• The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block: Thomas A. Philabaum has been named the 2018 recipient of the museum’s Ambassador Circle Lifetime Achievement Award. The Ambassador Circle is a component of TMA’s Leadership Circle, the museum’s foremost philanthropic membership group. The Ambassador Circle Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the career of an artist, patron or community member, who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Southern Arizona arts community and the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.

Philabaum is a glass artist who operates the Philabaum Studio and Glass Gallery at 711 S. Sixth Ave. Philabuam will conduct a public lecture on March 31 at 11 a.m., at the museum entitled “The Flame – Tom Philabaum.” The event is free and reserved seating is available. Members of the public should RSVP to dzeller@tucsonmuseumofart.org, or call 616-2698.

  • Tucson Metro Chamber: Communications director Carissa Fairbanks and Laura Nagore, chief financial and operations officer, have graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, receiving the recognition of IOM.

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