Renowned painter, printmaker, and award-nominated flute player Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek/Euchee) will be honored with the Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award at the 40th Silver & Turquoise Ball, presented by Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise. The sold-out fundraising event will take place on October 20, 2023, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, with the theme “Celebrating Our Voices.”
The Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award was established in 2013 to recognize an individual or organization for their service, commitment, and dedication to the greater good of the American Indian community. It is named for Leon Grant, Phoenix Indian Center’s first executive director and one of its founding members.
“Through his multidisciplinary artistic endeavors, Randy has exemplified the concept of Celebrating Our Voices,” said Jolyana Begay-Kroupa, CEO of Phoenix Indian Center. “His artwork has been exhibited around the world; he has produced, lent his voice to, and directed significant events benefitting our Native youth; and has recorded award-nominated music. I can’t think of a more worthy recipient of this award.”