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Don Campbell at Standing Bear sculpture unveiling

The 10-foot Chief Standing Bear Memorial sculpture, sponsored by Arts Benefactor Award winner Donald Campbell (smiling at left during the Oct. 15 sculpture unveiling ceremony), is one of many improvements made to Centennial Mall, for which the Nebraska Capitol Environs Commission is being recognized. Both Campbell and the Commission will be honored as part of the 40th Mayor’s Arts Awards on May 1. See related Chief Standing Bear maquettes story on page 20.

Make plans now to attend the 40th Mayor’s Arts Awards produced by the Lincoln Arts Council at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. See more details at

Artistic Achievement – Literary

L. Kent Wolgamott

Artistic Achievement – Performing

Jackie Allen

Artistic Achievement – Visual

Shelley Thornton

Artistic Achievement – Youth

Mackenzie Davenport

Artscene Backstage Award

Eileen Brewster

Benefactor of the Arts

Donald Campbell

Gladys Lux Education Award

JF International Music Academy, Dr. Feifei Jiang

Heart of the Arts Award

Peggy Gomez

Lincoln Community Foundation Arts for Kids Award

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Legacy of the Arts Award

Julia Noyes

Outstanding Arts Event - 2017

Nebraska by Heart public art project benefiting Lead Up and Sadie Dog Fund

Outstanding Arts Organization

The Burkholder Project by Anne Burkholder

Mayor’s Choice Award

Francisco Souto

Enersen Urban Design Award

Nebraska Capitol Environs Commission for Centennial Mall improvements


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