Nevada City Chamber of Commerce honors local artists |

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce honors local artists

Besides recognizing former mayor Patrick Dyer as recipient of the 2002 Elza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will honor a handful of artists at its upcoming 101st annual Installation and Awards Dinner.

The chamber recognizes contributions to the local arts scene with the annual Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis awards program established 21 years ago, the Stan Halls Award for architectural excellence, the new construction award and the live music award.

Richard Joplin, a regular performer with Off Broadstreet Theatre, will receive the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award. Joplin has been active in regional community theater for 16 years.

Photographer Louise Ivy takes home the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award. Specializing in photographic portraiture, Ivy operates Ivy Photography with her daughter Alicia Berardi.

Paul and Hazel Shewell will be awarded the Stan Halls Architectural Award for their renovation of the historic Austin/Shewell home on Monroe Street. The 1850 home, considered to be the oldest residence in Nevada City, was renovated with help from architect Brent Daggett and interior designer Dodds Design.

The 9th annual Architectural Award for New Construction will be given to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum on Railroad Avenue. The museum, which opened this fall, is a partnership of the City of Nevada City and the Nevada County Historical Society.

Nevada City singer Lorraine Gervais, who has sung professionally for more than 20 years, receives the 2002 Live Music Award. She fronts the R&B-based Lorraine Gervais Band; and sings jazz with various trios and quartets including her Diva’s Diversion. Gervais performs regularly at clubs, community events and benefits.

Call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 for reservations to the Jan. 18 awards dinner at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.

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