The Hannibal Arts Council recently recognized several community members with 2023 Paragon Art Awards. Award winners were presented original, one-of-a-kind award pieces by HAC board member and craftsman Roger McGregor.
Frank and Donna Salter were awarded The Ultimate Paragon, the highest award presented. The Salters have been a mainstay at a much-loved and highly-anticipated annual project – Box Town at the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure, held each year in August. The Salters have been there since the beginning and spearheaded the project, which started out as a special project of the Friends of Historic Hannibal. When that group disbanded, they continued to pull their friends together to make sure Box Town continued. In addition to this special contribution each year, the Salters are frequent program participants and consistent membership supporters of the Hannibal Arts Council
Other 2023 Paragon Art Awards winners included: Leadership in the Arts (Art Project/Art Program) award recognized Shelley Campbell for her hard work and dedication to ORiGINALE, the Hannibal Art Club’s annual exhibit and competition, now in its 59th year; Leadership in the Arts (Individual) award recognized Trevor McDonald for his dedication to covering arts events when he was a staff writer for the Hannibal Courier-Post; Leadership in the Arts (Business) award recognized Chad and Jill Otten, owners of Finn’s Food & Spirits, for their steadfast support of the arts, downtown development, festivals/special events and adding live music to the Downtown vibe.
For more information regarding the Hannibal Arts Council and to get involved in the organization contact the office at (573) 221-6545 or go to their website hannibalarts.com.