On Saturday, four recipients of Pennsylvania’s annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts were announced, honoring outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizations, cultural leaders, and patrons who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts. The 2014 honorees include composer Jennifer Higdon (Philadelphia), whose works have been performed by numerous U.S. orchestras and whose Violin Concerto received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Also named are Robert Qualters (Pittsburgh), a painter, installation artist, and printmaker; the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh); Myron Hay Tomb, Esq. (Indiana), an arts-education advocate; and Mark E. Pasquerilla (Johnstown), a philanthropist who has supported organizations including the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Opera. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will present the awards on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., at the Fisher Auditorium of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center.
Posted July 30, 2014