A big KUDOS to you Howard(and Billie:)!
GO ART! announces 2013 Community Arts Awards
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 30, 2013 - 2:12pm
GO ART! presents its 13th annual Genesee-Orleans Community Arts Awards Gala Dinner & Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Terry Hills Golf Course and Banquet Facility, 5122 Clinton Street Road (Route 33), Batavia. Each year, GO ART! recognizes the extraordinary contributions in art and culture made by individuals and organizations in the Genesee-Orleans region at this unique event. This year’s honorees are:
Community Arts Awards:
- Business -- Laura Gardner, “a lily & a sparrow” in Medina
- Business -- Howard Owens, The Batavian
- Cultural Organization -- Barb Toal & Friends of Batavia Peace Garden
- Artist -- “The Humans” – John Dumrese, Richard Doolan, Gar Trusselle, William Kuhns, Martin Busch and the late Danny Long
- Artist -- Carol “Kay” McMahon, musician from Genesee County
GO ART! Board of Directors Special Recognition: Mary Pat Hancock, chair of the Genesee County Legislature
Linda L. Blanchet Award: To be announced
Tickets are $27/non-members, $25/members, and advance reservations are required. Enjoy a delectable dinner and desserts while local band “The Old Hippies” featuring Bill McDonald provides musical entertainment. Dress is business casual.
A silent auction featuring quality work by local artists, artisans and cultural organizations will be held throughout the evening, and the annual Gala Raffle will be held as well. The Grand Prize this year is 14K white gold pendant necklace with black and white diamonds .50ptw, compliments of Valle Jewelers; Value $1,250.
The Raffle tickets have a requested donation of $5 each or five for $20, and are available at GO ART! and at the event. Winners will be selected in a random drawing at the GO ART! Gala on Oct. 26; you do not need to be present to win.