Bev Grant is honored with BAXten Artist in Progress Award

July 19, 2006
Bev Grant, director of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, has been selected to receive an HONORARY BAXten ARTS AND ARTISTS IN PROGRESS AWARD. These awards, now in their sixth year, have been designed to honor individuals in the arts who have revealed and transformed our creative world. By instigating and enduring change the have deepened the definition of their field and paved the way for others.

Bev is a local resident -cultural activist, singer/songwriter – founder and Director Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. She is also cultural director for the Northeast Regional University Association of Labor Educators Summer School for Union women, and recorded four albums. She has done all this, maintaining her deep love and commitment to her community – has lived in Park Slope for over 30 years, raising two daughters and is now a grandmother of two. Bev believes that any woman can sing – and established the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus to do that. The group has weekly rehearsals at The Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society and has resulted in a creative explosion.

The BAXten arts and artists in progress awards are unique. There are awards for people in arts education, awards for performing artists, awards for people who are highly visible and “famous”. The BAXten awards are for people who do the real work, make a real difference, create change, pave the way for others.

Visit the Brooklyn Arts Exchange website at www.bax.org

2005 AWARDEES

Elise Bernhardt, Toshi Reagon – Honorary
Judith Sloan, Carl Hancock Rux – Artists
Sharon Dunn, Andrew Jannetti – Arts Education
Norma Munn, Kristin Marting – Arts Management

2004 AWARDEES

Liz Koch – Honorary
Clarinda Mac Low, Elizabeth Streb – Artists
Maurine Knighton, Craig Peterson – Arts Management
Sister Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, Joan Finkelstein – Arts Education

2003 AWARDEES
Marie Artesi – Honorary
Meredith Monk, Jennifer Miller – Artists
David Pleasant, Jackie Chang – Arts Education
Nathan Elbogen, Martha Wilson – Arts Management

2002 AWARDEES
Susan Glass – Honorary
Reno, Marlies Yearby – Artists
Martha Bowers, Ana Maria Alvarez – Arts Education
Ellie Covan, Virginia (Ginny) Louloudes – Arts Management

2001 AWARDEES
Regina Hawkey – Honorary
Peggy Shaw & Hank Smith – Artists
Sandra Stratton-Gonzalez and Greg McCaslin – Arts Education
Steve Gross and Mikki Shepard – Arts Management

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