Monday, July 13 2009
Governor Mitch Daniels has named the Vectren Corporation as one of five recipients for this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards.
The Evansville-based utility company won the award for a combination of efforts, according to statement issued through the Indiana Arts Commission. “Their commitment to the arts encourages others to follow in their lead.”
The announcement cites the corporation’s financial support for the arts and school art programs and its encouragement of employees “to contribute time and talent through leadership and volunteerism.”
Since their creation, in 1973, the biennial awards have recognized individuals, organizations, partnerships, businesses, and communities that have made significant contributions to the arts in and beyond Indiana.
Other recipients of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards include: Angela Brown, an opera singer from Indianapolis, for a career that’s taken her to New York’s Metropolitan Opera; the Ball Brothers Foundation and the George and Frances Ball Foundation of Muncie, Ind., for their support for and recognition of the arts; the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, for bringing world focus on Indiana with the quadrennial competition; and Sweetwater Sound Inc. of Fort Wayne, Ind., one of the nation’s largest retailers of music technology and instruments, for its support of music and musical education.
All five will receive their awards Sept. 25 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie.
By Roger McBain