YO Redwood City! Get ready to SHINE!!
The 11th Annual Diamond Awards Benefit Gala and Awards Ceremony is this FRIDAY! And you should definitely plan on being there. Why? You did not just ask that!!
In case you are a "newbie" or have been under a rock for a decade, the Diamond Awards recognize artistic achievement in San Mateo County in nine categories. And, this is important RWC...of the 10 outstanding honorees this year, four play a key role in advancing the arts in Redwood City. This year’s impressive roster of honorees includes:
- Music for Minors, Arts Organization
- Dr. Bryan Baker, Individual Artist
- Sean Traynor, Ray Lorenzato Young Artist
- Amanda Odasz, Ray Lorenzato Young Artist
- Barbara Pierce, Arts Volunteer (*RWC)
- Maureen McVerry, Arts Educator(*RWC)
- Eric & Lori Lochtefeld, Fox Theatre, Local Business Support (*RWC)
- Coastside Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser, Judy Shintani, Donor Support
- Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, Government Support (*RWC) and
- Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Special Recognition
The Peninsula Arts Council will present the 11th Annual Diamond Awards, San Mateo County’s Arts Hall of Fame, this Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2013, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.
The event is open to the public and tickets are available at www.peninsulaartscouncil.org. The ticket price includes all Hiller Aviation Museum exhibits.
As if that isn't enough to make you scramble to get a ticket to the Gala right now, keep reading.
All 10 new honorees join over 100 artists and organizations who have received this prestigious award over the event’s now 11-year history. Redwood City has a storied legacy of taking home the lion’s share of Diamond Awards.
Previous Diamond Award recipients hailing from Redwood City include:
2011 Individual Artist – Troy Paiva, renowned photographer
2010 Government Support – Chris Beth and Lucas Wilder, Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
2010 Business Support – San Mateo Credit Union, Redwood City
2009 Business Support – Kevin Jarvis, Gelb Music
2008 Arts Organization – Studio S Broadway Academy of Dance
2008 Government Support - Redwood City Redevelopment Agency
2008 Business Support – John Anagnostou, Fox Theatre
2007 Government Support – City of Redwood City
2004 Individual Donor – Pete & Paula Uccelli, Pete’s Harbor
Ready to be inspired, to get a huge dose of all the things that are being done right in the community and to meet all the ART Heroes that live and work in our midst, doing AMAZING work with our kids, AS kids, for our communities and schools, often for the love and to follow their passion? Come to the Diamond Awards and do wear your sunglasses, because it will be shining BRIGHT in there!
See you there, Redwood City!!
Until next time…Remember, to Always Follow your H'ART!