CVAG to announce Milne Award winner Saturday

Award recognizes profound contribution to the Comox Valley arts community

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will present the annual Nonny Milne Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Saturday, April 9, at a celebration for the gallery’s volunteers which starts at noon.

“We’re hosting this event  to honour and thank the amazing team of volunteers who make it possible for CVAG to operate and thrive,” said CVAG executive director Sharon Karsten.

“From the founding of our organization in 1974 through to today, we have always run on the power of exceptional and dedicated volunteers.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which will include refreshments, snacks and the presentation of the Nonny Milne Award.

The award was established last year to recognize an individual,  couple or collective that has made a prolonged and profound  contribution to the Comox Valley arts community.

It is named after the late Nonny Milne, a former CVAG president and lifelong supporter of the arts.

“Nonny was a tireless champion of the arts, and she embodies the selfless volunteerism that is the foundation of the Comox Valley arts community,” Karsten said.

Prior to the volunteer celebration, CVAG will hold its Annual General Meeting. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the call to order is at 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is welcome, but only members in good standing have a vote at the meeting.

While at the gallery, visitors will have a chance to view the current exhibition Make/Repeat/Alter, featuring the work of Eric Lesage, Janet Wang, and students from the North Island Distance Education School.

Visitors can also take out memberships, sign up as volunteers, or get more information about potential volunteer roles.

For details visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211.

 

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