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Portsmouth council seeks nominations for arts event

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council will host "A Town and Its Artists: Awards for Artistic and Creative Excellence" on June 8, at Shawnee State University's Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.

The evening will celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Portsmouth community.

PAAC invites area residents and groups to submit nominations for awards in five categories designed to recognize artistic excellence, philanthrophy, community involvement and contribution and arts education. Nomination forms may be obtained at several sites, including the Portsmouth Public Library and its branches, the Southern Ohio Museum, the Boneyfiddle Arts Center, Scioto County schools and online at the Portsmouth Area Arts Council's website, www.paac4kids.org. Deadline for submission of nominations to PAAC is March 18. Nominations may be mailed to the PAAC Post Office Box 1258 or emailed to paac@shawnee.edu.

A panel of community leaders and PAAC board members will make final selection of the winners.

Details on the awards night program and ticket information will be released at a later date.

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council was originally founded in 1972 with the goal of bringing together the arts community and celebrating the arts heritage of the Portsmouth area. PAAC has evolved over the years and now focuses primarily on integrating the arts into the lives of children and families through theatre programming.

For more information, contact PAAC Executive Director Becky Lovins at 740-351-3642 or paac@shawnee.edu.