Celebrate the World Window Design Competition
The Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Design Competition is based on artistic merchandising and creative window display with a global twist this year. Awards, in various categories, are given to merchants for their aesthetic contribution to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill. To qualify, competitors must have their window designs installed by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, when the panel of judges will walk along the Avenue to view and judge individual store windows.
Nicolas Entel is an Argentine-born Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His latest documentary “Sins of My Father” premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and has been acquired for distribution in over 50 countries, including the U.S., where it’s currently airing on HBO. Previously, Nicolas directed the multiple award-winning documentary “Orquesta Típica” (2006). Nicolas is the recipient of NALIP’s 2010 Estela Award. He is also the founder of Red Creek Productions.
Lynn Parkerson, Artistic Director of Brooklyn Ballet, has danced with the Boston and Chicago Ballets. In New York City, she was a trainee at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts and studied technique and repertory at the Merce Cunningham School. In addition, she trained in the Limón Technique with Libby Nye and ballet with the Corvinos. Her choreography has been presented at many prominent international events and venues, including the Munich Theater Festival, Frankfurt’s Theatre am Turm, the Florence International Festival of Dance, Moers New Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Baden-Baden and An Appalachian Summer Arts Festival in Boone, NC. In New York City, she presented annual dance programs as Director of Dance at Holy Trinity from 1991-2001. She also served as the Assistant Director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center from 1996-1999. In recognition of her exceptional leadership contributions to Brooklyn’s cultural community, Ms. Parkerson received the Betty Smith Arts Award in 2007 and in the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence and Community Service in 2006.
Martha Kamber, Executive Director of the YWCA of Brooklyn, recently completed an ambitious $26 million construction project, which included the creation of over 300 units of housing for low-income and homeless women, and a new community center dedicated to social justice initiatives. With over thirty years of social justice and nonprofit management experience, Martha has worked extensively in the areas of advocacy, public health, education, and community development. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Fund for Women and has won numerous awards for her dedicated service including Outstanding Practitioner of the Year, Extraordinary Woman of the Year, and the Inspiring Women Award.
Melanie Hope Greenberg began her professional illustration career in 1981 designing greeting cards for UNICEF. Her unique art style was then published on games, wrapping paper, coffee mugs and posters. She has since illustrated 16 children’s picture books; six of them she wrote. Her illustrations are also published by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Melanie also travels throughout the United States presenting author-illustrator workshops for elementary students, as well as hopeful and published artists and children’s writers, teachers, librarians and educators.
Frank Cusack, SVP, Associate Creative Director, Centron, began his advertising career in the consumer arena where he worked on accounts for a wide range of blue chip clients, including ABC Television, JC Penney, and Exxon. From there he honed his advertising and managerial skills concentrating on business-to-business advertising, and has spent the last 14 years in pharmaceutical advertising for a range of clients. His passion is photography and has a BFA from Pratt Institute.