Story last updated at 10/2/2013 - 2:27 pm
The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation recently selected five individuals to receive 2013 Connie Boochever Fellowships in the literary and performing arts. The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists, with the disciplines awarded alternating between the performing and literary arts, and the visual arts.
The five recipients are:
¿ Erin Hollowell, Homer, Literary Arts Fellow
¿ Lucas Rowley, Anchorage, Literary Arts Fellow
¿ Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Fairbanks, Literary Arts Fellow
¿ X'unei Lance Twitchell, Juneau, Literary Arts Fellow
¿ Allison Warden, Anchorage, Performing Arts Fellow
The Connie Boochever Fellowship was established in 2001 by her family after her death to honor and reflect the spirited passion of the arts Mrs. Boochever consistently demonstrated.
Connie Boochever was an avid performer, director, and producer of community theater and a lifelong patron and advocate of the arts. Her crusading efforts gave the arts a voice in Alaskan government and she played a key role in advocating for passage of legislation that created the Percent for Art in Public Places. Connie's legacy can be seen in art installed in public buildings around the state.
For more information about the 2013 Connie Boochever Fellows, contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts at 1.888.278.7424 or 907.269.6610. The Fellowships are funded through the Connie Boochever Endowment and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.