Thank You for Getting on Board at Real Art Ways

Skip to main content


Thank You for Getting on Board

Thank you for Getting on Board and Supporting Real Art Ways!

On Tuesday, September 26 we celebrated Get On Board, with members of our community to celebrate Real Art Ways and our growth as an organization. Thank you so much for attending and participating in this event.

Congratulations again to our Realie Award recipients, four special people who have made significant contributions to the community:

Audrey Conrad: Author, Former Chief Mechanical Officer, Essex Steam Train

Leticia Cotto: Customer Experience Officer, Hartford Public Library

Ted Gawlicki and the memory of Mary Gawlicki: Founders and trustees The Gawlicki Family Foundation

Maurice Robertson: Photographer, jazz radio announcer, gardener & supporter of area arts and music activities

Previous recipients of Real Art Ways’ “Realie” Awards are: John Alves, Paul Bourdeau, Joseph Celli, John Dankosky, Jack Dollard, Howard Fromson, Joe Gianni, Colin McEnroe, Denise Merrill, Marge Morrissey, Olu Oguibe, Pepón Osorio, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Nat Reeves, Kate Rushin, Paul Sciarra, Manola Sidara, Tara Spain, and Henry Zachs.

Thank you to our friends from Grano Arso in Chester, CT for providing the food, and for Matt Dwonszyk Trio featuring Shenel Johns for the live music!

Thank you again to our sponsors who made this event possible:
Presenting Sponsor:

The Hartford logo

Gold Sponsors:

Bank of America logo

Stanley Black and Decker Logo

Silver Sponsor:

Travelers Logo

Bronze Sponsors:

DBVW Architects

M&T Charitable Foundation

Barbara Sokoloff & Associates


Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

MacDermid, Reynolds, & Glissman, P.C.

Marketing Solutions

Smith Brothers Insurance

previous arrow
next arrow