2009 BCAC’s Heart of the Arts and Lifetime Achievement Awards

For his long-term contributions to the arts in Broome County, Bill Gorman was honored with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sixth Annual Heart of the Arts Awards Celebration, held October 2, 2009 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall in Downtown Binghamton. For their contributions to the arts during the past year, Tim Gleason, Naima Kradjian and Bill & Johanne Pesce were honored with 2009 Heart of the Arts Awards. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for the arts in our community!


Bill Gorman Performer, Photographer, Advocate for the Arts





Tim Gleason Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre

Naima Kradjian Executive Director, Goodwill Theatre, Inc.

Bill & Johanne Pesce Co-founders, Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery

We are grateful to our 2009 Heart of the Arts and Lifetime Achievement Award Title Sponsors:

Coughlin & Gerhart LLP
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation
Jennings Environmental Management, Inc.

Heart of the Arts and Lifetime Achievement Chronology


Lifetime Achievement Award:
  • Peyton Hibbit, Co-founder & Artistic Director Emeritus, Tri-Cities Opera
Heart of the Arts Awards:
  • Bruce Borton, Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Binghamton University
  • Yvonne Lucia, Artist, arts advocate & educator
  • Paul Stapel, Former Executive Director, The ART Mission & Theatre, musician, impressario


Lifetime Achievement Awards:
  • Armondo Dellasanta, Painter
  • Bill Nurse, Lighting Technician
Heart of the Arts Awards:
  • Andy Horowitz, President & Director, Galumpha International Touring Dance Company
  • Orazio Salati, Painter, Arts Educator, Gallery owner
  • Stephen Wilson, Executive Director, Binghamton Philharmonic


Lifetime Achievement Awards:
  • Anne Boyer Cotton, Founder, Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
  • Dick & Noni Smith, Director/Actor, Cider Mill Playhouse
Heart of the Arts Awards:
  • Don DeMauro, Director, Spool Mfg. Contemporary Artspace
  • Patrick Foti, Artistic Director, Endicott Performing Arts Center
  • Larry Kassan, Director, Rod Serling Video Festival


Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Albert Nocciolino, Theatre Producer, President, NAC Enterprises, Ltd./Broadway Theatre League
  • Marcella Swartz, Artist & Arts Educator
Heart of the Arts Awards
  • Sherry Eaton, President, Gorgeous Washington Street Association
  • Jose Luis Novo, Conductor/Musical Director, Binghamton Philharmonic
  • Ellen Kodadek, CEO, Southern Tier Celebrates!

**2004 Inaugural Heart of the Arts Awards**

  • John Bielenberg, co-founder Cider Mill Playhouse, former chairman Binghamton University Theatre Department
  • Irene Kanazawich, Pianist/Accompanist
  • Ted Whipple, Painter