2010 Gover­nor’s Awards for ex­cel­lence in the Arts

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With just more than two mil­lion peo­ple, New Mex­ico boasts a dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of artists. Ev­ery Septem­ber, the gover­nor’s of­fice hon­ors the state’s artists, writ­ers, ac­tors, ar­chi­tects, film­mak­ers, and the ad­vo­cates who sup­port them. The Gover­nor’s Awards for Ex­cel­lence in the Arts were es­tab­lished in 1974 by then gover­nor Bruce King and first lady Alice King.

This year’s re­cip­i­ents are Woody Gwyn, a Gal­is­teo painter who de­picts New Mex­i­can land­scapes; Ar­lene Cis­neros Sena, a Santa Fe san­tera; Tom Noble, a third­gen­er­a­tion Taoseño known for his wa­ter­col­ors; David Schein­baum, a Santa Fe pho­tog­ra­pher who has been doc­u­ment­ing hip-hop cul­ture; Paul Shapiro, an ab­stract painter based in Santa Fe; ac­tor Wes Studi, a Santa Fe res­i­dent who is known in­ter­na­tion­ally for his portrayal of Na­tive Amer­i­can char­ac­ters in Hollywood films; the Whited Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports the­atri­cal and mu­si­cal projects in Ra­ton; Mar­ian and Abe Sil­ver Jr. of Santa Fe, am­bas­sadors for the arts in their home city and through­out New Mex­ico; Work­ing Class­room, an Al­bu­querque arts or­ga­ni­za­tion de­voted to teach­ing paint­ing, writ­ing, and sculp­ture to young peo­ple from his­tor­i­cally ig­nored com­mu­ni­ties; and writer and di­rec­tor Robert Red­ford, who col­lab­o­rated with the state of New Mex­ico in build­ing Mi­la­gro at Los Luceros, which serves as a train­ing stu­dio for Na­tive Amer­i­can and Latino film­mak­ers.

A re­cep­tion hon­or­ing win­ners and the open­ing of the hon­orees’ ex­hibit (up un­til Dec. 10) takes place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Fri­day, Sept. 24, at the Gover­nor’s Gallery, fourth floor of the Capi­tol (corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Per­alta, 476-2289). This is fol­lowed by an awards pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at St. Francis Au­di­to­rium, New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art (107 W. Palace Ave., 476-5072). Both events are free and open to the pub­lic.

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