Parkland Art Gallery received a 2012 ACE Award from the Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council (40 North).
The organization held its eighth annual ACE Awards ceremony at the Canopy Club in Urbana on Tuesday. According to the 40 North website, 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.
Parkland College's teaching art gallery won in the Advocacy for the Arts category, given to those who support and promote the arts effectively and consistently, forge creative partnerships, or stimulate collaborations that result in broader awareness, accessibility, and participation in the arts, culture, and entertainment of the county.
Other ACE categories include Artist, Volunteer, Business, Teacher, Student and Lifetime. Winners were chosen by an independent panel of five community-based judges representing a broad cross-section of Champaign County. For more information on the ACE Award winners, visit http://www.40north.org/ace_awards/index.html