Top of the Rock for June 1998


Duane Hutchinson sharing stories with his listeners.
Photo from the David City Banner

This is a belated tribute to storyteller Duane Hutchinson (Lincoln) who was chosen Artist of the Year in the 1998 Governor's Arts Awards. For the past twenty years, Hutchinson has told stories throughout the the region, an activity he took up after serving for eighteen years as chaplain at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Highly praised for his ability to appeal to the storytellers in children, Hutchinson has inspired many to become better listeners and speakers, and to value themselves and their own stories.

Congratulations, Duane!

Each year, the Nebraska Arts Council gives the award to an individual artist exemplary contributions to Nebraska. The ceremony was held in Lincoln's Cornhusker Hotel on January 28, 1998.

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