2008 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Award Ceremony

Award ceremony on Capitol Hill on September 17, 2008

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Idaho Congressmen William Sali (far left) and Mike Simpson (far right) congratulate Dale Harwood and Horace P. Axtell. Photo by Tom Pich.

Idaho Congressmen William Sali (far left) and Mike Simpson (far right) congratulate Dale Harwood and Horace P. Axtell. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia presents Sue Yeon Park with her award. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia presents Sue Yeon Park with her award. Photo by Tom Pich.

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From left to right (back row) NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey, NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, Dale Harwood, Dr. Michael White, Jelon Vieira, and Walter Murray Chiesa. (Front row) Jeronimo E. Lozano, Horace P. Axtell, Sue Yeon Park, Moges

From left to right (back row) NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey, NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, Dale Harwood, Dr. Michael White, Jelon Vieira, and Walter Murray Chiesa. (Front row) Jeronimo E. Lozano, Horace P. Axtell, Sue Yeon Park, Moges Seyoum, Bettye Kimbrell, and Lois Powless and Carol Cornelius, members of the Oneida Hymn Singers of Wisconsin. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Congressman Spencer Bachus present the award to Bettye Kimbrell. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Congressman Spencer Bachus present the award to Bettye Kimbrell. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Senator Robert Bennett present the award to Jeronimo E. Lozano. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Senator Robert Bennett present the award to Jeronimo E. Lozano. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia with Lois Powless and Carol Cornelius, members of the Oneida Hymn Singers of Wisconsin, and Congressman Steve Kagen. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia with Lois Powless and Carol Cornelius, members of the Oneida Hymn Singers of Wisconsin, and Congressman Steve Kagen. Photo by Tom Pich.

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The Oneida Hymn Singers of Wisconsin. Photo by Tom Pich.

The Oneida Hymn Singers of Wisconsin. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Congressman Jim Moran present the award to Moges Seyoum. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Congressman Jim Moran present the award to Moges Seyoum. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Congressman William Jefferson present the award to Dr. Michael White. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Congressman William Jefferson present the award to Dr. Michael White. Photo by Tom Pich.