Houston artist and MacArthur “genius” grant winner Rick Lowe, playwright Robert Schenkkan, musician T. Bone Burnett and architect Charles Renfro are among those who will receive a 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Awards from the Texas Cultural Trust.Music: T Bone Burnett, Fort WorthFilm: Jamie Foxx, TerrellDance: Kilgore Rangerettes, Kilgore,Visual Arts: Rick Lowe, HoustonLiterary Arts: Lawrence Wright, AustinTheatre: Robert Schenkkan, AustinArchitecture: Charles Renfro, HoustonTelevision: Dan Rather, Wharton; Chandra Wilson, HoustonLifetime Achievement Award: The Gatlin Brothers, SeminoleCorporate Arts Patron: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, PlanoIndividual Arts Patron: Margaret McDermott, DallasMulti-Media: Emilio Nicolas, San Antonio,Arts Education: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, DallasStanding Ovation Award: Ruth Altshuler, Dallas
Awarded biennially, the awards recognized lifetime achievement. Some 83 people have been honored with a Texas Medal of the Arts including Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Tommy Lee Jones, Eva Longoria, Betty Buckley, Debbie Allen and Robert Rodriguez.
The 2015 awards ceremony will take place Feb. 25 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Texas Cultural Trust is a nonprofit organization that supports the programs of the Texas Commission on the Arts and other state agencies.