Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Honor Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Lancaster, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf this evening recognized the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts during a ceremony at the Lancaster County Convention Center.The Governor’s Awards are the commonwealth’s most prestigious recognition for the arts, honoring outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizations, cultural leaders and patrons who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts. Recipients are selected from public nominations, then reviewed and recommended by an advisory panel.“Here tonight, we see clear evidence of the many different ways that people pursue, celebrate, and support the arts,” said Governor Wolf. “It is my great honor to present these awards to this year’s honorees. The great range of discipline, execution and value of the arts visible in their work helps to illustrate how the arts pay homage to aspects of life that are often difficult to distill into words.”“This event is an opportunity to not only honor the artists receiving awards tonight, but it is also a time to acknowledge all those in the commonwealth who make art, teach the arts, support the arts, and love the arts,” First Lady Frances Wolf said. “Their efforts advance the great cultural heritage of Pennsylvania, and build our creative legacy for the future.”This year’s Governor’s Awards recipients are:Pepón Osorio, Philadelphia – Distinguished Arts Award: Internationally-recognized visual artist whose work includes large-scale installations inspired by personal and community experiences. He is the Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at Tyler School of Art/Temple University and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.Barry Kornhauser, Lancaster – Artist of the Year Award: Nationally-recognized playwright, director and educator, whose works have been performed nationally and internationally and commissioned and produced by renowned theatre festivals and Tony Award-winning theaters.Ann Benzel, Hollidaysburg – Patron Award: Dedicated arts advocate and patron of the arts who has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She is a long-time member of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania.George Junior Republic (GJR) Pointing the Way Program, Grove City – Arts Leadership & Service Award: An award-winning public/private art partnership program linking art making with community. GJR is a private, nonprofit residential treatment community for at-risk, delinquent, and dependent youth. Communities across western Pennsylvania have worked with GJR to complete and install more than a dozen sculpture projects to-date, through which participating GJR students gain a broad range of life and cognitive skills.The Honorable J. Richard Gray & Mrs. Gail Gray, Lancaster – Special Recognition for Public Leadership in the Arts: Visionary public leader who, together with his artist wife, has implemented a path and process for Lancaster that has transformed the city into a thriving arts destination, coupled with modern amenities—welcoming visitors, enriching the lives of residents, and providing an environment that nurtures many artists and performers.Each year, the Governor’s Awards for the Arts takes place in a different location within the Commonwealth. This enables the host city to showcase its unique cultural assets to an audience of cultural leaders from across Pennsylvania. All expenses related to the ceremony are paid for with private contributions.The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are administered by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency under the Office of the Governor. The Council’s mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state. For more information about the PCA, visit or call 717-787-6883. October 26, 2017center_img Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Honor Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Artslast_img read more

LaLiga Set to Launch Global Start-up Competition

first_imgJavier Del Rio, Managing Director, LaLiga Nigeria also said “This project aims to create an innovative platform that will become a reference in cutting-edge technological solutions for sports fans across the world. We are committed to the development of the game and we believe technology is one of the positive ways to drive the growth of credible, accurate and fair football globally.”The main goal of the program is to create a gateway for Start-ups into the sports industry, helping start-ups to grow together through LaLiga and the GSIC. The competition will leverage areas such as:• Media: OTT, Broadcasting, Social Media, Digital Content, New Media, Digital Marketing, Second Screen, Graphics, Analytics, Piracy.• Fan Engagement: Fan Profiling, Social Media, eSports, Gamification, Social Listening, Community, Merchandising, VR/AR/MR, and Gaming.• Smart Venue: Security, Fan Experience, Ticketing, Fan Journey, Food & Beverage, Connectivity, Cashless Payment, Access Control and Guest Management.• Performance: Analytics, Wearable’s, Injury Prevention, Health and Lifestyle, Research.Others like Big Data, AI, and Machine LearningThe challenge will award The TOP 10 companies access to different LaLiga assets, depending on the business model and areas of opportunity. Assets may include: Access to Aggregated data of the competition, Access to Social media from LaLiga, HUB, PR, Branded Content, Expansion Plans (International Connection), Partners, Brand Association, Market research, Expertise / Knowledge of the competition, Test options in clubs, Internal VIP services, Advertising, Own events, actions with LaLiga Ambassadors, LaLiga Business School Training, etc. A link will also be generated with LaLiga and different options will be offered depending on the value of the Start-up: Integrate, Co-Invest, Acquisition or Collaborate.There will be no territorial limitation to participate in the competition, so any local or international start-up can participate. Through the start-up competition 2019, different activities will be organized for the successful applicants focusing on giving them visibility across the sports-tech industry.Applications for the competition will close by March 30th, 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liga de Futbol Professional (LaLiga) and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) have launched the “Start-up competition 2019 – The Original Inspiration Centre”, a new global competition to collaborate with the brightest and best start-ups and entrepreneurs in the information technology space.“Start-up Competition 2019 – The Original Inspiration Centre”, will focus on new and established start-ups, early-stage ventures or growth ventures from any sector, ambitious and capable management teams with products or services; and will provide the winners with the opportunity to apply their solutions to bring world class digital innovations aimed at positioning LaLiga as the leading tech league in the world. Ventures will need to be related with at least one of the following areas: media, fan engagement, smart venue and performance. Applications for the competition will close on March 30th, 2019.Speaking on the competition, Joris Evers, Global Communications Director, LaLiga said “we are excited about the start-up competition 2019. With this program, we are aiming to attract 10 relevant start-ups with innovative solutions that will bolster sports technology. The program will help start-ups develop solutions for the sports industry while taking their businesses to the global stage”.last_img read more