When the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Awards for the Arts were given out at the Arts Day Luncheon in Columbus on May 15, Daytonians had reason to be excited.
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TRIBUTES TO DAYTON’S 2013 GOVERNOR’S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS WINNERS
Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Marian Schuster, Arts Patrons
“Over the last decade, the Dayton region has come to associate the Schuster name not only with high quality health care, but also a thriving arts scene.
“Through his love of the arts, dedication to the community and generosity of spirit, Dr. Schuster laid a foundation of support and trust by making the lead gift to establish the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013. The Center provides a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists.”
Stivers School for the Arts, Arts Education
“Students enter Stivers at the 7th-grade level by audition and make a full six-year commitment. The magnet school has more than 875 students and is known for its rigorous arts and academic programs that consistently produce art works and performances that are nationally recognized and test scores that far exceed all other schools in the district.
“Stivers, which has been called the ‘Crown Jewel’ in the Dayton Public School system by the Dayton newspapers, is a prime example of how participants in the arts enhances academic performance. Last Spring, U.S.News and World Report recognized Stivers with a silver medal as one of America’s best high schools.”
PNC Bank Statewide, Business Support of the Arts
“PNC Bank’s investments throughout the arts communities of Ohio contribute greatly to the quality of life for Ohioans of all ages and income levels. Central Ohio enjoys the support of PNC’s Arts Alive, a multi-year, $2.5 million program that supports free and discounted arts programming, public events that introduce the arts in unexpected ways, ticket subsidy programs and innovative programs that build young audiences.
In the Dayton area, PNC arts investments are made through sponsorships, educational initiatives and volunteer commitment to organizations incorporating art into preschool classrooms.”
SOURCE: Governor’s Awards for the Arts Program Book