Maryland Citizens for the Arts to Honor Governor Martin O'Malley and Fred Lazarus IV on Maryland Arts Day, 2/12
Douglas Mann, Board Chair of MCA, recognized Mr. Lazarus' great achievements this way: "Artists and arts organizations across the state have benefited immeasurably from Fred's efforts over the past four decades. His entrepreneurial spirit has helped make the arts a centerpiece of success in Maryland's educational system, economy and quality of life. The breadth and depth of his impact in Maryland is unparalleled and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to honor him this year at Maryland Arts Day."
Now in it's sixth year, the Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year award honors someone whose work has had lasting impact on the state of public funding for the arts at all levels of government. Named for Sue Hess, a founding trustee of MCA, the award exemplifies a commitment to civic engagement on behalf of the arts sector, ensuring strong public support and public policy for the arts.
Both awards will be presented at the annual Maryland Arts Day on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the President's Conference Center in the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis.