2010 Heart of the Arts & Lifetime Achievement Awards

For her long-term contributions to the arts in Broome County, Margaret S. “Pokey” Crocker was honored with the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seventh Annual Heart of the Arts Awards Celebration, held October 8, 2010 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall in Downtown Binghamton. For their contributions to the arts during the past year, William “Billy” Carroll, Lou Ligouri and Pam Ondrusek were honored with 2010 Heart of the Arts Awards. Congratulations and thank you for all you do for the arts in our community!

The 2010 Heart of the Arts Award ceremony was hosted by Joshua B of BingPop.com


Margaret S. “Pokey” Crocker Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier




William “Billy” Carroll IATSE Local #54 Business Agent and Crew Chief

Lou Ligouri Executive Director, Endicott Performing Arts Center

Pam Ondrusek President, SRO Productions III

We are grateful to our 2010 Heart of the Arts and Lifetime Achievement Award Title Sponsors:

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

And our 2010 Event Sponsor

Broome Community College

Heart of the Arts and Lifetime Achievement Chronology


Lifetime Achievement Award:
  • Bill Gorman, Performer, Photographer, Advocate for the Arts
Heart of the Arts Awards:
  • Tim Gleason, Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre
  • Naima Kradjian, Executive Director, Goodwill Theatre, Inc.
  • Bill & Johanne Pesce, Co-founders, Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery


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