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Carmen Dence

Carmen Dence (Photo by Diane Anderson)

The St. Louis Visionary Awards have released the names of its 2018 winners. They are:

Kathie Winter, major contributor to the arts; Carmen Dence, outstanding teaching artist; Brea McAnally, outstanding arts professional; Susan Barrett, outstanding arts innovator; Jacqueline Thompson, outstanding emerging artist; and Kari Ely, outstanding working artist.  

The awards are given to recognize the achievements of women who work in or support the arts in St. Louis.

"There are so many women in the region doing transformational work in the arts," said Sara Burke, co-chair of the awards program, of the 2019 honorees. "They truly deserve this recognition.”

The celebratory soiree will start at 6 p.m. April 22nd, at the Sun Theater in Grand Center. Rhonda Carter Adams and Sharon Price John are event co-hosts. Tickets are $50.

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