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Artist Trust Awards Party at EMP

Last Thursday night, local artists and donors to the arts community gathered at EMP as local non-profit, Artist Trust celebrated not only all of the artists who received awards from them in 2012, but 25 years of providing those awards and access to training and professional development resources for artists. Artist Trust was responsible for awarding upwards of $280,000 in 2012 alone, to 102 different artsts. On hand to help celebrate were musicians, poets, and filmmakers, all of whom were 2012 award recipients.

The Samantha Boshnack Quartet kicks off the evening. Boshnack (left) is a 2012 fellowship recipient.

Poet Sam Green wrote a poem for the party – an ode to Washington arts, touching on nearly all Washington cities from A-Z

2012 GAP (Grants for Artist Projects) Award recipient, Jesse Higman enjoys the show. He received funding to assist in building new features in his studio.

EMP CEO Tina Orr-Cahall (left) and Artist Trust CEO Margit Rankin introduce the evening’s entertainment.

Paul Rucker, another 2012 GAP recipient turns his cello in to an orchestra with improvised beats and live sampling.

Jovino Santos Neto rounds out the evening with some time on the piano.