Mark Tenniswood Volunteer of the Year
Odessa Arts will honor Arts volunteers at the annual Mark Tenniswood Volunteer in the Arts Award Black & White Ball on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6:30pm at the MCM Eleganté hotel.
“We are pleased to see a record number of nominees from a broad spectrum of arts agencies this year,” says Executive Director Randy Ham, “It is yet another example of the thriving cultural offerings here in the Permian Basin, and the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly everyday to make our community better. We are also pleased that this event was made possible by the generosity of Eofficial Enterprises, who continually support the community through organizations and projects such as this.”
In addition to the seventeen honorees, Odessa Arts will also be presenting Former Mayor Lorraine Perryman with the Friend of the Arts award. “Lorraine is a household name to those of us who work in Education or in the Arts because of her giving heart,” explains Celeste Potter, Executive Director of the Education Foundation, “When Lorraine is involved, she gives you all of herself.”
This year’s awards ceremony doubles as a fundraiser for the the Odessa Spire public art project, which aims to transform the old Cloth World sign into a beacon for Downtown Odessa.
Explains Ham, “Although we have secured the funds for the artwork itself, the structure is in need of support and cosmetic repairs in order to have it truly become a home for the amazing work of Philadelphia artist Ray King.”
The Black & White Ball will feature music by Bridger Bolton and Nick Conn, and is hosted by Lupe Zapata, FOX 24 Morning Show anchor.
2018 Mark Tenniswood Volunteer of the Year Honorees:
Eric Baker – West Texas Education Project
Jane Boles – West Texas Public Radio
Peggy Caddell – West Texas Harp Society
Lindi Bridges – Midland Festival Ballet
Kaylee Cochran – West Texas Talent
John Dzubinski – Live on Stage
Monica Gallivan – Permian Playhouse
Brenda Garner – Perker House Ranching Museum
Mark Germer, CPA – Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale
Shawna John Garcia – Cassatt in the Basin
Marc Kondrup – Permian Basin Opera
Susan Leshnower – Allegro, Inc.
Liliana Marquez – Keep Odessa Beautiful
Dr. Antonio Moreno – UTPB Fine Arts
Deisy Olivares – West Texas Film Festival
Liz Roberson – Ellen Noel Art Museum
Loretta Walker – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Friend of the Arts – Lorraine Perryman
Tickets are $75/individual and $600/table for Odessa Arts members and $85/individual and $750/table for non-members