Jose Lagares, shown here holding one of the first photos he shot as part of CEPA Gallery's after-school program, will head to Washington, D.C. with CEPA Education Director Lauren Tent on Friday to accept a national arts award on behalf of the gallery. Photo by Mark Mulville / Buffalo News.
Yesterday, CEPA Gallery announced that it was a 2013 recipient of a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The award, considered the nation's highest honor for after-school arts programs, also went to 11 other organizations across the United States. Here's a list of the other recipients, with links to their websites:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Inc., Provincetown, Mass.
Fabulous Females/Temporary LockDown
Storycatchers Theatre, Chicago
Ifetayo Youth Ensemble
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Brooklyn
Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
OrchKids: Planting Seeds for a Bright Future
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc., Baltimore
Pearl Bailey Youth Program
Newport News Public Library System, Newport News, Va.
Creative Kids, El Paso, Texas
Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Community Partners, Los Angeles