Current Honorees 2018-05-31T15:03:30+00:00

Current Honorees

Artist Award

Carlos Frésquez
Carlos Frésquez
Carlos Frésquez has exhibited his work in more than 30 U.S. states and in ten different countries, but perhaps it is his enduring mark on his hometown of Denver – through the creation of his art around the city over the last 40 years – that has made the greatest impact. A dedicated artist and educator, Carlos has spent his career offering a unique perspective on culture in Denver and the Chicano community’s impact on the city’s evolution.

Community Service in the Arts Award

Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld
Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld
Denver natives, Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld, have a long and unwavering history of commitment to support arts and culture in Colorado alongside other causes. What has set them apart and made them role models in our community is their unabating passion and kindness that are the driving forces behind their philanthropy. The Hirschfelds are truly a dynamic duo of Denver.

Arts and Society Award

Susan Jenson
Susan Jenson
Susan Jenson has passionately dedicated her career to engaging the community and transforming lives through her commitment to the arts in the Denver region. For more than 15 years, she has served as the Executive Director for Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, or DAVA, which in 2018 will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Susan believes the arts personalize learning for all young people.