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Arts Champion of the Year Award

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Someone once told me, “If a person says that they don’t want to be thanked, then you should only thank them three times.” As a non-profit arts organization we can’t achieve any kind of real success without being grateful, and meaning it. We have to understand that not only does support from our donors and patrons help us to serve our mission, but it also allows us, the ones working here every day, to make it happen. It’s not just good fundraising strategy, gratitude is the difference between being a mediocre non-profit, and one that can set out to change the world.

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Art on the Green with Music from Lindy’s Kitchen

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anne Giancola
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street, Livermore, CA
925. 447-ARTS
agiancola@livermoreperformingarts.org

Or skenison@livermoreperformingarts.org
925.583.2301
Art on the Green with Music from Lindy’s Kitchen 

LIVERMORE, CA – (August 25, 2015)

Art on the Green comes to the Shea Homes Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, September 19from 2 pm – 5 pm.  Mingle with the artists, watch their demonstrations, and find that special something among jewelry, vintage note cards, photography, and original art work including acrylic, oil, colored pencils, pottery and more, all in Livermore’s beautiful wine country downtown.

 

One of this month’s artists is Jennie McGregor. Jennie’s photos are renown for their vivid and inspiring colors and many depict local landscapes and landmarks.  Seek out the Light of Day jewelry display to find one-of-a-kind jewelry and vintage pieces that glow with shiny objects.  “I love owning hand made artwork from local artists,” says Verna Condon of Pleasanton. “It gives a special meaning to the work and its wonderful to meet the makers.”

 

The beauty of hand made art is found at Art on the Green and is a free event — perfect for groups, individuals and families to wander through and enjoy the art and music, and find unique, hand made treasures. Whether you are an avid art collector or just looking for something different, there will be an outstanding selection of fine art and crafts to browse and purchase as you walk among the artisan displays.

 

Adding an acoustical treat to the stroll through Shea Homes Plaza is live music by Lindy’s Kitchen. This three-piece band has been described as a true alternative band with a folk-rock style. The members have a warm and personable approach to live music and they play a unique set of rock, pop and country covers spanning the 60s to today.
Art on the Green will take place on the Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater (Shea Homes Plaza) in downtown Livermore on September 19.

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The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center provides wide-ranging programs that give access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. LVPAC Presents offers a diverse variety of exceptional music, dance and theatrical performances at the Bankhead Theater each year. The Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center are home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors. Between them, they have offered more than 500 public activities each year, from classes and workshops, to concerts, festivals and performances, as well as ArtWalk and extensive educational arts outreach. A list of upcoming performances at the Bankhead Theater, as well as activities at the Bothwell Arts Center, is available online at livermoreperformingarts.org

Supervisor Scott Haggerty to be Inaugural Recipient of “Arts Champion of the Year” Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Mueller
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
925-583-2306
nmueller@livermoreperformingarts.org
LVPAC Selects Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty to be Inaugural Recipient of “Arts Champion of the Year” Award

LIVERMORE, CA – (May 28, 2015) – The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) announced last night that Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty has been named the inaugural recipient of the “Arts Champion of the Year” Award. The newly-created award will be presented annually by LVPAC to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to supporting the cultural and performing arts in the Tri-Valley. The inaugural “Arts Champion of the Year” award will be officially presented to Supervisor Haggerty at the third annual LVPAC Lobster Clambake on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The organization’s largest fundraising event of the year, the Lobster Clambake is held each fall at Wente Vineyards in Livermore with proceeds going to support both the Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center.

Last year, Supervisor Haggerty played a key role in the process as LVPAC worked to resolve outstanding debt on the Bankhead Theater and make the transition to an independent theater model. “On behalf of Alameda County, Scott worked closely with LVPAC, the City of Livermore, and the Bank of New York/Mellon to develop a solution that would ensure the Bankhead Theater could remain a vibrant centerpiece for the arts in Livermore and the entire Tri-Valley,” said Denise Watkins, vice president of the LVPAC Board of Directors. “His clear understanding of the contribution the arts makes to a community, and his dedication in keeping the Bankhead a priority, was invaluable during the process and instrumental in helping us reach a successful outcome. As the premier arts organization in the Tri-Valley region, LVPAC is delighted to honor Supervisor Haggerty as our first “Champion of the Arts” in recognition of his support and commitment to strengthening the arts in our community,” Watkins added.

Haggerty was elected president of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. First elected as Supervisor in 1996, he represents the First District which includes Livermore, Dublin, most of the city of Fremont, and unincorporated areas of East Alameda County. Haggerty is active on a number of regional boards and commissions and has extensive experience in traffic and transportation issues, as well as public safety. He represents Alameda County at the National Association of Counties in several leadership capacities, including vice chair of the Large Urban County Caucus.

The new “Champion of the Arts” award was introduced during LVPAC’s annual Season Announcement event on May 27, 2015. The LVPAC Presents 2015-2016 season, which opens at the Bankhead Theater in September, will offer more than four dozen shows across a range of performing arts, including music of nearly every style and genre, as well as theater, dance, comedy, and other events. Presentation of the “Champion of the Arts” Award to Supervisor Haggerty will be a highlight at the Annual LVPAC Lobster Clambake on September 12th. The casually elegant event offers attendees an authentic New England-style menu, award-winning wines, musical entertainment, and both live and silent auctions. For more information regarding sponsorship, table reservations, or single tickets for the event, call (925) 373-6800 or visit www.livermoreperformingarts.org/clambake

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The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center provides wide-ranging programs that give access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. LVPAC Presents offers a diverse variety of exceptional music, dance and theatrical performances at the Bankhead Theater each year. The Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center are home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors. Between them, they have offered more than 500 public activities each year, from classes and workshops, to concerts, festivals and performances, as well as ArtWalk and extensive educational arts outreach. A list of upcoming performances at the Bankhead Theater, as well as activities at the Bothwell Arts Center, is available online at livermoreperformingarts.org

Upcoming Events

Sat 25

The Snow Queen

Sat, November 25 @ 2:00 pm
Sun 26
Dec 02
Dec 02

Call 925.373.6800 or email websales@livermoreperformingarts.org for tickets and information