30TH ANNUAL DUTCHESS COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S ARTS AWARDS
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, members of Arts Mid-Hudson and civic leaders honored this year’s recipients at a reception held at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls on October 6, 2016. Click here to see photos from this year’s event.
This is the 30th Anniversary of the Awards, originally founded by then Dutchess County Executive Lucille Pattison in 1986 with a purpose to recognize the individuals and institutions that contribute to the area’s artistic quality.
Arts Organization Award: Howland Chamber Music Circle
Business/Corporation Award: The Moviehouse
Arts in Education Award: Meredith Heuer
Individual Artist Award: Marva Clark
Award for Art in Public Places: The Culinary Institute of America
Patron Award: Marlene Golia
Special Citation Individual Award: Patrick Madden
Special Citation Organization Award: Poughkeepsie Public Library District
Artivist Award: Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson
New for 2016! Volunteer Award: Angela Cole, Tangent Theatre Company
Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts: Imani Jones
Photo by Lori Adams.