This coming March 21, 2013, — Patti Austin (a Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter and Design Mentee) and Dawn Carroll (an Award-winning stone designer at Cumar, Inc.) will take center-stage for their achievements in bringing mentoring to the forefront of thought in the New England design industry. The event will take place at the Mandarin Oriental, Back Bay, Boston, MA.
The ASID New England Chapter 2013 GALA "Celebrating Excellence in Design" celebrates interior designers, educators and industry professionals who are outstanding leaders and innovators in the design community. As such, with the fact that OMSF has launch major events such as "Designing the Next Generation", it was only a matter of time that they would be recognized for their contribution in the design community.
The event is expected to be an inspirational evening celebrating and inspiring design professionals to join the OMSF mentoring mission called "Designing the Next Generation" a series of awards created by OMSF and Cumar Marble & Granite that celebrate those who share their time, expertise, and wisdom with upcoming generations of designers. With this ASID recognition for the community service Patti and Dawn have achieved through OMSF, Dawn is further energized to guide her OMSF Co-Founder Patti Austin in the beginnings of her blossoming career as an interior designer.
"For my 'real job', I am a stone designer at Cumar Marble & Granite. Our company is currently in its 8th generation of leadership in stone sourcing and fabrication in Everett, MA. Without mentoring and apprenticeships, the work that we do would not be possible. It is because of both my jobs, Cumar and OMSF, that I am so very excited to announce that both Patti Austin and I are being recognized this year for our service in the design community at the New England ASID 2013 Excellence in Design Award ceremonies" Dawn Carroll comments.
ASID New England President Mary Beth Haggerty commends their time and effort spent into making "Mentorology" a legitimate art and skill, "I know they have poured their heart and soul into mentoring".
About Patti Austin:
Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars. As a performer, songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four, making her one of the most beloved artists the world over and a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. Patti's extraordinary career continues to cross over boundaries and reach new heights.
About Dawn Carroll:
Dawn Carroll, an Award winning designer at Cumar Marble & Granite, has been consulting on stone design and fabrication for New England’s most prestigious properties for 15 years. Dawn is considered one of the industry’s most highly regarded stone consultants and is the Executive Director, Co-Founder of Over My Shoulder Foundation. Dawn’s vision was to musically weave together her message: that without support and emotional sustenance we can become lost, disconnected, and unstable-as individuals and as a society. As Dawn states, "The dream behind the OMSF is to celebrate, nominate, and reward mentors and mentees: a new cadre of creative talent which will have the leadership skills to amend many of our social and economic crises."
About Over My Shoulder Foundation:
The Over My Shoulder Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Patti Austin and Dawn Carroll to promote mentoring and Mentorology through music and design. OMSF hails Mentorology, the art and science of mentoring, as the number-one priority as they move forward producing live events which bring together industry leaders in order to pay tribute to great mentors and put the spotlight on the importance of mentoring. OMSF started with a song called "Over My Shoulder," with lyrics written by Dawn as a duet performed by legendary Patti Austin and one of her mentees, Lianna Gutierrez.
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