NOTE: Online ticket sales have closed; tickets will be available at the door of the event tonight. We look forward to celebrating with you!
2016 Celebration of the Humanities
Presented by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Thursday, October 6, 2016
VIP Reception with the Honorees 5:30-6:30PM
Celebration & Award Presentation 6:30-8:30PM
Providence Public Library
Join us to celebrate and support the people and projects that make Rhode Island a vital place to live and work. The Celebration will feature an open wine bar provided by Campus Fine Wines, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions that feature unique humanities experiences. Four distinguished awards will be presented to honorees whose work demonstrates how the humanities amplify - how they heighten awareness of voices and stories that need to be heard, resonate with current issues and future possibilities, and magnify connections between economy, community, and culture:
Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award
Tom Roberts, Founding Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Senior Lecturer in History at the Rhode Island School of Design
Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities
Loren Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum
Innovation in the Humanities Award
Providence Children's Film Festival
Public Humanities Scholar Award
Marta Martinez, Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts
Proceeds benefit public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. All ticket purchases in excess of $50 per ticket are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Joan & Richard Abrams
Accounting Management Solutions
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Debbie Block & Bill Harley
Cogut Center for the Humanities
John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
Campus Fine Wines
Cause & Effect Inc.
Melanie & Stephen Coon
Diane M. Disney, Ph.D.
Lauren K. Drury
Rhoda & Allen Flaxman
Chap & Ethel Hutcheson
Polly Hutcheson & George Rice
Maryann & Bill Juska
Beatrice Hutcheson Kampmann
Kate & Howard Kilguss
Paula M. Krebs
Judy Barrett Litoff, Ph.D.
Sharon & David Lux
Matt Ferrara Photography
MetLife Auto & Home
Jean & Mark Patiky
The Providence Athenaeum
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson
Tom & Elizabeth Roberts
Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University
Pell Center for Public Policy & International Relations
South County Tourism Council, Inc.
University of Rhode Island
Office of the President
College of Arts & Sciences
Research & Economic Development
Center for the Humanities
William & Alison Vareika
Ed & Linda Wood
When & Where
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. For over 40 years, we have cultivated diverse expressions of the public humanities through vital and innovative public programs, research, and media projects that have reached millions of people in Rhode Island and beyond. We are a catalyst for engagement with our state’s remarkable history and culture, and believe in the power of the humanities community to inspire and improve Rhode Island.
The Council was founded in 1973 as an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Council is supported by federal and private funds.