DOWNTOWN (WCSC) - The Piccolo Spoleto Festival honored eight arts leaders for their contributions to the Charleston arts community at this years event. The eight individuals have helped Piccolo Spoleto produce artistic programs over the festivals 33 year run, beginning in 1979.
Robert Ivey and Emily Remington both recieved the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Cornerstone Award. Ivey, who is the founder of Robert Ivey Ballet, was one of the original coordinators of the festival. On top of heading up the Piccolo Spoleto Dance Festival at the Gibbes Museum in its inaugural year, he has also coordinated the Dance at Noon Series and elements of the Children's Festival and outreach programs. Remington served as the Choral Director for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Choir for many years during its performances at the Festival, and no coordinates the Remington Conert Series at Franke at Seaside.
Winners of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award are: