|The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Photography by Kaveh Sardari.|
At the 2012 Arts Awards Luncheon, the Arts Council of Fairfax County honored outstanding dedication to the arts by presenting awards in the following categories:
Linda S. Sullivan, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County, said,
This inaugural event brings together our arts community and our arts supporters for the first time to celebrate the outstanding talent and dedication of our county’s cultural community. The arts connect people and create a sense of place. They are an essential building block to a thriving community fueling social as well as economic growth. The Arts Awards Luncheon underscores the Arts Council’s vision for building livable places and strong communities through the arts.
The 2012 Arts Awards were presented to:
Mr. John T. "Til" and Mrs. Anne Hazel receive the Jinx Hazel Arts Citizen of the Year Award at the 2012 Arts Awards Luncheon; (from left to right) Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., Chairman of the Arts Council of Fairfax County board of directors and President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Linda S. Sullivan, President & CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Mr. John T. "Til" and Mrs. Anne Hazel, and The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Photography by Kaveh Sardari.
|John T. "Til" Hazel|
Mr. John T. "Til" and Mrs. Anne Hazel received the Jinx Hazel Arts Citizen of the Year Award. Mr. and Mrs. Hazel have provided longstanding leadership and support of the arts in Fairfax County and have made a significant impact to the cultural life of our community. Mr. Hazel is an attorney and real estate developer in Northern Virginia and has developed several portions of Fairfax County into major commercial areas, including Tysons Corner, one of the country's first “edge cities.” "Til’s leadership in building the infrastructure of the county has benefited the arts in incalculable ways,” Gordon said. “He and Anne have contributed in numerous ways to the cultural evolution of this and other communities. We are very proud to be able to honor them.” Mr. Hazel has been a “chief volunteer officer” for a number of arts organizations over the years, in particular the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and George Mason University, where he helped to shape the growth of the university, including construction of the Center for the Arts and the Patriot Center – two major venues for the arts and culture in Fairfax County. Anne Hazel has played a leadership role in many of the area’s arts and humanities organizations such as Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Corcoran Museum of Art (1998-2007) and is presently a Trustee Emeritus.
|Nancy Perry and Karen DuVal, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA)
The Arts Education Award has been generously sponsored by the Carnival Cruise Lines Foundation.
|Anne Delany, Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR)|
The Arts Impact Award has been generously sponsored by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation.
|Conrad Mehan, EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)|
The Arts Philanthropy Award has been generously sponsored by the Reston Community Center.