Adjunct Music Professor Recipient of Mayor’s Arts Award
From the Juneau Empire
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the selection of the recipients for the Fifth Annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts, to be presented at the Wearable Arts Extravaganza on Feb. 12 at Centennial Hall. Recipients include Dan Hopson, Nancy Lehnhart and Mimi Walker Medenica, Alaskan Brewing Co., Lucid Reverie Creative Design, Guy "Buddy" Tabor, Bruce Simonson and Big Carillo.
Musician, classical guitarist and music teacher Hopson has been an integral part of the music community in Juneau since 1970. He teaches guitar at the University of Alaska Southeast and performs regularly at the Gold Room in the Baranof Hotel. He served on the JAHC Board of Trustess for six years and continues as a weekly volunteer. He just released his first CD, "Solo Classical Guitar."