13_12_01_Holley_Brian Holley, Class XIII, is one of six leaders in the local arts community to be named one of the Stars in the Arts for 2012 by the United Arts Council of Collier County.

The UAC initiated the award seven years ago to recognize individuals and organizations for leadership in the arts. “These are considered almost as People’s Choice’ awards,” says Elaine Hamilton, UAC executive director.

The public nominates worthy candidates from the arts and cultural community. Nominees are evaluated by their peers.  Awards will be presented at a luncheon Friday, February 10, at the Naples Grande Resort.  GNL members Barbara Sigel, Class XIII, and Jane Berger, Class XI, are co-chairing the event.  For tickets or more information, visit www.collierArts.com.