Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Governor presents art awards

The 16th annual Sverdlovsk region Governor's Awards ceremony for literature and art was held on Wednesday to honor those who have achieved renown in the Ural arts community.

The awards were presented on Wednesday evening at the governor's residence to 10 experts in their fields, including a conductor, a museum director, two film directors, a poet, a violinist and other creators of modern Ural art, OblGazeta.ru reports.

The Governor's residence was packed with notable attendees from the Urals arts community, including Golyshev Nicholas, Herman Drobiz, Shaukat Amirov, Sergei Tsivilev, Love Ladeyschikova and winners of the Governor's award from previous years. Also in attendance were the members of the awards committee whose task was to identify potential awardees and to select this years awards winners.

The Governor's Award for literature and the arts began in 1996 when Governor Rossel, in a move to show support for regional culture, recognized novelist Nikolai Nikonov. Since then, the idea caught on, increasing in size and scope. Today, the award encompasses a broad interpretation of the arts and recognizes many who have achieved distinction in their field, according to OblGazeta.ru.