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Meow Wolf, guitarist/nonprofit leader Bruce Dunlap of GiG Performance Space, and philanthropist couple Dan and Ashlyn Perry are some of the Santa Fe names to receive this year’s Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The annual awards will be presented tonight in a public ceremony at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Other 2018 recipients include Santa Clara Pueblo potter, and bronze and glass artist Jody Naranjo; local painter Jerry R. West; Galisteo-based art scholar Lucy Lippard; and Tatum-based bronze sculptor Curtis Fort.
Seattle’s Dale Chihuly, a glass artist with decadeslong connections to the Institute of American Indian Arts, is receiving a Leadership in the Arts award. The ceremony for the Awards for Excellence in the Arts is at the New Mexico Museum for the Art’s St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace, from 5:15-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.