27th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
WAS HELD AUGUST 12thAT PARAMOUNTPICTURES
HOLLYWOOD U.S.A. The HollywoodArts Council’s 27th AnnualChildren’s Festival of the Arts was held Sunday, August 12th from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at Paramount PicturesStudio, 5555 Melrose Ave.
This Free Children’s Festival was a day-long celebrationof the arts and culture in Hollywood.The festivities included a full schedule of performances featuring avariety of music and dance from around the world that entertained the entire family. Performers included Korean Dancers, Jim Gamble’s Marionette Puppets, Folkloric Dance, Russian Entertainment Unlimited, the Stunt Kids of Hollywood and other surprises. An assortment of art workshops with professional artists provided children the opportunity to create their own art pieces to take home, in a variety of styles including Japanese windsocks, artist’s trading cards, dream catchers, puppets, festive masks, and more! Looney Toons' characters Bugs Bunny courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain was also in attendance! There were face painters and many other surprises that delighted young and old alike.
The festival is presented by the Hollywood Arts Council and is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Paramount Pictures, Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Discover Hollywood, Wells Fargo, Sunset Gower + Sunset Bronson Studios, Barnsdall Arts, Kaiser Permanente- Los Angeles Medical Center,Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Utrecht Art Supplies, Council member Tom LaBonge and Council President Eric Garcetti.
The Hollywood Arts Council is a community-based organization founded in1978 to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Hollywood. The free annual Children’s
Festivalof the Arts is one of many projects and events presented by the Council to
enhancethe quality of life in the city. The Council’s projects also include ProjectSOAR
(StudentsOvercoming All Risks), an after school art program presented in Hollywood area elementary schools. The Hollywood ArtsCouncil’s funders include the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of LosAngeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Paramount Pictures, Dwight Stuart YouthFoundation, Bank of America Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, HollywoodChamber of Commerce Foundation, Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council, andthe Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council.
Paramount Studios is located at 5555 Melrose Avenuebetween Van Ness Avenueand Gower Street.Enter at Bronson Gate, where there will be ample free parking on site. For moreinformation, call (323) 871-ARTS or visit us at www.hollywoodartscouncil.org.
Hollywood,CA – The Hollywood Arts Council presented their 26th Annual CharlieAwards in the historic newly refurbished Blossom Room of the HollywoodRoosevelt Hotel, home of the first Academy AwardsÒ ceremony, at a Sold Out luncheon on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Nyla Arslanian, President of the HollywoodArts Council said: “We raised $75,000 at the event which will benefit the Council’s arts programs for underserved children in the community. This is a challenging year economically, but our kids’ art programs must continue; Hollywood’s at-risk children can’t wait for times to get better. We are very grateful to our 250 event attendees and sponsors for their generous support.”
The Hollywood Arts Council’s 26th Annual Charlie Awards was Co-Chaired by Nancy J Brown (Hollywood Arts Council Vice President and Executive Director, Bethany Towers SeniorResidence) and Ira Handelman (Owner,Handelman Consulting). ABC7 Television’s George Pennacchio served as Emcee at the event.
The Annual Charlie Awards help support Project S.O.A.R. (StudentsOvercoming All Risks), the Hollywood Arts Council’s After School Art Workshopsheld in eight Hollywood area elementary schools, and its Annual Free Children’sFestival of the Arts held at Paramount Pictures. The Council’s Charlie Awards are presentedannually to honor individuals and companies for significant contributions tothe arts and Hollywood.
Charlie Awards were presented in seven categories:
Inaugural Television Arts Award: JAMES BURROWS,
Entertainment Arts Award: CIRQUE DUSOLEIL’Sâ “IRIS”,
Cultural Arts Award: FEAST OF SAN GENNARO LOSANGELES,
Theatre Arts Award: THE RICARDO MONTALBANTHEATRE,
Hollywood Arts Award: HOLLYWOODCENTER STUDIOS and a
Special Recognition: ERIC GARCETTI. Celebrity Award Presenters included:
Maria Conchita Alonso,
Mariette Hartley, and
Event Sponsors included: Gold: Author Services, Handelman Consulting, Pacific Federal and ParamountPictures; Silver: Chaz DeanStudio; Bronze: COPCommunications, Classic Arts Showcase, Community Redevelopment Agency, Discover Hollywood Magazine, MadameTussauds Hollywood, Sunset Gower & Sunset Bronson Studios, The Walt DisneyCompany and the Laura & Larry Worchell Foundation; Table Sponsors: American Airlines, AREA Developers, Art LaboeFoundation, Bethany Towers, Global Icons, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Iron Mountain, Millennium Partners/Argent Ventures, MorleyConstruction, Renaissance Hotel and Robertson Properties.
The distinguishedlist of Award Recipients and VIPS in attendance included: Nyla Arslanian, Oscar P. Arslanian, Nancy J Brown, Ira Handelman, Rowena Adalid, Louis Alvarado, MollyBarnes, Louie Cruz Beltran, Teresa Bourgoise,Tony Clark, Carol Connors, Chaz Dean, Michelle Gardner, Dick Gee, JohnGallogly, JohnGoodwin, Jack Holland, Eddie Inturat, Gunhild Jacobs, Adrian Jones, SriwongAyasit Koziel, Joni Labaqui,Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Leslie Lambert, Kate Linder, Neil Linssen, AnastasiaMann, Chanchanit Martorell, Bill McCarthy, Elizabeth McDonald, Charley Mims, Patti Negri, George Pennacchio, CarmelitaPittman, Drew Potton, Senator Curran D. Price, Jr., Joe Roche, Anita Rosenberg, Rachel Rosenthal, Michael Rotondi, Phil Royle, Howard Samuels, VahidSapir, Deanna-Marie Smith, Jerry Sroka, Stella Stevens, Tera Uhlinger, JuneWayne, Harvey Schwartz, ToddTalbott, Mary Willard and Larry and LauraWorchell.
Oscar Arslanian served as Producer of the event. The luncheon was catered by staff at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Centerpieces were provided by Fancy Nancy. Jim Lichnerowicz and Gavin Minton of CrestDigital provided the Awards Video Compilation. A Roland Piano was provided by Hollywood Piano Company. There was a raffle for two round-triptickets on American Airlines, asponsor of the Charlie Awards. Waxfigures of actors, Charlie Chaplin,Julia Roberts and Johnny Deppwere provided by Madame TussaudsHollywood.
An Online Auction was also held through www.biddingforgood.com/hollywoodartscouncil. Among the 80donors of auction items were: AmericanIdol, CBS Productions, CSI: Miami,Dancing With The Stars, The GeffenPlayhouse, The Hollywood Palladium, The Laugh Factory, L.A. Zoo, Miceli’sRestaurant, Pantages Theatre, Paramount Pictures, Sea World, See’sCandies, Starline Tours and Universal Studios.
The Hollywood Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an action-oriented organization that worksfor the benefit of the Hollywood communitythrough the arts. Strongly linked to theCouncil’s purpose to promote, nurtureand support the arts is the belief that the arts revitalize people as wellas communities. Since 2000, ProjectS.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), its after-school art program hasgrown significantly serving over 1,500 children annually in eight Hollywoodarea elementary schools. The Councilalso sponsors the annual Children’sFestival of the Arts held the second Sunday of August at Paramount Pictures, andpromotes the arts through a daily artscalendar of arts activities published in Discover Hollywoodmagazine and on its website www.discoverhollywood.com.