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Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to the Arts


Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 | Attire: Creative Black Tie
Time: VIP Reception: 6pm | Ceremony and Dinner Reception: 7pm to 10pm
Location: WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence, RI 





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Co-Chairs:     Brett Smiley and Jim DeRentis; Lisa Bisaccia and Robert Naparstek, MD
Honorary Chairs:  Clay Pell, Nick and Annie Pell, Tripler Pell and Tawfik Hammoud, Christina Pell Neal, and Eames Yates, Jr.
Event Committee:   Charlene Carpenzano, Johnnie Chace, John Chan, Paul Choquette, Ann Marie Clarkson, Cheryl Comai, Mihailo “Misha” Djuric, Barnaby Evans, John and Yvette Harpootian, Barry and Kathleen Hittner, Mary Paula Hunter, Sally Lapides and Art Solomon, Brooke and Eugene Lee, Joe Madden, Suzanne and Ira Magaziner, Christopher J. Marsella,   Sara Shea McConnell, Maureen and Tom Moakley, Heidi Keller Moon, Paul and Jean Moran, Timothy Philbrick, Tom and Kibbe Reilly, Myrna and Hershey Rosen, Barbara and Larry Schoenfeld, Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman, Toots Zynsky
Honorary Committee:  Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Congressman Jim Langevin​




Jessica Lange -
Pell Award for Lifetime Acheivement in the Arts

Joe and Sally Dowling -
Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts

Ricardo Pitts-Wiley -
Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council On The Arts -
Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts


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