"As the creator of the Governor's Arts Award, I am honored to help my state celebrate the individuals and organizations from across Indiana," Johnson said. "Each recipient of this award has contributed to the arts in our communities to make Indiana a great place to call home."
Johnson was selected from a field of seven glass artists from around the state invited to submit proposals to create the awards.
"The tradition of the Governor's Arts Awards includes the commissioning of a new work by an Indiana artist," said Lewis C. Ricci, IAC executive director. "Ben's work is most impressive and we are confident the 2011 recipients will be proud to display his creation."
The 2011 awards will be presented this fall during a special awards program on the campus of Indiana University South Bend.Congratulations Ben!