Arts Business Education Consortium
The ABE Consortium promotes the growth of cultural arts in education in the Pikes Peak Area Schools (15 districts). The Consortium brings awareness of cultural arts programs in the schools to business executives, school administrators, teachers, and parents. The ABE Consortium presents special recognition awards given at an annual luncheon for innovative arts education programs, excellence in teaching and business support of arts education. The Arts Council also presents artists awards and the Chamber of Commerce gives business and corporate awards for support of the arts. This luncheon brings artists, educators and business leaders together to raise awareness and encourage expansion of Arts Education. Recognizing business involvement in Arts Education at the annual ABE luncheon has resulted in increased interest and participation in school arts and cultural programs.
Each year, the Pikes Peak Arts Council gives Arts Business Education Awards to recognize innovative approaches in arts education in the Pikes Peak region. The Pikes Peak Arts Council is proud to assist in recognizing artists, educators, and business leaders within our community who contribute significantly to arts education.
This year's program will take place Thursday, April 27, 2017
at the Antlers Hilton
from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Visit this link to reserve your seat today!
ABE CONSORTIUM AWARDS: Pikes Peak Arts Council
Youth Recognition in Arts Education: Sue Spengler and Xanthe Alexis, The Little School on Vermijo Music Program
Arts Opportunities in Education: Laura BenAmonts, Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Art Gallery and Abby Kreuser, Kreuser Gallery for the PPCC Awards Show
Arts Advocate: Betsy McClenahan
Arts Opportunities Award: The Manitou Art Center, Michael Howell and Amber Wyatt for Wunderkind, 2015
Arts Advocacy Award: Aikta Marcoulier, Exec Director of Small Business Development Center
Youth Recognition Award: Kim Costello, Academy Art & Frame Co.
Arts Opportunities Award: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association
Youth Recognition Award: Jay Patel and Sourabh Basak
Arts Advocacy Award: Beth Carlson
Arts Leadership Award: Donald T. Robinson
Arts Opportunities Award: Ballet Folklorico de la Raza
Youth Recognition Award: El Cinco de Mayo, Inc
Arts and Culture Advocate Award: Senga Nengudi
Arts Leadership Award: Victor and Barbara Tise
Arts Opportunities Award: Concrete Couch/Steve Wood
Youth Recognition Award: Colorado Springs City Council
Arts Advocacy Award: The Warehouse Restaurant/Lawrence “Chip” Johnson
Arts Opportunities: Bemis School of Art
Youth Recognition: Ila Conoley
Arts Advocacy: John and Cindy Hooton
Arts Leadership: Linda Weiss
Youth Recognition: Posy Knight
Support of the Arts: Aventa Credit Union
Arts Opportunities: Club of Arts
Youth Recognition: The Laramie Project/Wasson High School
Arts Leadership: Marcia Hendricks
It's About Time: David Ball
In the Trenches: Greg Jamieson
Above and Beyond: Mary-K Burnett
Force for the Arts: Peggy Shivers, Shivers Fund
Force for the Arts: Susan Edmondson