Frank and Susan Dickerson received the “Arts Council Award” for a person who has exhibited a strong commitment of volunteer service. Both are supporters of the arts community, and, before retiring, Frank Dickerson was executive director of Piedmont Opera. Phyllis Dunning, a retired teacher and active arts patron, won the Arts Educator Excellence Award. It recognizes an educator who has enriched the education of our community’s youth and inspired the next generation of artists, patrons and creative individuals. Read more.