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Black Alumni of Pratt Celebrate the Creative Spirit at Annual Dinner

Counterclockwise from left: The Black Alumni of Pratt 2011 Creative Spirit Awards honorees Jeff Koons, Maruchi Santana, John Parham, and George Lois. (Not pictured is David Adjaye, whose award was accepted on his behalf.)The Black Alumni of Pratt (BAP) celebrated its 21st anniversary with “Celebration of the Creative Spirit,” a scholarship benefit dinner honoring creative individuals in the arts that raises funds for talented minority students at Pratt, the only independent college of art, design, and architecture in the United States with a Black Alumni organization. To date, BAP has raised $ 2.5 million to support students who are in financial need.

Honorees for 2011 are architect David Adjaye, recipient of the Creative Spirit Award; artist Jeff Koons, recipient of the Icon of Artistic Excellence Award; ad man George Lois (Advertising Design ’51) recipient of the Pinnacle in Art and Design Award; brand consultants John Parham (M.S. ’85) and Maruchi Santana (M.S. ’85), recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Creative Spirit Award.

Text: Adrienne Gyongy
Photo: Julie Skarratt Photography New York

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