Tuesday, September 17 | Submitted by Alexander Saner | Downtown Central
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) presented the 2013 Ozzie Awards at the 4th Annual Flights of Fancy gala on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.
The 2013 Ozzie Award recipients are as follows:
Each year, SRAC presents the Ozzie Awards to those who have embodied the pioneering, creative spirit in the Springfield and Southwest Missouri arts scene at the most celebrated collaborative arts gala of the year, Flights of Fancy.
Located at the beautifully designed Springfield-Branson National Airport, Flights of Fancy welcomed hundreds of business and community leaders, arts patrons, and artists to celebrate with appetizers created by Aviary on the Fly, drinks from Mother’s Brewing Company and University Plaza, and dinner by The Traveling Chef.
Highlights of the evening include performances by the Springfield Ballet, the SRO Lyric Theatre, Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and A Class Act Productions. The gala also hosted the launch of the American Watercolor Show as a new, three-month exhibit at the Airport’s Sky Gallery.
The 4th Annual Flights of Fancy is made possible due to the generous support of the Springfield-Branson National Airport, University Plaza, Springfield Business Journal, Positronic Industries, Neale and Newman, Robert Swaney Consulting, Inc., Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Dake|Wells Architecture, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Connect2Culture, Southern Materials Company, Jared Enterprises, Mother’s Brewing Company, and Aviary Café and Creperie.
For more information about Flights of Fancy and the Ozzie Awards, visit www.SpringfieldArts.org/
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations and artists within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays, shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre and instrument storage.