FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/18/2017
FRULLO HONORS TEXAS STATE ARTISTS ON HOUSE FLOOR
AUSTIN, Texas – The 2017 and 2018 appointees were formally announced through House and Senate Resolutions at the Capitol today. The 2017 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Jenny Browne of San Antonio, Texas State Musician George Strait of San Antonio, Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist Kermit Oliver of Waco, and Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist Beverly Penn of Austin. The 2018 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Carol Coffee Reposa of San Antonio, Texas State Musician Marcia Ball of Austin, Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist Sedrick Huckaby of Benbrook, and Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist Beili Liu of Austin.
“The great talents of the 2017-2018 State Artists, along with all of those who were nominated, help contribute to a distinctive cultural identity that makes Texas a great place to live, work and visit,” said State Representative John Frullo, Chairman of the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, & Tourism. “It is important that we celebrate the distinguished career achievements of these artists which have enhanced the lives of so many.”
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