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Recipients of Vermont Arts Awards announced

September 7, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Arts Council has announced the recipients of the 2019 Vermont Arts Awards.

François Clemmons, of Middlebury, will receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Gov. Phil Scott said Friday that “his renowned musical talent and years of service to his community made him the perfect choice.”

Four other awards were also announced.

Douglas Anderson, of Middlebury, will receive an award for meritorious service to the arts; Castle Freeman, of Newfane, will be recognized for outstanding achievement in the arts; James Lockridge, of Burlington, will be honored for arts advocacy; and Joan Robinson, of Burlington, will receive an award in arts education.

A reception and ceremony will be held Oct. 23 at the Mahaney Arts Center at Middlebury College.

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