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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 5, 2000, Altoona, Pennsylvania GOVERNOR’S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS Thursday, October 5,2000 AWARDS /Local artist’s work displayed in theater Altoona Mirror ■ Page AS (Continued from Page Al) That was the sentiment felt throughout the theater. “[It’s like the] Christening of the Mishler Theatre — it helps to take preservation and translate it into real meaning for people’s lives,” said Carol Duffee, Bellefonte mayor. Portraits of each of the people who received awards, painted by local artist Joe Servello, hung above the stage at the Mishler where Winter introduced each of the awardees and treated the audience to several musical pieces during the evening. “They represent not just the art of Pennsylvania, they are the heart of Pennsylvania,” Winter said of this year’s award winners. Grace Hampton, a visual arts professor at Penn State University, said she was impressed with the quality of artists selected. “In addition to the quality of work there seems to be real effort to go beyond art to find artists who are also humanitarians,” she said. Other winners from the Governor’s Awards for the Arts included: ■ Chaim Potok, ordained Rabbi and renowned novelist received the Distinguished Arts Award. When asked why young people should participate in the arts, Potok said, “Because it will open their eyes, fill their hearts with new visions of life and make them appreciate the responsibilities they have toward the future.” ■ Lily Yeh, Philadelphia, founder and Director of the Village of Arts and Humanities was presented with The Arts Leadership and Service Award. She started 14 years ago by turning a vacant lot into a place of beauty and art for the residents of Northern Philadelphia. ■ Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, Philadelphia, and Howard and Vira I. Heinz, Pittsburgh, received Patron of the Year Awards. Meyer Potamkin shared his story of patronage beginning in 1951, when he helped a young artist, whose painting he had purchased, by finding him a better paying job during evening hours so the artist could spend his days painting. Maxwell King, Heinz Endowments executive director, accepted Patron of the Year Award for the Heinz family. Mirror staff writer Mia Rohart can be reached at 949-7030. Mirror photos by Kelly Bennett Top right: Paul Winter, a 1996 Governor’s Award recipient and the master of ceremonies for the 2000 event, plays his saxophone during one of his performances with The Paul Winter Consort. Above: LaVaughn Robinson tap-danced for his acceptance speech after receiving the Artist of the Year (The Hazlett Memorial Award) for his dance career. At right: Gov. Tom Ridge (center) holds hands with Vivian Potamkin as her husband, Meyer, accepts the patron Award for her and himself. MISHLER /Theater is a well-kept secret (Continued from Page Al) “I like it,” he said. “I like it because it’s not real big. I would give it alo.” But the floor, he said, was not made for tap dancers like himself. Robinson wowed the audience with his fleetness of foqt after receiving the award. The quicker-than-quick tapping seemed to defy' gravity, but it would have been more rewarding on a wood floor, he said. “I like wooden floors,” he said. The stage of the Mishler isn’t wood. But it’s a beautiful theater, he said. There’s no getting around that. Such is the charm of the Mishler. The theater was completely renovated in 1992, three decades after a demolition crew took it to pieces. Before that, in 1905, the Mishler survived a major fire. It has played host to such legends as Josephine Baker and W.C. Fields. Their spirits, said Winter, still are in the balcony boxes and green rooms and ticket offices. It’s a well-kept secret. “I didn’t even know this was here,” said Ann Shields, a museum curator who came to the ceremony from State College. “But I’ll be back.” Such is the charm of the Mishler. Zen Silva has lived in Paris, New York and Washington, D.C. She’s only seen a few theaters as beautiful as the Mishler. A Fulbright scholar teaching dance and theater at Penn State, Silva hails originally from Brazil. She loved the show, and she loved the Mishler. “I mean, everything’s just so perfect,” she said. “It really brings to us this century of life and beauty and art and architecture.” Such is the charm of the Mishler, “This is something to be preserved forever,” Silva said. Mirror staff writer Kevin Oft can be reached at 94& 7457. EXTRA HOURS! 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