Arts & Culture
Celebration 22nd Annual Arts Awards
Kitchener Celebrate artistic achievement and recognize the many individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their art and the cultural life of Waterloo Region.
New for 2010 The Arts Awards are excited to welcome special performances by:
So You Think You Can Dance Canada's Everett Smith performs with Will Currie and the Country French. An indie rock group collaborates with a hip-hop dancer to bring high-energy moves with adrenaline-charged music.
DaCapo Chamber Choir, under the direction of Leonard Enns, performs Enns' Juno-nominated "Nocturne."
Kevin Ramessar and Andy MacPherson bring a 2-man, 6-piece band.
Award-winning playwright Sunil Kuruvilla, actor Pam Patel, and Kathryn Ladano on the bass clarinet, collaborate on an emotional scene by Kuruvilla.
Choreographer Laura Kappel and multi-media artist Nida Raja collaborate on a sculpture-guided movement accompanied by Jason White on piano.
Join artists and arts-lovers for an exciting evening to celebrate the creative individuals who contribute to our vibrant arts community - including Boyd McDonald, recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. McDonald, composer and performer, has studied piano and performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals across Canada, England and the USA. McDonald's recent release of Late Piano Music of Brahms is recorded on an 1851 Streicher fortepiano. As Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University, he continues to compose, perform and record.
And, Christie Digital Systems Inc., recipient of the 2009 Corporate Arts Supporter Award. Christie Digital a local high tech company manufactures projection equipment used by artists, researchers, engineers and business people world wide. Lead by President Gerry Remers, Christie Digital has consistently supported local arts organizations in the knowledge that a vibrant arts community is an essential component of a healthy and successful region.
Awards will also be presented to winners in eleven additional categories. (Complete list of nominees for each category attached.) Each winner will receive a Denney, a unique bronze statue designed by Alan Denney in 1988 to recognize artistic achievement in Waterloo Region and Leading Edge Award recipients will received a certificate and cash award.
Nominations for awards are solicited from the general public to honour both professional and amateur artists. The winners are selected by an arms-length independent jury of volunteers who represent the diversity and professional expertise of the local arts community.
Guests at the 22nd Annual Arts Awards will enjoy a vibrant evening of entertainment, a Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind artwork and hors d'oeuvres by local restaurants.
Tickets are $22 and are available at the Centre In The Square Box Office.
Phone 519-578-1510 or 1-800-265-8977 or online at: www.centre-square.com
Sunday, June 6, 2010 the 22nd Annual Arts Awards Ceremony at the Centre In The Square. Doors Open 6:30pm. Performances & Ceremony 7:15pm.