Lorén Spears, wins the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities!
Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities will honor Tom Roberts, Lorén Spears, Providence Children’s Film Festival, and Marta Martínez, at the 2016 Celebration of the Humanities. Tom Roberts, founding executive director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, will receive the Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities. Lorén Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum will be awarded the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities. The Innovation in the Humanities Award will be presented to Providence Children’s Film Festival, and Marta Martínez, executive director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, will receive the Public Humanities Scholar Award.
“It is thrilling to celebrate the work of these outstanding leaders enhancing our community,” said Elizabeth Francis, executive director of the Humanities Council. “Their outstanding work exemplifies our 2016 theme, Amplify, which highlights how the humanities heighten awareness of voices and stories that need to be heard, resonate with current issues and future possibilities, and magnify connections between economy, community, and culture."