Please join us for the 5th annual Dairy Center Honors event--Boulder's opportunity to recognize five individuals or institutions that have made significant contributions to the arts in Boulder County. Enjoy captivating performances, Heavy hors d'oeuvres, and dessert as we celebrate the rich cultural resources of the Boulder arts community and lift up examples of excellence and inspiration. Two drinks are included in the price of each ticket.
Dairy Center Honors 2018 Honorees
Jerry Aronson is an award-winning filmmaker, film instructor, and photographer. In 1973 he was instrumental in creating the award-winning Film Production Department at the University of Colorado and in 2006 won the University of Colorado Award for Teaching. His films include the Academy Award-nominated film The Divided Trail in 1978, The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg in 1993, and a six-hour documentary miniseries-America's Music: The Roots of Country in 1996. In 2012 he produced the Academy Award short listed and Emmy winning Chasing Ice. He was a freelance photographer from 1960 to 1980 covering a broad range of subjects in music and politics, and has recently organized his body of photography and released it for wider distribution. Twice a winner of the Daily Camera Pacesetter Award, Jerry continues to impact the Boulder arts community.
Robert Gatewood, a novelist and screenwriter, is the founder and Executive Director of Boulder Writing Studio which he founded to support emerging local voices and connect the community through the literary arts. Since 2010, Boulder Writing Studio has been helping children and adult writers find their voice, tell their stories, and share them with the world in a supportive environment. Robert’s acclaimed novel, The Sound of the Trees, garnered grants from the MacArthur and Whiting Foundations and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. A former teacher at the University of Colorado and literary editor at Traffic East, Robert brings 15 years of teaching and writing experience to the Boulder writing community.
Joan Markowitz was born in New York and has resided in Boulder since 1978. She received her BA from Hunter College in 1967 and her MA from CU-Boulder in 1998. She is a former gallery owner, was involved in the planning stages of open studios, and the dairy center for the arts, was curator of the virtual Women of the West Museum, career management consultant for artists, collection acquisition manager, and was co-executive director/senior curator of BMoCA from 2005 to 2010. She was a member of the CU Arts and Advisory Council, and of the committee for the selection of public art in the city of Boulder. She was a steering committee member of HOVAB, a history of the visual arts in Boulder,and curator of two of HOVAB’s 2016 exhibits- Evolving Visions of Land and Landscape in BMoCA , and Sharks Ink in Macky Auditorium. She is an independent curator.
Mary Wohl Haan
Modern dancer and choreographer, Mary Wohl Haan, is the artistic director of Boulder’s HAAN Dances. Since moving to Boulder in 1990, her creative work and production have garnered both local and regional recognition. She has an MFA degree in choreography from the University of Utah, and has taught in colleges and universities across the country. She is an active member of the Colorado dance community, serving on a variety of arts service organizations, as well as grant panels and adjudications for awards in Colorado, Oregon, and New York. Currently, she is Coordinator of the Boulder Arts Commission’s Dance Bridge, a resource and networking project for dance and the Boulder community.
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras
The Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras (GBYO), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1984. It serves over 130 elementary, middle and high school students in an after-school program consisting of four ensembles--two orchestras, one string orchestra and a wind ensemble. There is an annual concerto competition for soloists and qualified students perform in several chamber ensembles. At a time when public school music gets very little financial support the GBYO fills a great void. It provides motivated and talented students a platform to perform with their musical peers, expands their learning experience and introduces them to great music literature.