December 1, 2008

In Our City

Lafayette is honored as the Arts Community of Easton’s Patron of the Year

The Arts Community of Easton is honoring Lafayette with its Patron of the Year Award.

ACE’s annual awards recognize contributions that bring an awareness of the value of art as a means for positive growth and change to the Easton community. The Patron of the Year award goes to individuals or organizations that have worked quietly to promote and support ACE and its mission.
“This year’s recipient has been a partner with ACE from its first meetings,” ACE says in a news release. “Lafayette College has provided ACE with a place to meet, an advisor to the ACE board of directors, and opportunities for members of the Arts Community of Easton to show in its galleries as part of group and invitational shows.

“As strong partner of the arts in the Easton community, Lafayette in recent years has expanded its arts programming into the downtown through its Williams Visual Arts Building on North Third St. Through this facility, Lafayette has been able to provide world-class exhibitions and performances, as well as establishing an outreach program for Easton and Phillipsburg high school students to explore their creativity in an academic setting that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

“Further, Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts at High and Hamilton Streets has been a constant source for exciting art exhibitions and performances from national and international artists for decades.”

Tickets for the awards dinner, to be held Dec. 7 at the Bank Street Annex on Northampton Street, are $25 and can be purchased at Connexions Gallery, located at 213 Northampton Street. Proceeds benefit the ACE Scholarship Fund.

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