ST. PAUL (June 9, 2014) – The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the recipients of the 2013 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards. Now in its 22nd year, the Sally Awards honor extraordinary achievement in the visual, performing and literary arts.
The 2013 Sally Award winners are:
• Elizabeth Jaakola (Education)
• Kristine Sorensen (Initiative)
• James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr. (Commitment)
• MacPhail Online (Arts Access)
• Franconia Sculpture Park (Vision)
The Sally Awards are a living tribute to the vision of Sally Ordway Irvine, who mobilized the community to support her dream of a new performing arts center in downtown Saint Paul. The awards are presented annually to honor individuals and institutions that strengthen and enrich Minnesota with their commitment to the arts, arts education and arts access. Throughout the past two decades, the Ordway has been privileged to honor more than 80 outstanding artists, administrators, volunteers and organizations through these awards.
This year’s Sally Awards were dedicated to the memory of Sue McLean, the Twin Cities’ legendary concert promoter who was instrumental in conceiving and promoting signature events such as Music in the Zoo, Live at the Guthrie and the Basilica Block Party.
The 2013 Sally Award recipients were selected by a committee consisting of Ordway representatives, the 2012 Sally Award recipients, Minnesota State Arts Board and media representatives, and other leaders from the Minnesota arts and cultural community. The 2013 Sally Awards program is supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Public Radio and Saint Paul Hotel.