The Fresno Arts Council named the late Dr. Paulette Fleming the 2016 recipient of the Ella Odorfer Educator Award for the 31st annual Horizon Awards from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Fresno Art Museum (2233 N. First St.). The award honors an arts educator in recognition of contributions made in the classroom and the community. Fleming, who died in October, began her Fresno State career in 1988 and became a nationally-recognized professor in the Art and Design Department (College of Arts and Humanities). She devoted much of her time and energy reaching out to children in the community, especially those who might not otherwise have exposure to the arts, and was also co-founder and executive director of the Partners-in-Art Program. INFO: Horizon Awards.