Hal G. RosenbluthQueens, New York (May 8, 2009)–Hal G. Rosenbluth, president of Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS), will be honored by the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA), at the organization’s 43rd Annual Benefit Fundraiser, ArtVenture.
The event, which will take place on May 14, 2009 at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens, celebrates creative and entrepreneurial individuals whose impact have added to the enhancement of Queens’ vibrant cultural community of artists.
“Hal has been a driving force in Queens for a long time, helping to redesign the cultural landscape of Astoria,” said Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, executive director of QCA. “Under his leadership of the nationally-landmarked Kaufman Astoria Studios, Hal has been instrumental in bringing important cultural institutions to our area, including the Frank Sinatra School of the Performing Arts and Museum of the Moving Image, as well as Kaufman Astoria Cinema, Starbucks and more, bringing growth, jobs and recognition to the area.”
“I am honored to be recognized by the Queens Council on the Arts, which is such an important organization to this community,” said Rosenbluth. “Their involvement in the arts continues to put Queens on the map for its creative and cultural roots.”
In addition to Rosenbluth, QCA will honor Peter Meyer, regional vice president of TD Bank, for his role in the explosive expansion of Commerce Bank into the Brooklyn/Queens market in 2002. Meyer, a native of Queens, is active in the community, serving on many non-profit and civic organizations, including the Queens Museum of Art, York College and the American Cancer Society.
This year’s awards will be original works of art by Reinaldo Sanguino, noted ceramic artist.
The mission of the Queens Council on the Arts is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support artists in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community. Sponsors of this year’s event include Kaufman Astoria Studios, TD Bank, Milad Construction Corporation and O’Connor Capital Partners LLC.
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