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Honee Hess to Receive ArtsWorcester Award

Monday, September 01, 2014

 

Honee Hess

Honee Hess – the Executive Director of the Worcester Center of Crafts – will receive this year’s ArtsWorcester Award, which is given out annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the artistic and cultural life of Worcester.

Among her accomplishments and efforts, Hess has served as Director of Education for the Worcester Art Museum, co-founded Art All-State and kept the program in Worcester for over 25 years, and served two decades as a board member of First Night Worcester. Additionally, Hess runs the Art Committee for Family Health's Art in the City, belongs to the MLK Jr. Community Breakfast/Black History Committee, and has served on the boards of Centro Las Americas, the Worcester Cultural Coalition, Elm Park School, and Family Health Center.

At the Worcester Center for Crafts, she is developing a vision for education in the visual arts that includes fine art craft, and has partnered extensively throughout the community.  She has supported ArtsWorcester since it was the Cultural Assembly of Greater Worcester.

Hess will be honored at ArtWorcester’s Annual meeting, which will be held on Friday, September 12th, at 6:00 pm at 660 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public and free, with the opening of ArtsWorcester’s first exhibitions of the season to follow. Free parking is available in the lots belonging to the Freemasons, at Ionic and Beacon Street (do not park in the gravel lot across the street). 

 

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55 Salisbury Street, Worcester

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25 Sagamore Road, Worcester

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25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg

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The Sprinkler Factory

38 Harlow Street, Worcester

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960 Main Street, Fitchburg

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Aurora Gallery and GArtH Gallery (ArtsWorcester)

660 Main Street; 657 Main Street, Worcester

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Davis Art Gallery

44 Portland Street, Worcester

Since its founding in 2006, the Davis Art Gallery has made it its mission to promote the Worcester art community and create awareness of the local creative culture. One of the ways the gallery does this is by showing the work of local artists in a great variety of different mediums. Currently, you can see an exhibit by Emily and Robb Sandagata; Unearthed, which runs through February 7th.

 
 

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