LACHSA Alumnus Josh Groban Honored for Arts Education Philanthropy in NYC

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 12:22pm

Brian Stokes Mitchell (L) and Josh Groban, courtesy Americans for the ArtsAmericans for the Arts bestowed recognition on several prominent artists and arts patrons in New York City last night, including Los Angeles County High School for the Arts alumus and arts education advocate Josh Groban.

Groban, whose early arts education experiences and performances shaped him to be one of the most popular music artists of the twenty-first century, received the Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award.  As part of Mr. Groban's commitment to raising the profile of arts education, he founded the Find Your Light Foundation in 2011.  Find Your Light helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.  It covers a wide array of possibilities, form providing instruments and funding for arts programs in schools to introducing people to the arts and culture around them through the use of technology.

The National Arts Awards recognize artists and arts leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic achievement.  Their presentation coincides with National Arts & Humanities Month, a program of Americans for the Arts to raise awareness of the wealth of cultural opportunities around us and to celebrate our American artistic heritage.  This year, Americans for the Arts also recognized with awards philanthropist Paul G. Allen, visual artist James Rosenquist, baritone Brian Stokes Mitchell, and arts advocate Lin Arison.