Art Accolades: Poetry theme perfect backdrop for 6th annual Goyette Arts Awards

Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Nashua artist Michaila Sheehan works on the painting she created during Sunday's Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon. It was later auctioned off.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Betsy Houde, right, is all smiles as City Arts Nashua president Lisa Bisonnette presents her the award she and Michael Rose received for "The Art of Hope," the new program they created at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Behind them is Mayor Jim Donchess
Courtesy photo by ALLEGRA BOVERMAN The late Brian McCarthy, a 25-year Nashua alderman and longtime supporter of City Arts Nashua and its work in the community, received the Arts Hero award posthumously at Sunday's Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon. His wife, Gloria, and son, John, accepted the award on his behalf.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Members of a dance troupe from Y Dance in Motion perform for attendees at Sunday's sixth annual Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Members of a dance troupe from Y Dance in Motion perform for attendees at Sunday's sixth annual Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Gloria McCarthy and her son, John, right, hold the arts hero award presented posthumously to their husband and father, Brian McCarthy, at Sunday's Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon. Mayor Jim Donchess is at left.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Meghan Durden, left, a K-5 school district arts coordinator who was presented the individual arts award at Sunday's Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon, stands with City Arts Nashua president Lisa Bissonnette.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Meri Goyette, the longtime Nashuan for whom the annual Arts Awards Luncheon is named, chats with Great American Downtown executive director Paul Shea during Sunday's sixth annual luncheon.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Stella Blu owners Greg Stevens, left, and Jim Lespasio are joined by City Arts Nashua president Lisa Bissonnette, who presented them the small business award at Sunday's Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Betsy Houde, center, is all smiles as Mayor Jim Donchess presents her the award she and Michael Rose received for "The Art of Hope," the new program they created at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. City Arts Nashua president Lisa Bisonnette is at right.
Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Nashua artist Michaila Sheehan works on the painting she created during Sunday's Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon. It was later auctioned off.

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