Benjamin Brown, Chair of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, gives welcoming remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Benjamin Brown, Chair of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, gives welcoming remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards

Highlights from the ceremony.

The 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards ceremony in Juneau, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.


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Andrea Noble, Executive Director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, introduces arts award winner at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Andrea Noble, Executive Director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, introduces arts award winner at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shannon Haugland, of Sitka, gives a thank you speech after winning the Arts Advocacy Award at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shannon Haugland, of Sitka, gives a thank you speech after winning the Arts Advocacy Award at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jack Hudson, left, and his son, John Hudson III, of Metlakatla, give their thank you speech after winning the Alaska Native Arts Award at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jack Hudson, left, and his son, John Hudson III, of Metlakatla, give their thank you speech after winning the Alaska Native Arts Award at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jack Hudson, center, and his son, John Hudson III, of Metlakatla, receive their Alaska Native Arts Award from Kelly Tshibaka, Commissioner of the Department of Administration, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jack Hudson, center, and his son, John Hudson III, of Metlakatla, receive their Alaska Native Arts Award from Kelly Tshibaka, Commissioner of the Department of Administration, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nita Yurrliq Rearden, of Homer, receives her Arts Education Award with her granddaughter, Paula, 7, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nita Yurrliq Rearden, of Homer, receives her Arts Education Award with her granddaughter, Paula, 7, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jon Van Zyle, of Eagle River, receives his Individual Artist Award from Kelly Tshibaka, Commissioner of the Department of Administration, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jon Van Zyle, of Eagle River, receives his Individual Artist Award from Kelly Tshibaka, Commissioner of the Department of Administration, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Linnea Hollingsworth accepts the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award for her grandmother, Dot Bardarson, of Seward, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Linnea Hollingsworth accepts the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award for her grandmother, Dot Bardarson, of Seward, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marian Call, accompanied by Laura Zahasky, sings at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marian Call, accompanied by Laura Zahasky, sings at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the Chugach Regional Resources Commission, of Anchorage, receive their Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for Education from Kelly Tshibaka, Commissioner of the Department of Administration, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the Chugach Regional Resources Commission, of Anchorage, receive their Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for Education from Kelly Tshibaka, Commissioner of the Department of Administration, at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Laureli Ivanoff, of Unalakleet, receives her Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for Leadership at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Laureli Ivanoff, of Unalakleet, receives her Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for Leadership at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Laureli Ivanoff, of Unalakleet, receives her Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for Leadership at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Laureli Ivanoff, of Unalakleet, receives her Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for Leadership at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bede Trantina, of Anchorage, receives her Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for community at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bede Trantina, of Anchorage, receives her Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award for community at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Maida Buckley, of Fairbanks, receives her Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award for Leadership at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Maida Buckley, of Fairbanks, receives her Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award for Leadership at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marian Call, left, Laura Zahasky, Arias “AJ” Hoyle, Jocelyn Miles and Chris Talley perform at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marian Call, left, Laura Zahasky, Arias “AJ” Hoyle, Jocelyn Miles and Chris Talley perform at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate, makes closing remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate, makes closing remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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