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Displaying Eeyore,pooh,and Piglet.JPGThere’s an evening of stunning art, graceful performances, and grand awards just around the corner! The Newton Cultural Alliance’s Ovations 2014 Gala is on Saturday, April 5 at 7pm at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre. Host Ed Harding (WCVB) and awards presenter Congressman Joe Kennedy will guide the glittery evening.

NCA is awarding three honorees with distinctions. The creator award is being presented to the indomitable sculptor and Newton native, Nancy Schön; Historic Newton, who recently opened the Durant-Kenrick Homestead, will accept the non-profit award; and WS Development is being recognized for its patronage of Newton’s arts + culture, highlighted at their Chestnut Hill property, THE STREET.

If you don’t recognize Nancy’s name, you surely know her work. She is the artist behind Make Way for Ducklings in the Boston Public Garden, the Tortoise and the Hare in Copley Square and the Winnie the Pooh characters at Newton Free Library as well as many other creations throughout the United States and worldwide. She is a sparkling, energetic woman with delightful and poignant philosophies entwined in her works. Surprisingly, Nancy hasn’t been publicly honored for her accomplishments in Newton and NCA is thrilled to be the first.

In addition the awards presentation, gala attendees will be treated to a visual arts gallery powered by Newton Open Studios as well as an unforgettable performance of Alice in Wonderland by the New Philharmonia Orchestra and the Boston Ballet School.

If you’d like to attend the gala and show your support for arts, culture and your community tickets start at $50. For more information and to order tickets online, visit http://ovations2014.brownpapertickets.com

 







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