Jasper is delighted to announce the winners of the Jasper 2013 Artists of the Year awards in dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
Terrance Henderson, who is the Jasper 2013 Artist of the Year in Dance.
Members of the band, The Restoration, who are the Jasper 2013 Artist s of the Year in Music.
Janna McMahan, who is the Jasper 2013 Artist of the Year in Literary Arts.
Vicky Saye Henderson, who is the Jasper 2013 Artist of the Year in Theatre.
And, Philip Mullen, who is the Jasper 2013 Artist of the Year in Visual Arts.
Nominees for Jasper’s 2013 Artists of the Year were solicited from the community at large with a resulting 55 nominees. Five teams of arts experts deliberated for almost 20 hours to arrive at the top three finalists in each of the above categories. Almost 4500 artists and patrons voted with the final vote deciding the winners.
The winners were honored on Thursday, November 21st during Columbia, SC’s Vista Arts celebration with an awards ceremony at Coal Powered Filmworks at 1217 Lincoln Street in the heart of Columbia’s Vista. All winners and finalists are also featured in the new issue of Jasper Magazine – The Word on Columbia Arts.
Last year’s winners included Chad Henderson for Theatre; Morihiko Nakahara for Music; Regina Willoughby for Dance; Kwame Dawes for Literary Arts; and, Susan Lenz for Visual Arts.