Viola Awards

Andres Adauto “Dapper Dre”

2020-01-19T04:04:06-07:00January 19th, 2020|Impact Ind., Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Community Impact (Individual) Andres “Dapper Dre” Adauto has immersed himself in all things arts and culture in Flagstaff. In everything he does, Dapper Dre does it with a focus on cultivating Flagstaff’s unique creative community. In 2016, Dre began co-managing the Urban Flea Market with Art & Heather Babbott, a unique [...]

The Canaries: A Cautionary Tale

2020-01-19T04:04:06-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music The Canaries build a window into modern folk with the release of their debut album, A Cautionary Tale. Members Olivia Both, Julia Hagen, Emma Zimmer and Sean Golightly intermingle each other’s vocals with a wide variety of instruments to create rich, textured ditties. The album was [...]

Tow’rs: New Nostalgia 

2020-01-19T04:04:07-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music New Nostalgia is the fourth full-length independent release from Flagstaff band Tow’rs, released this fall. It follows their self-titled debut, winner of the Emerging Artist Award in 2015, along with The Great Minimum and Grey Fidelity, Viola Finalists in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Husband and wife [...]

Lunar Legacy

2020-01-24T14:47:13-07:00January 19th, 2020|Impact Org., Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Community Impact (Organization)  The “Lunar Legacy” celebration was a community collaboration led by Discover Flagstaff (The City of Flagstaff’s Convention and Visitors Bureau) and Kevin Schindler, Lowell Observatory’s Historian, exemplifying the same spirit of collaboration that first put American astronauts on the moon. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the [...]

Jody Laura

2020-01-17T10:49:14-07:00January 19th, 2020|Educator, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education Jody Laura has created a music program that introduces kids to music at the youngest of ages! This may seem like a "throw away" age for music education, but Jody is teaching kids in a way that is really making a difference and is showing all [...]

Rodrigo de Toledo for the Myth of the Incomplete Self: A Psycho-Archaeological Codex

2020-01-18T13:25:00-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts Accompanied with a book and a dance performance, Rodrigo de Toledo puts on an exhibit that takes ancient and modern symbols and re-invents them into his own context. The artist started this project in 2005 when his interest in iconography began. Through immersive research, Rodrigo [...]

Dr. Alice Christie

2020-01-20T19:31:32-07:00January 19th, 2020|Educator, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education Dr. Alice Christie has dedicated her life to serving others. Currently in her 54th year as an educator, she taught in the K-12 arena for 20+ years, was a professor of education at Arizona State University for 20+ years and spent 9 [...]

MNA: The Force is with Our People

2020-01-18T13:24:45-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts The Museum of Northern Arizona states in their mission statement that they intend to inspire love towards the natural and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau. The Force Is With Our People promotes the Museum’s mission by engaging in an interesting side of the history [...]

Theatrikids: The Wolves

2020-01-18T13:24:34-07:00January 19th, 2020|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts Theatrikids production of “The Wolves” was presented February 22-24, 2019 at Doris Harper-White Playhouse Sarah DeLappe's "The Wolves" is a 90 minute play that revolves around an adolescent girls' indoor soccer team as they warm up to play soccer on several consecutive Saturdays during the [...]

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