March 3, 2008, New York City. Guild Hall hosted their 23rd
Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards, honoring Mel Brooks, Joe
Pintauro, David Salle and
Robert F.X. Sillerman at the Rainbow Room in NYC.
Guild Hall’s Academy of the Artsl presented honorees with
awards for their work in Performing Arts, Literary Arts,
Visual Arts and Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors at
23rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts was formed in 1985.
The membership has grown to over 200, a truly incredible
assemblage of internationally recognized artists emanating
from a relatively small community. Award recipients have been
selected by ballot by the entire Academy membership. Among the
lifetime honorees are Ben Bradlee, Alec Baldwin, April
Gornik, Stephen Spielberg, Betty Freidan, Billy Joel, Lauren
Bacall, Paul Simon, Wendy Wasserstein and many others in
the fields of visual arts, literary arts and performing arts.
Guild Hall, located in East Hampton, NY, is the
first center in the United States to provide a museum,
theater and community meeting place under one roof. Since
1931, Guild Hall has engaged the community in cultural events
that embrace all the arts and has been a home to the artistic
community. Guild Hall’s intimate galleries showcase emerging
and contemporary artists who have lived and worked in the
region including some of the world’s most celebrated painters,
sculptors, photographers and graphic artists. The John Drew
Theater hosts theatrical luminaries on its jewel box
proscenium stage, under a blue-and-white-striped tent-like
ceiling that sweeps up to a chandelier of glass balloons.
Guild Hall’s Boots Lamb Education Center provides a learning
nexus for schools, cultural groups and individuals through
studio courses and workshops, lectures, panels, events, film
screenings, play readings, group meetings and art and theater
classes of all kinds.
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