Sphinx Virtuosi Helping Celebrate ASC Honors

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This year, ASC celebrates the second class of ASC Honor recipients. Helping celebrate this group of exceptionally creative individuals is the renowned Sphinx Virtuosi.

ASC partnered with the Charlotte Symphony to bring Sphinx, a Detroit based ensemble comprised of alumni from the Sphinx Competition for young African American and Latino string players, for an evening recognizing eight creative and outstanding individuals who, through their work, have impacted Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community.

Sphinx Virtuosi

ASC Honors, given every three years, recognizes individuals whose lifetime contributions have distinguished them and enriched the cultural and social history of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

The 2012 recipients are Robert Corbin, Science; Clara Jones, Music; Wesley Mancini, Design; Dan Morrill, History; and Kathy Reichs, Literature. ASC Honors also recognizes lifetime achievement in teaching arts, science and history to students through The Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Awards. The 2012 recipients are Byron Baldwin, Art; Andrew West, History; and Libby Withrow, Science. The recipients, recognized on Oct. 16, will receive a bronze medallion by N.C. artist Joanna Goldberg along with a cash award.

The 2012 honorees join the 2008 inaugural class of ASC honorees that include Dr. Francis Robicsek, Science; Steve Crump, History and Filmmaking; Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Dance; Herb Jackson, Visual Art; and Arthur Smith, Music.

“Our community is fortunate to have creative individuals who live, work and have made a significant impact in arts, science and history in our community,” said ASC President Scott Provancher. “From Clara Jones transforming her West Charlotte home into a piano studio, housing 26 pianos, to teach hundreds of students to Libby Withrow, an educator who engages students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools the field of science every day, ASC is proud to honor them along with the other recipients for their contributions to our cultural community.”

ASC Honors is Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m. in the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved here.