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July 13, 2010 Arts and Entertainment

2010 Dutchess County Executive's Arts Awards Recipients

From: Dutchess County Arts Council

Dutchess County Arts Council Announces Recipients of the 2010 Dutchess County Executive's Arts Awards.

Poughkeepsie, NY - July 12, 2010 The Dutchess County Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Dutchess County Executive's Arts Awards.

The recipients of the 2010 awards, and the categories in which they are honored, are: Wayne and Brigid Nussbickel, Patrons; Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Art in Public Places; Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin, Individual Artists; The CENTER for Performing Arts Rhinebeck, Arts Organization; Hudson Beach Glass, Business; Anthony Scarrone, Arts in Education; La Voz, Special Citation. The Award for Youth with Exceptional Promise in the Arts will be announced in September.

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 5:30pm, Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus, members of the Dutchess County Arts Council and civic leaders will honor this year's recipients of the 2010 Dutchess County Executive's Arts Awards during a dinner ceremony at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

Each year, nominations come in to the Arts Council from residents throughout Dutchess and nearby counties. The final recipients are selected through a panel review process. Since 1986, 166 awards have been given. Join the Dutchess County Arts Council this year, as we recognize:

Wayne and Brigid Nussbickel - Patrons: dedicated and big-spirited supporters of the arts in our community, contributing and volunteering their time to many local cultural organizations and projects.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater - Art In Public Places: a floating icon of the Hudson River Valley shares music and the arts with thousands of residents and visitors each year through the Great Hudson River Revival and many other programs.

Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin - Individual Artists: each acclaimed for their artistry, humor, and wit as cartoonists for the New Yorker Magazine and their own books including 'Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony with the New Yorker's Cartooning Couple'

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
- Arts Organization: an invaluable community asset fostering an environment where artists are free to create and where community members of all ages and abilities can experience the arts as performers, audiences, students and teachers throughout the year.

Hudson Beach Glass
(Wendy Gilvey, John Gilvey, Jennifer Smithy, and Michael Benzer) - Business: a successful artist-led business anchoring cultural development on Beacon's Main Street; exhibiting and selling work by regional and nationally recognized artists; and actively supporting arts organizations throughout the county.

Anthony Scarrone - Arts In Education: a dedicated, challenging, and passionate instructor leading John Jay High School's acclaimed Proscenium Club. He is a fierce advocate for the program and generously donates his time, sharing his love of theater with the students.

La Voz
- Special Citation: under the leadership of writer Mariel Fiori, this Spanish-Language magazine mixes literary and visual arts with critical writing and coverage of important issues facing the region's Latino population.

The Arts Council is expecting over 200 guests to attend this popular event on October 27 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. In addition to the awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Steinhaus, there will be live entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds support the Dutchess County Arts Council.

For more information please call 845-454-3222 or email info@artsmidhudson.org.

Major Sponsorship
to date for this year's Arts Awards has been provided by: Rhinebeck Savings Bank, Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Additional sponsorship has been provided by: Marshall & Sterling, McCabe & Mack, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, N&S Supply, R&C Cleaning, Ulster Savings Bank, Integrated Enterprise Solutions, and the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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