Redlands Bowl Performing Arts to Honor Clara Mae Clem as “Hero of the Arts” for 2017-2018 at Annual Dinner
Redlands, CA- Redlands Bowl Performing arts (RBPA) will honor Clara Mae Clem as the “Hero of the Arts” at its Annual Dinner on Thursday, February 22, 2018. This prestigious award is being presented to Clara Mae Clem in appreciation for her many years of contributions to the community as a longtime supporter of the arts.
“I can’t think of anyone better to honor than Clara as we celebrate the announcement of the 95th season. It is an honor to serve as president during this landmark year,” says incoming Redlands Bowl Performing Arts President Patty S. Holohan.
“The RBPA Annual Dinner is such a wonderful evening of celebration as we announce the 2018 Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival season and honor our Hero of the Arts. We are so very happy to honor Clara Mae Clem this year. Clara is our wonderful gift to our whole community and she has been dear friend to the Bowl for many years,” says Beverly Noerr, Executive Director of Redlands Bowl Performing Arts.
Clara Mae Clem
Clara Mae Clem is a fourth generation Redlands native who has given generously to many Redlands organizations.
Clara Mae Clem graduated from the University of Redlands in 1948 with a degree in Education and taught at McKinley Elementary School for nearly 40 years. Clara managed her family’s import gift shop and continued the family tradition of entrepreneurial thinking and sound investing. Today she continues to manage business interests throughout the United States.
Clara was a founding member of the Redlands Cultural Arts foundation and has served on the Redlands Historical and Scenic Preservation Commission. She has been a great supporter of the Redlands Heritage Auxiliary of the Assistance League, the Redlands Symphony and Redlands Bowl Performing Arts. She has sponsored many Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival performances and was instrumental in the completion of the Mission Gables Bowl House. She worked on the Smiley Public Library Expansion Committee and she recently donated property to the new Museum of Redlands. She was honored by the Redlands Town and Gown in 1988 as a Woman of Distinction.
Beyond the City of Redlands, she helped found the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now the Segerstrom Center for the Arts), supports Hoag Hospital, the Laguna Beach Art Museum, the YMCA, the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley, Idaho and so much more.
At the University of Redlands, she served for years on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Pacesetters Fundraising Committee, and as a member of the Redlands Admissions Assistance Program helping recruit the best and brightest students to the University. She was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Redlands.
The RBPA Annual Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Redlands Country Club on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The program will include the announcement of the 95th Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival season as well as the announcement of the theme for the annual Bowl Associates gala benefit. Attendees will be treated to a program of Broadway love songs, including selections from the 2018 musical, Beauty and the Beast. There will also be a special guest appearance by Dustin Ceithamer, actor from the upcoming movie Marvel’s X-Men: The New Mutants.
For more information please contact the Redlands Bowl office at (909) 793-7316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be purchased at www.redlandsbowl.org or by calling the Bowl office.
Redlands Bowl Performing Arts Announces New Board of Directors
Redlands, CA – Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (RBPA) is pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors and officers. The board’s newly elected officers are: President, Patty Holohan; Vice President, Rachelle Bussell; Treasurer, Joe Horzen; Secretary, Melodee Seccombe; Member-at- Large, Mark Flory.
“I am very honored to serve as president of Redlands Bowl Performing Arts. I believe that the arts are an integral part of society and I greatly support the Bowl’s mission of ‘Music for Everyone.’ We are looking forward to a great year and our 95th summer season at the Bowl in 2018,” said newly-elected President Patty Holohan.
“The RBPA staff is excited to work with this amazing board team to serve our community in presenting outstanding music and dance programs for the 95th season of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival,” said RBPA Executive Director Beverly Noerr.
John J. Estrada
Redlands Bowl Performing Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that presents 18-20 concerts annually through the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, for no admission charge. In addition to the summer music festival that reaches over 100,000 people each year, RBPA provides arts education programming reaching over 30,000 youth in the region.