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Arts Council-award nominees announced

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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 Tuesday.

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 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 Making a Mark Award.

The nominees for the Making a Difference Award are Stephen Borys, Brenda Gorlick, Laurie Lam, Gary Liu, Wanda Luna, Sydney McInnis and Joanne Mercier.

The Outstanding Volunteer Award nominees include: Karen Cornelius, Ray Hope, Candice Masters, and David Wyatt.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 21, 2014 C2

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