December starting off with the big cold front coming through. Seems a lot of congratulations are in store. The Block Gallery, City of Raleigh arts council, gave out awards today for a show which represents anyone working for city. Lillian Jones got first place for her bracelet which was also featured on the cover of Art Jewelry Magazine. Leslie Pruneau got a honorable mention for her painting and Eliza Kiser, Pullen Art Center director received Best in Show. Keith Norval sold his first painting from his NYC Brooklyn Gallery. Melissa Manley was also featured on the cover of a national jewelry magazine. Its so nice to get recognition.