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Inaugural Linny Award recipients named

ArtsQuest Foundation to honor arts’ supporters in November.

The ArtsQuest Foundation recently announce the recipients of the first Linny Awards.

nob Fowler 2-6-13 nobFowler2-6-13.jpgMarlene “Linny” Fowler was a huge supporter of the arts. She died in 2013 at the age of 73. 

Named after the late Marlene “Linny” Fowler, of Bethlehem, the multidisciplinary awards honor Fowler’s dedication to and support of the arts.

The awards presentation will be held Nov. 10 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The 2016 Linny Award winners are:

Vicki DaSilva of Allentown, Visual Artist of the Year.
DaSilva has been credited with the term “light graffiti” and was the first to use the medium as a solo art practice. 

Craig Thatcher of Coopersburg, Performing Artist of the Year. Thatcher is a rock and blues musician who has toured across country and around the globe.

Jeremy Gipson of Orefield, Emerging Artist of the Year. Gipson creates both visual art and music and was the winner of the inaugural ArtPop Lehigh Valley Scholastic Billboard Competition.

Denise Parker of Bethlehem, Arts Educator of the Year.
Parker is the vocal music/choral director at Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem, teaching all 790 students there.

Paul Farr of Center Valley, Philanthropy in the Arts Award.
Farr serves on the ArtsQuest Visual Arts Board and Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Honorary Board. In 2016, he and his wife, Kym, founded the Cesar Bourdon Memorial Fund through the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation to honor organizations or individuals dedicated to helping neighbors in Allentown‘s inner city.

Knoll Inc., located in East Greenville, Excellence in Product Design.
Lehigh Valley-based business is honored for innovativeness and creativity of its goods and products.

Three area businesses also received Supporter of the Arts awards. They are: Concannon Miller, of Bethlehem, for small business; Embassy Bank, of Bethlehem, medium; and Air Products, Allentown, for large business supporter.

Jordie Werner of Bethlehem, received the Penn State Lehigh Valley Scholarship Award. Werner is a senior at Liberty High School and a film/video producer.

Linny Award nominations were submitted for artists, organizations and businesses in Lehigh, Northampton, Upper Bucks and Upper Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, and Warren County, N.J.

The ArtsQuest Foundation Board previously selected three individuals from the region for their longtime commitment and dedication to the arts. They are: Steve Tobin, of Quakertown,  Joe Brake, of Bethlehem and Ann Roth, of Bangor

Visit the ArtsQuest Foundation website for more information and to purchase tickets for the event.

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Who are the Valley’s best artists? Linny Awards established to find out

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5 years later, SteelStacks part of Lehigh Valley’s fabric

SteelStacks, the arts and entertainment destination in South Bethlehem, is celebrating its 5th anniversary.

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Know someone in the military? They can be honored at SteelStacks

The Hometown Heroes project seeks photos to display during Memorial Day weekend.

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