Two Parkland College faculty members recently earned community-wide honors for their leadership and contributions to culture and the arts in the area.
Chris Berti and Steven Hudson, Art and Design faculty in the college’s Fine and Applied Arts department, won 2013 ACE Awards from the Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council (40 North).
The organization will hold its ninth annual ACE Awards ceremony at the Canopy Club in Urbana on Oct. 17. ACE Awards honor individuals, businesses, artists, teachers, arts organizations, volunteers, and government and community leaders whose hard work and creative efforts enrich the culture of Champaign County.
Berti, an associate professor in three-dimensional design, has earned the Teacher ACE Award “for his infectious energy, depth of knowledge, and outstanding ability to impact, encourage, and transform his students while at the same time demonstrating passionate commitment to the arts of this community and his own studio practice,” according to the organization’s website.
Hudson, an instructor in painting, has won the Artist ACE Award “for his powerful and impactful paintings that go beyond the expected and present the audience with issues of humanity that are left open for interpretation.”
The winners were chosen from public nominations by an independent panel of community-based judges representing a broad cross-section of Champaign County. For a full listing of the 2013 ACE Award category winners, visit http://www.40north.org/programs/ace-awards.