As part of the 2010 Saint John 225 festivities, and in recognition of Saint John being designated a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010, the City will celebrate the finest we have to offer in original talent at an inaugural Arts and Culture Red Carpet Gala at the Imperial Theatre on Thursday June 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm!
we are proud to announce the finalists in each category:
Categories and Finalists:
Emerging Artist Award: An individual artist, in any genre, who has been pursuing his/her practice for fewer than five years and is no longer a student in his/her field.
Finalists: Jack Bishop / Sarah Jones / Tim Turnell
Visual Arts Award: An individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the visual arts.
Finalists: Gerry Collins / Suzanne Hill / Herzl Kashetsky
Literary Arts Award: An individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the literary arts.
Finalists: Anne Compton / Robert Moore / Clyde A Wray / The Lorenzo Reading Series
Arts Supporter Award: A volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the arts community.
Finalists: Tom Condon / Betty Tompkins / Michael Wennberg
Popular Music Award: An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in any musical genre other than classical.
Finalists: Brent Mason / Jessica Rhaye / Tradition
Classical Music Award: An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in classical music.
Finalists: Richard Kidd / Harbour View Choral Ensemble / Saint John String Quartet
Performing Arts Award for Dance: An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in dance.
Finalists: Sylvia Logan / Andrea Scott / Port City Dance Academy
Performing Arts Award for Theatre: An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in theatre.
Finalists: Bob Doherty / Stephen Tobias/ InterAction Childrens Theatre / Saint John Theatre Company
Arts Organization Award: An organization that has made a significant contribution to the arts.
Finalists: Saint John Arts Centre / Saint John Theatre Company / Third Space Gallery
Business for the Arts Award: An individual or corporation that has made a significant contribution to the arts.
Finalists: Handworks Gallery / Hemmings House Pictures / Lancaster Recording Studios
Lifetime Achievement Award: An individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary body of work over a significant period of time.
Recipients: Fred Ross (Visual Artist) and Sheila Ross (Dancer, Teacher, Mentor)
The Originals/Les Originaux would like to acknowledge the generous support of its event sponsors, specifically the University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Saint John Community Arts Board. This event is a proud part of Saint John 225 and would not be possible without its support.
For Ticket Inquiries:
Tickets are on sale now at Imperial Theatre Box Office:
506 674 4100 / or 1 800 323 7469
Students /Seniors: $20
All others: $25
For Gala Inquiries:
David Adams, Committee Chair
Tel: 506 657 5102