Published: Oct 03, 2012 09:51 AM
Modified: Oct 03, 2012 09:52 AM
The ArtsCenter and the local community will celebrate Bill and Ida Friday and others on Oct. 13 for their decades of generosity and invaluable contributions to The ArtsCenter.
The ArtsCenter Honors, which will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at UNC, recognizes many of the local artists, entrepreneurs, key donors, and visionaries pivotal to The ArtsCenter’s 1984 to 1994 period of growth and expansion.
The evening will include a live performance by Grammy-award winning artist Janis Ian, who has a deep history of performing at The ArtsCenter.
The event is intended to honor individuals active during The ArtsCenter’s second decade and the purchase of its building at 300 E. Main St., Carrboro, and to celebrate the organization’s current health and bright future.
“We are especially thrilled to be holding this year’s The ArtsCenter Honors at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at UNC as we honor Bill and Ida Friday for their vital and steadfast support,” said ArtsCenter Executive Director Art Menius.
Giorgios Hospitality Group, whose restaurants in Chapel Hill and Durham include City Kitchen, Bin 54, Parizade, and Vin Rouge, will cater the food for this remarkable evening. Beer and wine are included in the price of admission.
In addition to the Fridays, The ArtsCenter Honors will honor Moses Carey; GlaxoSmithKline; Fred Good; Eleanor Kinnaird; the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation; Philip Nelson; the Earl & Rhoda Wynn Family; and Transactors Improv.
The ArtsCenter is a non-profit teaching and presenting organization founded in 1974. The largest employer of artists in Orange County,it serves nearly 60,000 people annually, through classes, studios, concerts, theatre, spoken word, gallery displays, more than 80 school shows, and more.
Advance tickets are $45 for ArtsCenter Friends and $70 for the general public.
For tickets and information, call 919-929-2787 or see artscenterlive.org
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