15th Annual… Mayor’s Arts Awards June 18

15th Annual… Mayor’s Arts Awards June 18


The Rockford Area Arts Council will present the 15th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards celebration from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at the Coronado Theatre. This event honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts, and whose contributions have resulted in major and positive impacts on our community.

The Rockford Area Arts Council is pleased to welcome its special guest, David Henry Hwang, to the 15th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards celebration. Hwang, playwright and screenwriter, is perhaps best known as the author of M. Butterfly.

Over the past two decades, Hwang and his works have earned him numerous prestigious fellowships, grants and awards, including several Tonys and Tony nominations. During the past administration, Hwang was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities; he currently serves on several arts-related boards, and is regularly seen on PBS programming. Hwang lives in New York City with his wife and Rockford native, actress Kathryn Layng, and their children.

For more information, call 963-6765. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $30 per person, which includes an elegant hors d’oeuvre reception, theater, dance and music highlights from our community, and a silent auction for an original Coronado Theatre painting by Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm.

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