Hannibal Arts Council recognizes community arts leadership with Paragon Art Awards

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Pictured are, front row from left, Kira Parker and Kathy Wear representing Dutch Country General Store, Hannibal; Katy Ayers-Welch and Dena Ellis representing the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council; and HAC executive director Michael Gaines. Back row, HAC president Ruth Garner; Roger McGregor; and Stephen Schisler. Not pictured is Sue Dorsey. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council recently recognized several community members with 2022 Paragon Art Awards. Award winners were presented original award pieces by Hannibal artist Kim Caisse.  

Roger McGregor was awarded the Ultimate Paragon, the highest award presented.  He was recognized for his commitment to the Hannibal Arts Council, longtime involvement as a member of the board of directors and for the countless hours he has spent volunteering, participating in both general and gallery programming and his dedication to the Hannibal Arts council, its programs and its missions.  

Other 2022 Paragon Art Awards winners were:

  • Leadership in the Arts (Art Project/Art Program) award to Stephen Schisler for the creation of two murals — “Together,” completed in partnership with the Juneteenth Coalition during Hannibal’s 25th anniversary Juneteenth celebration, and “Native Spirits,” created in partnership with the Rotary Club of Hannibal.
  • Leadership in the Arts (Art Project/Art Program) award to the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council and its partners in the Mark Twain quote/art banner project in downtown Hannibal.
  • Leadership in the Arts (Individual) award to Sue Dorsey for her dedication to HAC youth programming and committee involvement.
  • Leadership in the Arts (Business) award to Dutch Country General Store’s Hannibal staff for their involvement in the Hannibal community, their team and their support of the Hannibal Arts Council through membership, partnership, sponsorship and direct participation.

For more information regarding the Hannibal Arts Council and to get involved in the organization, contact the office at (573) 221-6545 or visit hannibalarts.com

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