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Alberta’s Distinguished Artist Award recipients


This month, three of Alberta’s best were honoured with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Distinguished Artist Award

These distinguished artists include Vicki Adams Willis (Calgary-based choreographer and co-founder of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks), Faye Heavyshield (visual artist living on the Blood Reserve in southwestern Alberta), and Cheryl Foggo, playwright, filmmaker, and author. 

Each of the Distinguished Artists will receive a medal, $30,000, and a two-week residency at the Banff Centre Leighton Artists’ Colony

Wednesday at 8:45 AM (MT) on Alberta Morning, Kathy Classen, Executive Director of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation, talked with Grant Stovel about this year’s recipients: