The Numerica Performing Arts Center proudly announces the 2018 Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award winners: SUZANNE CARR as the recipient in the professional division and CYNTHIA BROWN as the recipient in the volunteer division. Carr will be recognized at the Numerica Festival of Trees’ Friday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on November 16 at 7:00pm. Brown will be recognized at the Saturday production of Holiday Spice at the Numerica PAC on November 17 at 1:00pm. Holiday Spice is sponsored by Richard and Connie Hoffmann.
The Stanley Lifetime Achievement Awards were designed in 2002 to honor the life-long arts and culture commitment of Mr. Bob Stanley. The winners will be publicly recognized during the two performances of Holiday Spice with a Haglund’s Trophies custom plaque and medallion.
Suzanne Carr – Professional Division
Suzanne Carr brought a passion for music and specifically the flute to the Wenatchee Valley. Over the years that she has lived here, she has continued to encourage, especially adult flutists, with opportunities for life-long learning. Her current private adult flute students continue to be encouraged by her teaching and to show such an enthusiasm for continued growth. Her adult flute choir, The Columbia River Community Flute Choir, welcomes all adult flutists to continue their experience as flute players.
In addition to her work with beginning band students in Leavenworth, Cashmere and Wenatchee, as well as an International School in what is now Myanmar, she has willingly participated in the Valley’s arts community as a performer, conductor, and teacher. The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia River Music Conservatory, Music Theatre of Wenatchee, Musikkapelle Leavenworth and Wenatchee Valley College have all benefited from her enthusiasm and willingness to bring music to everyone.
Cynthia Brown – Volunteer Division
Cynthia Brown has produced, directed and performed in theater, musical theater, and improvisational comedy since 1991, working with Mission Creek Players, Music Theatre of Wenatchee, Apple City Improv, Donegan/Fox Productions, Leavenworth Summer Theater, Amberleaf Players and other. She was part of the Original Lip Sync Committee that raised thousands for local Charities during the 80’s and 90’s. She has been part of the production team behind Community Halloween Haunted House events since 2002. She has been the Drama Club Advisor, director and producer for Eastmont High School since 2012. Her husband Milo builds beautiful theatrical sets, and her daughter Althea is an artist who creates gorgeous promotional materials for all her productions. She has four beautiful and talented grandchildren.
Former Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
A Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is someone who has left a profoundly positive and lasting impression on the arts in Central Washington.
Leslie McEwen (2017), Scott Bailey (2016), Terry Valdez (2015), Dan Jackson (2014), Keith Sexson (2013), Tamera Lopushinsky (2012), Glenn Kelley (2011), Jan Cook Mack (2010), John and Susan Wagner (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Beth Jensen (2007), Sherry Krebs (2006), Pam Cole (2005), Richard Lapo (2004), Edward Sands (2003)
Gina Jans (2017), Ron Lodge (2016), Adele Wolford (2015), Marilyn Everhart (2014), Sue Lawson (2013), Rudi Pauly (2012), Terry Johnson (2011), Sherry Schreck (2010), Paul Atwood (2009), Harriett Bullitt (2008), Glenn Isaacson (2007), Arlene Jones (2006), Jane Hensel (2005), Gary Montague (2004), Wilfred and Kathy Woods (2003), Joan Shelton Mason & Ruth Allan (2002)
Holiday Spice information and tickets at www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.org, 509-663-ARTS, or Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center, 123 N Wenatchee Avenue. The media sponsors for this event are NCW Media, Wenatchee Business Journal, and Sunny FM.