MOCA Local Genius Awards

16Apr2016
265 S. Church Ave.

MOCA Local Genius Awards

265 S. Church Ave.

The 2016 Museum of Contemporary Art Local Genius Awards are going to a group of four individuals who have made significant impacts globally in their fields. The awards will be presented April 16 to honorees Brad Lancaster, Dr. Andrew Weil, Mort Rosenblum and Ofelia Cepeda. Lancaster is an expert in rainwater harvesting and water management. Rosenblum is writer who has reported from all seven continents. Weil is a pioneer of integrative medicine. Zepeda is a linguistics professor at the University of Arizona specializing in the preservation of the Tohono O’odham language. “This year’s recipients are leaders and innovators in their fields and have influenced and changed the lives of countless people around the globe,” said Courtney Johnson, board president of the Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA was founded in 1999, and the local genius awards have been presented annually since 2009. The awards will be presented at MOCA’s annual gala at the museum, 265 S. Church Ave., and will include cocktails, an auction, dinner under the stars, the awards program and dancing. The event will be catered by MOCA Local Genius Emeritus Janos Wilder, of Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails and the Carriage House. Co-chairs are Kim Bourn and Randi Dorman. The invitation says “dress to impress.”

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