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Spotlight On Performing Arts Award Recipients Announced

Duck Town Hall filled with artists and art enthusiasts on February 11 for the opening reception of the Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit presented by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council.

A panel of three jurors consisting of Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards, Outer Banks Forum Board Member Jean Pratt, and Head of the Rotating Art Exhibit Committee for the Town of Duck Fred Vallade selected the following award recipients:

Best in Show: David Huff “Between Sets” (photography)

Merit Awards: Carol Willett “Terpsichane: Premiere Danceur in Bird Lake” (sculpture), Eileen Tullner “Bone Boy” (watercolor), and Bruce Frazier “Story & Clark” (acrylic)

People’s Choice Award: Eileen Tullner “Bone Boy” (watercolor)

Honorary Student Entry: Manteo High School’s Emma Alter “Armstrong To Be” (photography)

“We are always delighted to partner with the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts on this exhibit,” said Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards.

“Duck Town Hall is a beautiful space to highlight these incredible works, and our artists never fail to creatively interpret the performing arts through their photography, painting, mixed media design, and sculpture. We are also very pleased to begin to include honorary student entries in the exhibit, giving high school art students to opportunity to show their works alongside professional artists.”

The Best in Show Award recipient David Huff received a cash award and his work will grace the cover of the 2017-18 Forum Playbill.

“The Dare County Arts Council and Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts have done so much to promote the arts within Dare County,” said photographer David Huff. “The annual Forum art contest provides an excellent opportunity to not only exhibit my work, but to provide an illustration of the lively arts. This is the fourth year I have participated in the exhibit. I was honored the first two years to have my images voted People’s Choice and then honored again this year to have my image selected for the cover of the Forum’s Playbill.”

The Best in Show award recipient David Huff and People’s Choice award recipient Eileen Tullner’s pieces will be on display at the Forum’s final performance of the Virginia Symphony on Saturday, April 29 at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.

Sponsored by Outer Banks Chevy, the theme of the 4th annual exhibition is Spotlight On Performing Arts, which reflects many facets of the performing arts, including musicians, singers, musical instruments and scores.

The Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit will remain on display at Duck Town Hall through Friday, April 28.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.

For more information about the exhibit, please call 252-473-5558.

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