The Milwaukee Arts Board has named theater artist Sheri Williams Pannell and In Tandem Theatre co-founders Jane and Chris Flieller its Artists of the Year.
Artists of the Year receive a $1,500 cash award. Funds for the award come from arts board members who donate the stipend paid for their meeting attendance.
Sande Robinson, president of the African American Art Alliance, and the duo of John Shannon and Jan Serr have been named this year’s Friends of the Arts for their service to the artistic community. Robinson leads efforts to acquire African and African-American art for the Milwaukee Art Museum. Artist Serr and businessman Shannon are well known for their creative philanthropy, including their gift in 2016 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts to create and operate an arts studio and performance space at the Kenilworth Square East building.
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