Distinguished Artist Award

January 10th, 2018

Alice Major has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. The awards, the province’s most prestigious recognition for accomplishment in the arts, are presented every second year. Alice’s co-recipients are:

  • Alex Janvier, the nationally recognized artist and activist, a member of what has been called the “Indian Group of Seven,” whose work has been shown at the National Gallery to great acclaim.
  • Composer John Estacio, whose work has been commissioned and performed by orchestras and opera companies across Canada. His opera, Filumena, has even been featured on a postage stamp.

A video about Alice and her work was made for the awards ceremony.

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Recipients: John Estacio, Alex Janvier, Alic Major Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Lois E. Michell Emcee Shelagh Rogers Board Chair Phil Ponting Banff Centre President Janice Price Blessing and Welcome:Elder Sykes Powderface Performers: Laura Brandt and Mel Kirby (Calgary Opera) Poetry Readings: Peter Balkwill and Denise Clark Eya-Hey Nakoda Drum group

CBC broadcaster Sheelagh Rogers hosted the awards ceremony at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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