A business and two individuals have received awards recognizing their contributions to arts and culture in Grand Junction.
Doyle Trading Consultants received the business award. Harold Moss and his late wife, Ruth, received individual awards in the Champion of the Arts awards program conducted by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture.
Steve and Sibylle Doyle of Doyle Trading Consultants were nominated for the award by Marnie and James Werner of High Desert Opera.
“The truth is that without the Doyles, High Desert Opera would not be celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year,” Marnie Werner said of the couple’s contributions of time, money and business expertise.
Steve Doyle said, “Sibylle and I are very fortunate to be in a position to help support organizations who are comprised of people who passionately give so much of themselves and who reveal in their singing voices, their musical instruments and their acting skills the true beauty and happiness of life.”
Camille Silverman, executive director and curator of the Art Center, nominated Harold and Ruth Moss for the support of the center since its inception in 1953 — Harold as a donor and volunteer and Ruth as a founder. The Mosses also support The Art Center Foundation through the Ruth Moss Endowment Fund, which ensures a summer art camp remains financially accessible to all children.
“Harold continually brings in new members and is our living history storyteller. There is no bigger advocate for the Art Center. He has loved art and the Art Center all of his adult life.” Silverman said.
The Doyles and Harold Moss were honored at a City Hall reception and presentation during a Grand Junction City Council meeting. The Doyles and Moss received as their awards original artwork from local artists Susan Stanton and Mary Mansfield.