Winners of 2022 Governor's Awards in the Arts

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The Kentucky Arts Council recently announced the 2022 Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients. The awards -  Native American flutes made of cedar - were made by Mercer County artist Fred Nez-Keams.

The 2022 recipients of the commonwealth's most distinguished awards in the arts are:

Milner Award
Kaye Savage Browning
Mason County, founder/curator of the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collections at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Artist Award
Amanda Matthews
Fayette County, CEO of Prometheus Art, president of the Artemis Initiative Board of Directors,and founding member of Monumental Women of Kentucky

Business Award
Independence Bank
Graves County,  Horses of Hope project to support the Mayfield Graves County Art Guild

Community Arts Award
Murray Art Guild
Calloway County, founded a center in 1967 for workshops, exhibits and studios

Education Award
Nan Moore
Jefferson County, director of bands at Louisville Male High School (retired) and founder of the Louisville Winds

Folk Heritage Award
Maxine Ray
Warren County, folklorist and founder of Bowling Green African American Museum

Government Award
Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission
Franklin County, established in 1996, supporting and promoting American Indian art and contemporary artists

Media Award
Morgan Cook Atkinson
Jefferson County, writer and producer of documentaries

National Award
Bobby Osborne
Leslie County native and bluegrass mandolin player