Macon Arts names the 2009 Cultural Award winners

Macon Arts announced Friday the 2009 winners of its Cultural Award, comprised of arts and cultural leaders from around Middle Georgia, a release said.

The winners included: — Maestro Adrian Gnam, for his work with the Macon Symphony Orchestra, Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra and Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music; — Suzanne Jones Harper, for her work with the Hay House, Mercer University and Museum of Arts and Sciences; — Betty Sweet Simmons Ladson, for her work with Cannonball House, Friends of the Library, Historic Macon Foundation and the Museum of Arts and Sciences; — Terrell Sandefur, for his work with the Cox Capitol Theatre, Jazz Association of Macon, Macon Arts, Macon Film & Video Festival and The SoChi Gallery; — and Ray Horne, for his 45 years leading the theater program at Northside High School in Houston County, as well as work with Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Theatre Conference, Macon Little Theatre and Warner Robins Little Theatre.

The winners will be honored at a ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m. at Theatre Macon. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information and to make a reservation, contact Macon Arts at (478) 743-6940.