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Starving Artist's Paula Morrell wins Governor's Award


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Paula Morrell, the owner of Starving Artist Cafe, whose weekly radio show "Tales from the South" features Arkansas storytellers and writers, has won the Folklife Award, part of the 2013 Governor's Arts Awards, and Rep director Robert Hupp won the Individual Artist Award.

Sponsor Arkansas Arts Council announced the awards, for outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas, last week. Other winners: Billie Seamans of McGehee, Lifetime Achievement Award; Bob Ford and Amy Herzberg of Fayetteville, Arts Community Development Award; Paul Leopoulos of the Thea Foundation, Arts in Education Award; Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates and Woodyard, Corporate Sponsorship Award; Lee and Dale Ronnel, Patron Award; and Farrell Ford of Arkadelpha, Judges Special Recognition Award.

Selection committee members included Janice Taylor, board member, Arkansas Arts Council; Michael Tidwell, board member, Arkansas Arts Council; Charley Sandage, songwriter; Barbara Satterfield, artist/arts consultant; and Dick Trammel, community leader and executive vice president and board secretary of Arvest Bank, Rogers.

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