Ozzie Awards

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council)

Every year for the past 33 years, the Springfield Regional Arts Council has celebrate movers & shakers in the local arts community with their Ozzie Awards. Ozzies are given to individuals, organizations, and businesses, which have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the arts.  Arts Council representatives Nicole Chilton and and Rachel Johnson appeared on "Arts News" to talk about the Ozzies--and about a new "concert and conversation" series beginning this month that combines art, music and poetry to facilitate discussion of local "hot button" issues.

(Logo courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council

The Springfield Regional Arts Council has announced the 2014 round of Ozzie Award recipients. Since 1985, the Arts Council has given this prestigious award to those who embody the pioneering creative spirit of the Southwest Missouri arts scene. Each year, the community nominates performers, facilitators, benefactors, individuals, or organizations and a five-member selection committee chooses those which best promote, personify, and support artistic achievement. This year’s recipients are:
·         The late Phil Broyles (1948-2014) – Legacy Award