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PHOTO ESSAY: continuing the spirit of our first Luminary Awards event

Emcee Lucky Yates getting the audience energized for the evening's celebrations.

Photos by Haylee Anne. 

The energy was kinetic at Terminal West on Sunday, January 22. There, over 300 artists, philanthropists, journalists and engaged citizens from Atlanta’s arts community gathered for ArtsATL’s inaugural Luminary Awards, our celebration of the incredible work happening in Atlanta’s arts community throughout the previous year.

The evening’s celebrations began with a solo performance from Argentinian soprano Catalina Cuervo, who will be taking the stage as the title character in Atlanta Opera’s spring production of Maria de Buenos Aires. Initially weaving her way through the audience as she sang, Cuervo ended her performance on stage. She was immediately followed by T. Lang Dance, who offered the audience a preview of their forthcoming production POST, which will debut this spring. Later first chair violinist David Coucheron of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra took the stage with a powerful solo performance that drew the evening to a close.

Below you’ll find photographer Haylee Anne’s highlights from the evening’s celebrations. Over the course of the next few weeks, ArtsATL will be releasing a series of short documentaries and in-depth profiles of each recipient, highlighting their contributions to Atlanta’s arts community and commemorating their hard work.

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Executive Director Susannah Darrow and Board Chair Emeritus Mary Frances Callis greeting guests at the onset of the evenings celebrations.
Executive Director Susannah Darrow and Board Chair Emeritus Mary Frances Callis greeting guests at the onset of the evening’s celebrations.
Atlanta Opera's Catalina Cuervo performed a highlight from the company's upcoming production of "Maria de Buenos Aires."
Atlanta Opera’s Catalina Cuervo performed a highlight from the company’s upcoming production of Maria de Buenos Aires.
T Lang Dance performing a portion of their upcoming production, "POST."
T. Lang Dance performing a portion of their upcoming production, POST.
Ken Bernhardt, who was honored alongside his wife Kathy, with the Amaranth Award for Philanthropy.
Ken Bernhardt, who was honored alongside his wife Kathy, with the Amaranth Award for Philanthropy.
Executive Editor Laura Relyea introducing this year's recipients of the Catalyst Award, the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
Executive Editor Laura Relyea introducing this year’s recipients of the Catalyst Award, the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
Lucky Yates greeting the Zuckerman Museum of Art Team onstage to receive their award.
Lucky Yates greeting the Zuckerman Museum of Art Team onstage to receive their award.
Managing Editor Scott Freeman introducing the recipient of the Beacon Award for Community Engagement to former artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet, John McFall.
Managing Editor Scott Freeman introducing the recipient of the Beacon Award for Community Engagement to former artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet, John McFall.
John McFall delivering his thank yous to the audience.
John McFall delivering his thank yous to the audience.
First chair violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra David Coucheron brought the ceremony to a close.
First chair violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra David Coucheron brought the ceremony to a close.
Recipients of the inaugural Kindle Award for innovative practice, Lucky Penny.
Recipients of the inaugural Kindle Award for innovative practice, Lucky Penny.

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