It was a beautiful night of revisiting the best of the Italian Renaissance at the Big Apple last night when we announced and celebrated the 2015 Jasper Artists of the Year. Without further ado, the winners are:
MARTHA BRIM ~ 2015 JAY IN DANCE
JULIA ELLIOTT ~ 2015 JAY IN LITERARY ARTS
CRAIG BUTTERFIELD ~ 2015 JAY IN MUSIC
DEWEY SCOTT-WILEY ~ 2015 JAY IN THEATRE
KIMI MAEDA ~ 2015 JAY IN VISUAL ARTS
Congratulations to all the JAY Winners and Finalists!
Thanks to Kristine Hartvigsen for photography, Mouse House for framing, Singing Fox for event planning, and Coal Powered Filmworks for Sponsorship. Special thanks to the shared talents of Duo Cortado, Cathering Hunsinger, the Trustus Apprentices, Chris Carney, and Jasper’s Wet Ink spoken word poetry collective.
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