READERS' PICK: My guy, my guy, talking about my guy: Arts groups are in love with this guy. Luria, longtime patron of the arts in Tucson and all over Arizona, won the Governor's Art Award in the individual category. A chef and co-owner, with his wife, Donna Nordin, of Café Terra Cotta, Luria has done yeoman service for arts groups from UApresents to Tucson Museum of Art to Ballet Arizona. As a member of Arizonans for Cultural Development, he regularly advocates before the legislature on behalf of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, arguing for adequate arts funding. He recently did the same favor for Tucson, explaining once more, with feeling, to the cementhead City Council that the arts are good for the local economy.
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)