey Hodge Advertising Group – were Business Supporter Recipients.
David Hodge and John Antsey - Anstey Hodge Advertising Group – were Business Supporter Recipients.
Paul Harrill (Visual Artist Award Recipient) and wife Ashley Maynor.
Paul Harrill (Visual Artist Award Recipient) and wife Ashley Maynor.

The latest Perry F. Kendig Award ceremony “Bravos and Brushstrokes,” was held at the Taubman Museum of Art last Wednesday. Nine individuals or businesses in various categories were honored for their support of the arts. Cox Communications created brief profiles of all the recipients which were shown on the large screen in the Taubman Theater.  The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge Perry F. Kendig Award is named for a former dean and president of Roanoke College. Former Roanoke mayor Nelson Harris was among those honored for his support of the arts while in office.