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First Lady Yumi Hogan Presents Governor’s Citation During MSAC’s 50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

First Lady Yumi Hogan

First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts; Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, TFA; Shelley Morhaim, Chair, MSAC; Julie Madden, former Interim Executive Director, MSAC; and Ken Skrzesz, newly named Executive Director, MSAC, for MSAC’s 50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on September 28. First Lady Hogan gave remarks and presented a Governor’s Citation to MSAC; Chairman Chu spoke, lauding MSAC’s stellar track record of arts promotion throughout the state.

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of a special anniversary-year program that will offer $5,000 matching grants for community-based public art projects that are facilitated by county arts councils to every county in Maryland and Baltimore City. The investment of $120,000 will encourage arts activity and placemaking projects throughout the state and will be a lasting commemoration of MSAC’s milestone.

Pictured: (Left to right) Ken Skrzesz, newly named Executive Director, MSAC; First Lady Yumi Hogan; and Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts.