Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for the March 31 event.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has announced that the co-chairs of the 2016 Muse Awards will be Roe Green, patron of the arts and CEO of the Roe Green Foundation, and Christine Stiller, who serves as president and director of the Stiller Family Foundation. The Council also announced that tickets are now on sale, and sponsorship opportunities are now available for this highly anticipated event.
Co-chair Roe Green, a member of the Cultural Council board, has been a strong supporter of the Council since 2010 through initiatives including the Muse Awards, the Culture & Cocktails series and the Council’s “Building for our Future” capital campaign that led to naming the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store at the Council. Green received a special Muse Award in 2014 recognizing her contribution to the arts in Palm Beach County.
Co-chair Christine Stiller, a Cultural Council board member, has been active in the Cultural Council since 2013. Stiller supports the Council through annual giving, the “It’s What You See” luncheon series and the Cultural Council’s “Building for our Future” capital campaign.
Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council, said, “We are so grateful to 2016 Muse Awards co-chairs Roe Green and Christine Stiller for their steadfast support of culture in Palm Beach County, and for their stewardship of this important event for the arts in The Palm Beaches. The Muse Awards are a wonderful way to recognize the dedicated artists, arts leaders and volunteers in our community.”
Green said, “I am happy to co-chair the Muse Awards. I believe that the arts make us human, and keep us human. Without art, we become machines. I became involved with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County because it is a way to support all of the arts in our community.”
Stiller said, “I value the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County as a catalyst for discovery and learning that reaches out to all members of our diverse County. I’m honored to be co-chairing the Muse Awards, which recognize individuals who strive for excellence in the humanities and inspire others to do the same.”
The Muse Awards, to take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday evening, March 31, honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to arts and culture in The Palm Beaches. The event, attended by Palm Beach County’s cultural influencers, organizations and leaders, has been referred to as “the Tony Awards of the art world,” with its show-stopping performances and professional production. The show will be produced by Andrew Kato, producing artistic director and chief executive of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
The theme of the 2016 Muse Awards is “Everything Old is New Again.” The evening will celebrate the transition of our arts and cultural heritage in Palm Beach County from the 1900s to the present. The show will explore how art forms have been influenced by the changing times, the convergence of traditional and contemporary styles and the continuing growth of art and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®.
Proceeds raised from the Muse Awards support the Cultural Council’s ongoing programs including artist services, advocacy for cultural organizations and cultural field trips for students in underserved communities. Tickets to the 2016 Muse Awards are now on sale at palmbeachculture.com/muse. For sponsorship opportunities and further ticket information please contact Mary Lewis, director of development, at (561) 472-3340 or [email protected].
BIOGRAPHIES OF 2016 MUSE AWARDS CO-CHAIRS
Roe Green, arts patron and community activist, is Chief Executive Officer of the Roe Green Foundation. With a B.A. in theatre and communication from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in theatre from Kent State University, her experience in stage and business management includes Cain Park, The Cleveland Opera, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Green is President Emeritus of CAVORT, Inc. (Conference About Volunteers of Regional Theatre. She serves on the board of the Cleveland Play House where she is honorary producer of New Ground, a festival that showcases new work in the performing arts. Green is honorary producer for the new play workshop in Chautauqua, NY, emeritus member of the Foundation Board at Kent State University, and serves on the dean’s advisory board at the University of Colorado and on the President’s advisory council of Case Western Reserve University. She serves on the advisory board of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Kent State University Theatre and Porthouse Theatre boards. Green is on the International board of Governor’s for the Shaw Festival in Canada. She is also co-chair of the Israeli arts committee for the Jewish Federation in Cleveland, helping to bring in various art forms from Israel.
Green is responsible for the Roe Green Center for the performing arts at Kent State University, and has visiting artist and director’s series at Kent State University and University of Colorado. She is responsible for the Green House, a battered-women’s shelter in Ohio.
Green is the recipient of the 2009 Ohio Arts Council’s Governor’s Arts Patron award, the President’s medallion from Kent State University, and awards from the Cleveland Play House, University of Colorado, and Maltz Jupiter Theatre. She received the Dramatist Guild Fund award for her work with new plays in 2013, and was recently named the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Palm Beach County Chapter. Ms. Green, an avid theatregoer and traveler to over 160 countries, was a competitive ballroom dancer for more than 12 years.
Christine Grennan Stiller is president of the Stiller Family Foundation, where she creates scholarship opportunities for high school and college students and supports educational programs for children. Stiller is a board member of the Town of Palm Beach United Way, and serves a member of its allocations committee.
Stiller is an accomplished businesswoman, having established a sport horse breeding business in Vermont. As coordinator of the Area 1 Young Riders Association, Stiller captured gold and silver medals at the North American championships. In addition, Stiller is founder and president of the Adventure Girls of Vermont. She has served as a board member of the United Way of Chittenden County, VT, and was active on its allocations committee.
Stiller was born in the Bronx and attended Hunter College in New York City. She worked as an International Flight Attendant for Trans World Airlines (TWA) from 1968 to 1983. She has resided in Lausanne, Switzerland and Rome, Italy.
She is married to Robert Stiller, founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
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