ahha recognizes Tulsans with Harwelden Awards
In March, ahha Tulsa honored individuals and organizations that have been exemplary advocates of the arts and humanities.
Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet artistic director, accepts the Katie Westby Lifetime Achievement Award.
In March, ahha Tulsa honored individuals and organizations that have been exemplary advocates of the arts and humanities in the Tulsa community with the Harwelden Awards.
Members of the Tulsa community submitted nominations for the 2019 honorees. A panel including past ahha board presidents made final selections. This year’s honorees are:
Katie Westby Lifetime Achievement Award: Marcello Angelini, Tulsa Ballet artistic director
Bart Betow Memorial Music Education Award: Rhonda Wyble, Kendall Whittier Elemenatary School music teacher
Liddy K. Doenges Individual Award: M. Teresa Valero, applied professor of art, graphic design at the University of Tulsa
Benedict I. Lubell Corporate Award: McGraw Realtors
John L. Everitt Nonprofit Award: Chamber Music Tulsa
Five Tulsa-area high-school students were recognized with Mayfest Young Artist Awards. Winners receive cash awards courtesy of Tulsa International Mayfest to further their artistic goals and pursuits.
Ahha’s mission is to cultivate a more creative Tulsa through advocacy, education, and innovative partnerships, which contribute to the quality of life and economic vitality of the greater community. For more information, visit ahhatulsa.org.