Lynch to re­ceive medal from MacDow­ell Colony

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

David Lynch is this year’s win­ner of the Ed­ward MacDow­ell Medal in the Arts, a prize be­stowed by the ven­er­a­ble MacDow­ell Colony for artists. MacDow­ell of­fi­cials an­nounced Sun­day that the maker of such ac­claimed films as “Mul­hol­land Drive” and “Blue Vel­vet” and the TV se­ries “Twin Peaks” will re­ceive the medal Aug. 13 at a pub­lic cer­e­mony at the colony, based in Peter­bor­ough, New Hamp­shire. The hon­our will be pre­sented by MacDow­ell chair Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-win­ning nov­el­ist. The MacDow­ell medal, es­tab­lished in 1960, is given to an artist “who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can cul­ture.” Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude Robert Frost, Toni Mor­ri­son and Stephen Sond­heim.

RICHARD SHOTWELL, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

David Lynch

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