A tireless musical theatre impresario, a Winnipeg Art Gallery honcho and the duo behind the notorious mayonnaise-defecation theatrical event at last year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival are all among the nominees of the 2014 Winnipeg Arts Council Awards announced today.
Strike: The Musical playwright-composer Danny Schur, WAG CEO Stephen Borys, and Hollywood Hen Pit creator-performers Doug Melnyk and Ian Mozdzen are all competing for awards in four categories designed to acknowledge the movers and shakers in the Winnipeg arts community.
The winners of each event will be announced at the annual Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts on Friday, June 6 at the Fort Garry Hotel.
The nominees for the $2,500 RBC On the Rise Award are Jaime Black, Alison Campeau, Trish Cooper, Faye Hall, Ivan Henwood, Chantel Mierau, Willow Rector, Hillary Smith, Leonard Sumner and James Ye Zhan.
Aganetha Dyck, Ken Gregory, Doug Melnyk and Ian Mozdzen, Dominique Rey, Danny Schur and Lindsey White are up for the $2,500 Making a Mark Award.
The nominees for the $2,500 Investors Group Making a Difference Award are Stephen Borys, Brenda Gorlick, Laurie Lam, Gary Liu, Wanda Luna, Sydney McInnis and Joanne Mercier.
The $1,000 Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Outstanding Volunteer Award nominees include: Karen Cornelius, Ray Hope, Candice Masters, and David Wyatt.
Up for the Arts Champion Award are Richard Irish, Long & McQuade, the Manitoba Printmakers Association (Martha Street Studio), and the RBC Financial Group.