Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards

Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards honored former Trinity Rep artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Jeffrey Osborne with the 2014 New England Pell Award and nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter with the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards event was held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep followed by a reception at the Providence Public Library. Check out the photos below!

The ceremony included a tribute to Nuala Pell, who recently passed away after serving as honorary co-chair of the awards for many years. Upwards of 300 guests attended the event, raising over $120,000 for the theater.

The theater's annual gala was co-chaired by Clay Pell and Michelle Kwan alongside Barbara and Larry Schoenfeld. Together with business, political and social leaders, guests at the creative black tie affair mixed and mingled while enjoying delicious food provided byRussell Morin Fine Catering with desserts by Carina e Dolce while they danced to the music of The Michelle Cruz Quartet.

This year's awards ceremony acknowledged the recent passing of Nuala Pell who generously served as honorary co-chair of the Pell Awards for some time. The Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island and the New England region as well as on the national level. Throughout his life, Senator Pell worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965, and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee.

For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep's website at www.trinityrep.com.

Photo Credit: Mark Turek

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Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Desserts by Carina e Dolce

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Honorees Jeffrey Osborne, ShaRon Jenkins, Mary Paula Hunter and Richard Jenkins

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Event co-chairs Barbara and Larry Schoenfeld with Lifetime Achievement honoree Richard Jenkins

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Trinity Rep associate artistic director Tyler Dobrowsky and artistic director Curt Columbus

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Lifetime Achievement in the Arts honorees Sharon and Richard Jenkins

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Jeffrey Osborne

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Mary Paula Hunter

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Trinity Rep Executive Director Michael Gennaro, Campaign Chair Suzanne Magaziner and Board Chair Jon Duffy

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Jack Martin and Lisa Doucet-Albert

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Susan Clausen, Bert Crenca and guests from AS220

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Josh Short, Wrenn Goodrum and Jo-an Peralta

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Awards
Whitney White

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