Director of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery Roger Hankins was honored with the 36th annual ArtsWorcester Award, which is bestowed on an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to arts and culture in Worcester. Hankins is pictured here with Juliet Feibel, executive director of ArtsWorcester, a downtown arts organization that brings artists and the public together through contemporary art.
ArtsWorcester, and Holy Cross’ visual arts department and Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Art Gallery, have been connecting artists, students, and faculty to each other for a decade and a half, with Hankins playing a central role in that exchange. Feibel describes Hankins as someone who “listens to [students] and looks at their creations with all that he’s learned. He goes above and beyond to help them gain skills and experience in concrete, hands-on ways.”