J-W Staff Reports
A Lawrence arts educator and a Lawrence-based arts advocacy group will receive 1999 Governor's Arts Awards during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. today at the Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central.
Patricia Nemchock, who teaches visual art at Lawrence High School, will receive the arts educator award. The Kansas Grassroots Art Assn., whose mission is to preserve and document art created by artists outside the conventions of fine art and folk art, will receive the arts advocate award.
Other Governor's Arts Awards will go to the Carnegie Arts Center, Leavenworth, arts organization; Charles and Elizabeth Koch, Wichita, arts patrons; and Philip Hershberger, Topeka, individual artist.
In addition, the Kansas Arts Commission will give its Distinguished Arts Award to Dorothy Delay, a native Kansan who is a violin instructor at the Juilliard School in New York City.
The ceremony is open to the public, but those attending are asked to call (316) 634-2787 in advance.