Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Statesman and Chronicle Arts Writers Announce Their Favorites in the Critics' Table 2012-2012 Awards

from the Statesman's Austin360.com Seeing Things blog, June 4

2011-2012 Austin Critics’ Table Awards: The winners

By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin | Monday, June 4, 2012, 08:00 PM

Austin actors Liz Beckham, Jude Hickey, Eugene Lee, Nikki Zook and Sam Mercer won Austin Critics’ Table Awards for Outstanding Acting in Leading Role.

The awards — presented by an informal group arts critics from the American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle — were presented Monday night at a ceremony at Cap City Comedy Club.

Daniel Ching, first violinist with the Miró Quartet, won for Oustanding Instrumentalist for his performance of “Credo” by the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.

Conspirare won Outstanding Choral Performance for its concert “Samuel Barber: American Romantic” and Conspirare singer David Farwig won for Outstanding Singer.

The award for Outstanding Original Composition was tie with Steven Snowden winning for his chamber piece “For So Long It’s Not True” and Ian Dicke winning for “Musa.”
Among the visual artist netting kudos, Laurie Frick and Miguel Aragon both won the outstanding artist of the year award. Colby Bird received the Outstanding Solo Gallery Exhibition for his show at Lora Reynolds Gallery.

[AustinLiveTheatre note:  ALT expects to list its own 'Applause' recognition for artists in live narrative theatre for the period 5/2011-7/2012 around August 1]

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