Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of '05

The Austin Critics Table has named the fourth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. As with the previous honorees, these six Austinites have made significant contributions to the community over many years, some as artists, some as educators, some as patrons, some as administrators, some as a combination of these, but all as friends of and advocates for the arts. The 2005 class of inductees includes:

Kerry Awn, comedian, artist, musician (Uranium Savages, Esther's Follies, Funniest Person in Austin, Armadillo World Headquarters, 23rd Street Renaissance Market mural, et al.)

John Bustin, critic, arts leader (The Daily Texan, Austin American-Statesman, Austin Citizen, KLBJ, Round Rock Leader, Third Coast Magazine, West Austin News, et al.)

Sam Coronado, artist, teacher, organization co-founder (Coronado Studio, the Serie Project, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin Community College, et al.)

Yacov Sharir, teacher, choreographer, company founder (American Deaf Dance Company, Sharir Dance Company/Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks, UT-Austin)

Jane Sibley, philanthropist, arts leader (Austin Symphony Orchestra, Arts Center Stage/Long Center)

Rose Taylor, singer, teacher (UT-Austin, Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin)

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