Heart of the Arts Awards
Save the Date! Monday, September 19, 2016
Heart of the Arts Awards Celebration
6pm Dinner and Celebration!
Join BCAC and friends at the DoubleTree by Hilton® in Downtown Binghamton to honor
• HOTA Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Timothy G. Perry, Binghamton University music professor and Binghamton Community Orchestra musical director
• 2016 HOTA Awards – Margaret “Peg” Johnston, photographer and public arts advocate; Emily Jablon, mosaics artist, and Harold and Toby Jean Manker, program directors of the Phelps Mansion Museum.
• Great Performances!
• Great Food!
• Chances to win Original Artworks by Top Local Artists!
• A Party of, by, for and with the Movers, Creators, & Lovers of the ARTS in Broome County!
Performances by: Tim Perry & Pej Reitz, Cider Mill Playhouse, Binghamton Poetry Project, Binghamton Community Orchestra, Binghamton Youth Symphony EPAC Repertory Company, Madrigal Choir, Tri-Cities Opera and Bill Gorman.
Online sales have closed, but tickets will be available at the door for $55 (BCAC Members, $50).
Lyubov & Dorollo Nixon
Recipients of the 2016 Heart of the Arts Awards
|Dr. Timothy Perry
2016 Heart of the Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement
Selected for more than 30 years of contributions to the knowledge and enjoyment of music in our community and in our schools. To quote his nomination form, Tim is “a local treasure.” He has just completed 30 years at Binghamton University, where he is Director of Orchestral Activities and Instrumental Conducting as well as Professor of Studio Clarinet. He is active throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and, along with pianist Pej Reitz, his frequent collaborator. In addition, he served as a U.S. State Department cultural ambassador performing throughout South America. But while citing all of Tim’s PROFESSIONAL accomplishments, his nominators chose to focus on his dedication to the AMATEUR musicians of Broome County. From 1994 to 2004 and again from 2013 through the present, Tim has directed the Binghamton Community Orchestra. Said one string player: “He’s brought the BCO from a reasonably good amateur orchestra to a whole new level — still a group of musicians who get together to make music just for the love of it, but also performing at a level on par with many professional orchestras….. He inspires musicians to play better than they ever dreamed possible.”
|Margaret (Peg) Johnston
2016 Heart of the Arts Award
Honored for bringing public art to the streets of Binghamton and making “blight the inspiration for art,” Peg was nominated for her critical role in “sparking” and continuing an arts renaissance in Binghamton. She has made this endeavor possible as a founding member of the Cooperative Gallery 213 on State Street and transforming that “derelict” block into the “State of the Art.” As one of the founders of the Department of Public Art, Peg was a driving force that brought about the Water Street “Birthplace of Virtual Reality Mural Project.” This successful project involved 50+ volunteers and culminated in four murals and more than 100 stencils illustrating the history of this site. Her leadership in the Mural Fest 2015, placed on boarded-up properties throughout Binghamton. Moreover, her ongoing “Blight is our Canvas” project brings artistic inspiration and hope to the area through art. Peg is a photographer and installation artist, an exhibitor of regional and national photographers, artist promoter and mentor, and creator of a community that fosters and values creativity.
Harold & Toby Jean Manker
Art Raffle tickets are available now!
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