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“Might Joe” Award Recipients to be Honored at 2020 Gala

Each year, Joe’s Movement Emporium recognizes movers and shakers in our Joe’s universe with the “Mighty Joe” awards. These individuals make Joe’s programs possible. This March 28, 2020 at 7 pm Joe’s celebrates 25 Years and Beyond of inspiring creative community development through diverse cultural experiences with the out-of-this-world Futuristic Glam Gala in its Mount Rainier, MD facility.

The 2020 Mighty Joe Awards will be presented during this interstellar event in the Meyer Performance Theater. Liftoff is Saturday, March 28th at 7 pm. Sponsorships and tickets to this out-of-space-themed event, are now available at www.joesmovement.org/glam. Glam Rock Fabulous, Afro-Futuristic Fierce, Star Trek Stunning,  Super Hero Chic costumes encouraged.

Courtesy of Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Recipients of the 2020 Mighty Joe awards include:

Alan and Carol Binstock Artists, Activists, Neighbors
Local Sculptor, Alan, and former Gateway Community Development Corporation Office Manager, Carol, are longtime residents of Mount Rainier. This extraordinary yoga-powered couple’s commitment to Joe’s and the community at large brings positive momentum to every project of which they are a part.  They have been present at Joe’s for all of our glorious 25 years: attending events, introducing people to our work, and stopping in for friendship and gossip.

Peter Siegel, Landex Development
Principal and CEO of Landex Development, Peter formed a public/private partnership to develop a mixed-use area in Brentwood, MD. Known as Artist’s Row, it is synergetic with the Gateway Arts District physically, economically, and socially. Landex worked with the community and local artists throughout the planning and development inside and outside the property. 3,000 square-feet of the property has been set aside to be used as artist studios. He has been a generous contributor to On Stage at Joe’s performance series.

Howard Stone, Prince George’s County Council
Howard, Director of Government Operations of Prince George’s County Council, has been a long-time champion of Joe’s; especially cultivating leaders through Leadership Greater Washington. He is known as the “Mayor of Prince George’s County” and has supported the growth and capacity in the county’s nonprofit sector.  He has served on many boards, chaired committees and spearheaded policies that uplift all Prince Georgians. Howard recommended Joe’s for the first round of a ground-breaking capacity building project for a small handful of nonprofit organizations in our county.

Rhonda Dallas, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council
Rhonda, Executive Director, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, is a visionary arts administrator, public art curator and creative entrepreneur who believes in the transformative power of the arts. Her mission is to expand arts opportunities in Prince George’s County by building sustainable infrastructure, targeted alliances, and policy-driven advocacy. Rhonda has funded and sponsored many of Joe’s programs and events, as well as supporting our Artist Partners in performances, exhibits, and arts education.

(via Joe’s Movement Emporium. Photo courtesy of Joe’s Movement Emporium.)