Deadline Feb. 11 for Mayor’s Arts Awards nominations

From press release

The Rockford Area Arts Council urges the public to consider honoring an exceptional student or star educator with much-deserved arts recognition by submitting a nomination for a 2011 Mayor’s Arts Award. Nomination forms are due to the Arts Council no later than Feb. 11.

Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the breadth and depth of their work and its impact on the Rockford area. Awards will be given for Exceptional Student of the Arts, honoring a high school-aged student’s artistic talent and community involvement in the arts during the student’s high school years and Star Educator, honoring an educator, specialist or instructor who has enriched lives, inspired excellence, introduced children to the arts or expanded opportunities for children to learn through the arts. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 13, at the Family Arts Festival, Riverfront Museum Park, Kresge Hall, 711 N. Main St., Rockford.

Nomination forms are available at the Rockford Area Arts Council or may be downloaded at

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