Congratulations to the 2017 Contra Costa County Arts Recognition Award Honorees:
• Dr. Alan Siegel - from San Pablo, for his work with the Art of Health and Healing at County Regional Center and health Centers.
• Clarinet Fusion - A Clarinet chorus that performs throughout the County, and is now developing programs to reach music lovers of all ages all over the world.
• Sharon Redman - from Brentwood, Founder and Artistic Director of Vagabond Players. She celebrates Seniors talents by having them perform in her shows and this troupe of performers do shows at Senior centers, Assisted Living facilities and small venues in Central and East county.
• Richard and Natica Angilly - from Richmond, for all of their work with Poetic Dance Classes and Poetic Dance Theatre events for more than 30 years all over the world.
• Jack Cattan - from Walnut Creek, on the Board of Diablo Ballet and has substantially contributed his leadership to Diablo Ballet's PEEK Outreach for title-one schools and the Juvenile Justice system program.
This year AC5 will also be presenting two Commission Special Awards:
• Robin Moore - of Pleasant Hill, for her Distinguished Service and Leadership to the County’s Poetry Out Loud Program for High school students.
• Diablo Regional Arts Association - from Walnut Creek, for their Outstanding Contribution to the Arts through their Art Access program and for providing Grants to many of the performing arts organizations in the County.