CELEBRATION OF THE HUMANITIES
Thursday, October 8, 2015
6:00 – 8:00pm
Center by the Blackstone
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities will honor Roger Mandle, art historian, curator, and former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, Consuelo Sherba, co-founder and artistic director of Aurea, Rhode Island’s Shellfish: An Ecological History – University of Rhode Island, and Matthew Lawrence, writer, editor, curator, and founder of Not About the Buildings, at the 2015 Celebration of the Humanities. The Celebration will be held be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00-8:00PM at the Center by the Blackstone in Pawtucket.
This occasion brings together hundreds of community and business leaders, government officials, scholars, artists, and Rhode Islanders to raise funds to support the public humanities including culture, history, heritage, and civic education in our state. Four distinguished awards will be presented: the Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award, the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities, the Innovation in the Humanities Award, and the Public Humanities Scholar Award. This year’s honorees demonstrate the power of the humanities to create meaningful connections – across sectors, disciplines, and communities.
The event is open to the public; reservations are $100 per person ($35 for students), and can be made at https://2015humanities.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.
Opportunities for sponsorships are available now. For more information about sponsorships, please call Carole Ann Penney at 401-273-2250 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thank you to our lead sponsors!
Joan & Richard Abrams
Adler, Pollock & Sheehan PC
Accounting Management Solutions
Campus Fine Wines
Coastal Institute at University of Rhode Island
Cogut Center for the Humanities
Stephen & Melanie Coon
Lauren K. Drury & Todd Drury
Sandra Enos, PhD
Polly Hutcheson & George Rice
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
Kate & Howard Kilguss
Paula Krebs & Claire Buck
Members of the Board & Staff – RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson
Tom & Elizabeth Roberts
University of Rhode Island Center for the Humanities
University of Rhode Island College of Arts & Sciences
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island Libraries
University of Rhode Island Office of the President
University of Rhode Island Research & Economic Development
Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities
William Vareika Fine Arts Ltd