One of 17 across state to be recognized.

The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the names of 17 individuals and two organizations that will be honored for their contributions to Oklahoma’s arts and cultural industry during the 38th annual Governor’s Arts Awards.

Pleasant Grove Superintendent Tyler Bridges is one of only 17 individuals selected from throughout the state to receive a 2013 Governor's Arts Award.

Gov. Mary Fallin will present the awards during a special ceremony at the Oklahoma state Capitol on Wednesday, November 13. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the fourth floor rotunda. A reception on the Capitol's first floor will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Executive Director Amber Sharples said the Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to honor a diverse group of individuals and organizations representing communities throughout the state.

“From longtime volunteers who wear multiple hats in order to make the arts possible in their communities to a foundation that has helped transform an entire urban center, this year’s honorees exemplify the many facets of a strong Oklahoma arts industry.”

Governor’s Arts Awards recipients are selected from submitted nominations by members of the Governor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee.

This year’s honorees include:

The Governor's Award recognizes longtime leadership and significant contributions to the arts.