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ETHEL TIBBITS AWARDS: Adrienne Moore wins for Arts

Adrienne Moore (left) receives her Ethel Tibbits Award from Richmond Review editor Bhreandáin Clugston. - Rob Newell photo
Adrienne Moore (left) receives her Ethel Tibbits Award from Richmond Review editor Bhreandáin Clugston.
— image credit: Rob Newell photo

A champion of the arts for decades, Adrienne Moore realized the power of the arts to inspire while teaching at a school in Ireland.

While she retired from teaching in 1997, she developed an arts program for children with special needs.

The nominees were:

• Dawn Ewen—an accomplished ballet performer and choreographer, she’s a teacher at the Gateway Theatre Academy for the performing arts.

• Elsa Rojas-Marquez—a performer and promoter of Latin music, she helps fundraiser for non-profit groups and is known for her artistic flair and personality.

• Tara Nakano—an advocate for the arts who has volunteered at arts festivals, tutored children and served as the volunteer videographer at gala events.

• Ying Wang—the founder and artistic director of the Richmond International Film and Media Arts Festival, she brought her vision to quickly grow the event from its grass roots origins.

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