Artists from all over the state gathered in Topeka. The Kansas Arts Commission held a reception Wednesday night to announce the recipients of the 2009 Kansas Arts Fellowships and Awards.
Sixteen awards were given out. The Kansas Emerging Artists Award was given to Justin Lee Marable, Elizabeth Knabe Roe, Ashton Ludden, Cory Hills, and Ashley Czajkowski.
The Kansas Mid-Carreer Fellowships went to Ben Ahlvers, Lisa Grossman, Michelle Heffner Hayes, Jonathan Holden, Nancy Morrow, Julie Pentz, Ann E. Resnick, and Catherine Treischmann.
The Kansas Fellowships went to Janet Kuemmerlein, Katherine Murdock, and Patrick Suzeau.