The Winner Is ... The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society is throwing a festive gala recognizing the best preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic structures in the city of Alameda. Plus, AAPS will announce the winners of AAPS Kids Preservation Contest at the ceremony. Individual and classroom winners will be presented and prizes for all entrants will be awarded.
Fifteenth Annual Preservation Awards Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:30 pm
To be held in the grand Art Deco venue Auctions by the Bay Theater
Free and open to the public.
The ceremony begins with refreshments from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Musical entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by Alameda favorite The Franz – Nichols Band.
Mistress of Ceremonies Felicity Hesed, circus artist and comedienne, will present the awards on the main stage accompanied by a visual show on the silver screen. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information call AAPS at 510-479-6489 or visit http://www.alameda-preservation.org/
The Franz-Nichols Band:
Jim Franz and Jan Nichols–Franz have been making music together in Alameda for over 15 years. They have appeared as a duo at Angela’s Restaurant and in homes on the Holiday Home Tour. Their Band has performed at the Park Street Wine & Art Faire, on the U.S.S. Hornet, in the Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade, and at the opening of the Alameda Theatre.
Felicity Hesed is delighted to be emceeing the Alameda Architectural Society’s Annual Awards Event. Her performance credits include Emcee for the Clown Cabaret (San Francisco), Lysistrata (St. Louis), The Tangerine Family Circus (Chicago), The Pickle Family Circus (San Francisco), and Cabaret Lunatique with Teatro ZinZanni (San Francisco). Felicity received her BA in Theatre Arts from Kalamazoo College (Michigan), completed the Clown Conservatory Program (San Francisco), and has trained in acrobatic and aerial arts at the Actors Gymnasium (Chicago) and the Circus Center (San Francisco). Look for Felicity this summer in Bay Area Children Theatre’s Circus Adventure.
About the venue:
In 2002 preservation-minded theater renovator, Allen Michaan took an interest in this building left vacant when the Naval Air Station closed in 1992 and transformed it into what is known as the “Auctions by the Bay Theater”. It is now a beautiful, luxurious and opulent movie theater facility—perfect for events such as corporate meetings, seminars, sales presentations, weddings, private film screenings, and a wide variety of other uses. Auctions By The Bay’s live auctions of art and antiques, occur at this venue several times each month.
Allen Michaan was presented with an Alameda Architectural Preservation Society Preservation Award in 2009 for rehabilitation of the building located at 2700 Saratoga Street, Alameda, California. He has graciously donated the venue for this year’s ceremony and festivities.
About The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society:
Dedicated to the Architectural Preservation of Historic Structures in the City of Alameda
The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), previously known as the Alameda Victorian Preservation Society (AVPS), was founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1975. At the time AAPS was founded, Victorian homes were being routinely demolished and replaced with apartment buildings.
The Society was a vocal supporter of Measure A, which was enacted into law as Article XXVI of the city charter. This law is still in effect and helps prevent the further destruction of historically significant homes by prohibiting their replacement with large multiple unit buildings. The continuing goal of AAPS is to increase public awareness and appreciation of historic architecture in Alameda.
Alameda Architectural Preservation Society
P.O. Box 1677
Alameda, California 94501