And you thought awards season was over with the Oscars. Three Charlotte arts organizations recently rewarded people who have served in various ways for years.
Eight people won Honors Awards from the Arts & Science Council, five for lifetime achievement in arts, science or history (given every three years) and three for career achievement in teaching:
MORE AWARDS: Opera Carolina presented its Helen and Stewart P. Blake Philanthropy Award to Pepper and Roddey Dowd Sr. in recognition of the Dowd family and its foundation’s support for generations, including funding that helped the opera into new offices, now called the Elizabeth Roddey Dowd Opera Center.
And the Charlotte Symphony awarded Hugh McColl its Sally Ann Hall Spirit of the Symphony Award, noting the “multiple times he has found the means for our orchestra to continue and to grow into the excellent ensemble it is today,” said Symphony president Robert Stickler.