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Arts advocate Lois Reitzes among winners of Creativity & Arts awards

Jan. 29, 2015

The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts presents the fifth annual CCA Awards on Friday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Schwarz Center for Performing Arts.

Awards are given to Emory staff, alumni and students, as well as community members who have made significant artistic and administrative contributions to the arts in metro Atlanta.

This year, for the first time, an Arts Advocate Award will be presented. It will recognize Atlanta radio personality Lois Reitzes for her impact on the arts landscape in Atlanta. A prominent fixture at WABE since 1979, Lois is the host of City Lights, Second Cup Concert, ASO Broadcasts and Spivey Soiree.

"This year, for the annual Center for Creativity & Arts Awards, we wanted to recognize someone who uses their position and voice to advocate for the arts in Atlanta,” says Rachael Walters, marketing manager for Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts. “As a member of the CCA Advisory Board and prominent champion of the arts and supporter of Emory, Lois Reitzes was a natural choice, and we look forward to honoring her work this Friday."

Other award recipients are:

  •  Rachel May, Synchronicity Theatre
  •  Richard Garner, Georgia Shakespeare
  •  Richard Prior, Edward Goodwin Scruggs Conducting Chair at Emory
  •  Elizabeth Hornor, Marguerite Colville Ingram Director of Education at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
  •  Park Krausen, Theater du Reve
  •  William Massey, Winship Infusion Center
  •  Joseph Matthews, Emory student
  •  Angelika Pohl, Goethe Institute

The awards spotlight core values of the Center for Creativity & Arts, which include discovery, societal impact, courageous inquiry, innovation, collaboration, human spirit, and the exploration of new frontiers.

Reservations are required. Email creativity@emory.edu to reserve a seat for this event.

For more information, visit the CCA website at www.creativity.emory.edu or call 404-727-1687.