Hello bloggers, Happy Mother’s Day to you all! BIG THINGS have been happening for me lately. I’ve been getting involved in a bunch of great projects and meeting TONS of awesome people, both friendly and professionally. Most recently, I have been working on the 2012 Pell Awards that take place in Providence, RI. The awards honor both national and local excellence in the arts and this year they will be honoring actress Viola Davis, Elaine Foster Perry, Ruth J. Simmons, and J.L. “Lynn” Singleton.
Local Rhode Island event planner, John Orton of John Orton Events, is handling the planning and design of the event and I have had the privilege of helping! Not only have I been able to create the layout of the space at the Pell-Chafee Performance Center, but I have also been helping select and organize rentals and corresponding with vendor and venue contacts. Check out the blurb below to get an idea of what the event is all about and when/where it is taking place. I will have more updates as they become available – but to preserve the element of surprise, no serious details will be disclosed until after the awards!
WHAT: The 2012 Pell Awards
WHEN: Monday evening, May 21, 2012
5:00 PM – VIP reception in the Chace Theater lobby at Trinity Rep
6:00 PM – Awards Ceremony in the Dowling Theater at Trinity Rep
7 – 9:00PM – Cocktail reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and desserts at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Providence, RI
WHERE: Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence, RI
Viola Davis – 2012 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Elaine Foster Perry – 2012 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts
Ruth J. Simmons – 2012 Pell Award for Leadership in Arts Education
J.L. “Lynn” Singleton – 2012 Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts
SUMMARY: The Pell Awards celebrates national and local excellence in the arts.Together with business, political and social leaders, guests at this stylish and smashing cocktail party will mingle and enjoy scrumptious small bites, an open bar, and the company of some truly distinguished artists.
TICKETS: Full event including VIP reception: $500, Ceremony and post-show reception only: $250 (limited availability), Corporate sponsorships are also available.
MORE INFO: www.trinityrep.com or by phone at (401) 453-9235.