The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission has announced the winners of the 2013 Tribute to the Arts awards, who will be honored at the presentation reception on Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Atelier Dualis, 91 W. Broad Street, one of Bethlehem’s newest fine arts venues. http://www.atelierdualis.com
Awardees include innovative educators Jeffrey Boerner and Cliff Buckner of the Fab Lab at Northampton Community College ; Jennifer Wescoe, theatre, drama and TV broadcasting teacher and director of the Bethlehem School District – read more about her work in the May 26, 2012 Morning Call article ; and Andy Po, activist and promoter of the Bethlehem Skateplaza, who will receive The Mayor’s Award. Read more about Andy on the BethlehemNOW blog featured on Bethlehem Patch.
The Fab Lab at NCC is recognized for its groundbreaking work in bringing ideas of craft and science to life. Jennifer Wescoe has inspired students, both traditional and those with special needs, to step up on stage and speak out, as presented in a documentary featured on national media. Andy Po’s vision and perseverance brought a Skateplaza and community mural to Bethlehem’s Southside as part of the Parks Department Greenway plan.
To understand more about the awardees, you can also listen to the Sept 9th’s WDIY 88.1 fm radio’s archive or the Lehigh Valley Arts Salon here: \
Tickets for the reception are $25 and may be purchased online at http://www.bfac-lv.org under “Events” or by mailing a check made out to BFAC, 133 Wall St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Tickets at the door will be $30. Reservation deadline extended to Sept 11. email Tribute committee chair, Mary Mulder firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.