2018 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts Winners

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via the Sioux Falls Arts Council

SIOUX FALLS, SD – (March 7, 2018) The Sioux Falls Arts Council will honor the recipients of the 2018 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts on Thursday, March 15th at Augustana University’s Humanities Center, 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197, with a social hour starting at 6:00 pm and the awards presentation at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The Sioux Falls Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts:

INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARTISTS – ROBERT WENDLAND

Robert Wendland received a degree in Theatre and another in Communication Studies from Augustana College in 2010. He now serves as the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Coordinator, as well as the Artistic Director for The Good Night Theatre Collective. He has performed with Augustana Theatre, Bare Bodkins Shakespeare Company, Accidental Genius Theatre Company, South Dakota State University Theatre, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, Arlington Community Theatre, The Good Night Theatre Collective, and the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts. He has directed for DAPA at the Washington Pavilion’s youth productions and Plays for Living Troupe, Augustana College Theatrical Society, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, Arlington Community Theatre, and for his own local theatre company, The Good Night Theatre Collective.

Robert’s “commitment to theatre and his passion for the arts drive his students and co-workers to greatness. As a program facilitator, he has continued to choose shows that generate will provide an amazing experience for students as well as challenge them to grow in their craft. As a director, he has continuously provided a safe and exciting environment for children and adults alike to create incredible art.”

INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARTISTS– DOOSOOK KIM

Doosook Kim is the Concertmaster of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and First Violinist of the Dakota String Quartet. Since she accepted the position of Concertmaster in 1995, Kim has appeared as a soloist for the SDSO, as a chamber musician, and as a music educator in South Dakota, the neighboring states, and abroad in Europe and Korea…

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