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Heart of the Beast's Sandy Spieler wins McKnight art prize

June 20, 2014

Sandy Spieler, artistic director of  In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and founder of the annual May Day Parade has won the McKnight Foundation’s prestigious Distinguished Artist Award for 2014.

The award comes with $50,000, and is given to an artist who has made significant contributions to the quality of Minnesota’s cultural life over the course of their career.

One of the five judges for the award, Walker Art Center Performing Arts Curator Philip Bither, said artists are chosen based on the quality of their work, their commitment to Minnesota, and their impact on the community.

Read the full article at MPR News online.