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ArtServe Michigan Taps Tanner Friedman for Marketing Committee, Public Relations

Sept 24, 2008

NOVI, Mich. - A marketing committee of top area professionals has been selected by ArtServe Michigan to promote its 23rd Annual Governor's Awards for Arts & Culture (The Guvvys), to be held November 13, 2008 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The announcement was made by Jennifer Goulet, president of ArtServe Michigan, a statewide nonprofit organization focused on the arts and culture of Michigan.

The event committee is comprised of:

  • Nettie Boivin of braingain
  • Deidre Bounds of Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing
  • Rich Harshbarger of Detroit Media Partnership
  • Ellen Hill Zeringue of the Detroit Tigers
  • Tim Smith of Skidmore, Inc.
  • Don Tanner of Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications

The 2008 Guvvys is a two-day celebration that includes a November 13th awards gala - Michigan's largest and longest running awards event - recognizing leaders in arts and culture. A November 14th Student Event will provide middle and high school students the opportunity to explore creative career options through a talk-back session with the International Award recipients and hands-on workshops.

In total, 22 artists, arts and cultural organizations, arts educators and civic and business leaders from across the state of Michigan will be named as Guvvy honorees for their dedication to arts and culture, within 10 different categories, including: International Achievement Award; Arts Advocate; Civic Leader; Non Profit Arts and Cultural Leader; Arts and Cultural Organization (over and under $1 million); Exemplary Business; Michigan Artist Lifetime Achievement; Michigan Innovative Artist; Arts Education Organization; and Arts Educator.

"Michigan is a state with incredibly gifted individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of arts and culture within their communities and the state," said Jennifer Goulet, President of ArtServe Michigan. "Through The Guvvys, we can reward their exceptional artistic talent, creativity and innovation."

About ArtServe Michigan

ArtServe Michigan is a statewide nonprofit organization that seeks to cultivate the creative potential of Michigan's arts and cultural sector to enhance the public health and well-being of Michigan, its people and communities. Located at the Riley Broadcast Center in Wixom, ArtServe advocates for arts, culture and creativity throughout the state, encourages quality arts education in schools and communities and provides support services for artists, arts educators and arts and cultural organizations. For more information, visit www.artservemichigan.org or contact ArtServe Michigan at 248-912-0760. 


About Tanner Friedman

Tanner Friedman is a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. Visit tannerfriedman.com.

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