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Manteca honoring artists during reception Sunday at senior center
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The Manteca Mayor’s Committee on the Arts will honor local artists at their annual awards event on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295

The following people have been nominated for various awards:

• Artist of the year: Dan Voller and Rick Hammarstrom

• Special recognition award: Jeannette Farley

• Arts recognition award: Jean Ramey and Nancy Myatt

• Student art recognition awards: Eric Christensen, Kristen Kunkle, Dristal Valencia and Brandon Valite

• Gang prevention poster contest awards: This contest is still ongoing. These winners will be announced at the award ceremony.
The public is encouraged to attend the Mayor’s Committee on the Arts Award Ceremony. Refreshments will be served to those who are viewing the various tables prepared by the local artists groups.

There will be a special “Green Ware” table showing how art can be produced from items that have been thrown away. See the wonderful art that Jan Bradley has created from an empty Coca Cola can and other discarded items.

For more information phone (209) 639-5186 or (209) 456-8634 or e-mail