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Velocity Dance, Book-it Rep Win 2010 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Find out which local arts orgz were honored.

By Laura Dannen June 8, 2010

Renaissance man: Mayor Mike McGinn with his wife Peggy at opening night of the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival in May.

Mayor McGinn has spoken. The recipients of this year’s city government-sponsored art awards, recognizing local artists for their achievements and commitment to the community, are…

Juan Alonso, visual artist

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Dennis Coleman, artistic director, Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus

Reel Grrls, nonprofit media production organization engaging young women

Sergei Tschernisch, president, Cornish College of the Arts

Velocity Dance Center

Congrats to the winners of the eighth annual competition, who were chosen by the Seattle Arts Commission from a record number of public nominations (459) and join a long list of high-profile former recipients: Sub Pop, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Gerard Schwarz (longtime conductor of the Seattle Symphony), the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and Richard Hugo House among them. The awards ceremony, which is open to the public, will be at noon on Friday, September 3 at Seattle Center’s Northwest Court. Read more about the winners at

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