The ArtsWorcester Award goes annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the arts and culture of this city. Stephen DiRado, Professor of Practice in Visual and Performing Arts at Clark University, is a renowned photographer, beloved teacher, and mentor to generations of Worcester artists. His generosity of spirit, time, and effort is legendary. Please join us at our Annual Meeting, Friday, September 9, at 6:00 PM, to celebrate him and his gifts. The Annual Meeting will be followed immediately by the artists’ receptions for Material Needs and The Pace of Nature.

Photo courtesy of Frank Armstrong.