The Allentown Arts Commission and the City of Allentown celebrated the 28th Annual Arts Ovation Awards on Tuesday, May 10th, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown. The event honors outstanding achievements in the arts. The winners were nominated by their peers and selected based on their accomplishments and efforts in the Allentown arts scene.
The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, and Community Music School also bestowed scholarships in art, theater, and music to students from Allentown’s high schools.
Trifecta Technologies is a proud supporter of the Arts Ovation Awards. President Doug Pelletier had the honor of presenting this year’s Emerging Artist award.
Recipients of the 2016 Arts Ovation Awards:
Outstanding Educator in the Arts: Lawrence Flynn
Outstanding Service to the Arts: Muhlenberg College/Office of Community Service & Civic Engagement
Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts: Femi J. Johnson
Outstanding Achievement in the Performing Arts: Craig Thatcher
Outstanding Philanthropy Award: Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation
Emerging Artist: Keith Garubba
Arts Ovation Scholarship Recipients:
Visual Arts given by The Baum School of Art: Malik Smith (Louis E. Dieruff High School), Belicia Kingsley (William Allen High School), Rachel Myers (Central Catholic High School).
Music given by The Community Music School: Dedrik Ramos (Louis. E. Dieruff High School), Anthony Richards (William Allen High School), Johnny Tran (Central Catholic High School).
Theatre given by Civic Theatre of Allentown: Prescious Correa (Louis. E. Dieruff High School), Claire Patterson (William Allen High School), Abby Garza (Central Catholic High School).