Win Pell Awards
Arthur Miller and Paula Vogel are the recipients of this year's Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, the annual prizes given to "outstanding artists for their artistic achievement while paying tribute to Senator Claiborne Pell for his exemplary support of the arts."
Pell was the main sponsor of the 1965 landmark legislation establishing the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities.
Miller will receive a lifetime achievement award. The esteemed playwright is currently represented in New York by the hit Roundabout Theatre Company production of "A View From the Bridge," and by the one-acts, "I Can't Remember Anything" and "The Last Yankee," at the Signature Theatre, which is presenting a full season of his work.
Vogel will be honored, along with photographer Salvatore Mancini and graphic designer Malcolm Grear, for "distinguished contributions to the arts by Rhode Island residents." Vogel's fame has greatly increased in the last year by the success of the award-winning, Vineyard Theatre production of her play "How I Learned to Drive."
The awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 28 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence