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Commending Frank Page upon the occasion of being inducted into the Rome Arts Hall of Fame on June 10, 2011

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Frank Page upon the occasion of being
inducted into the Rome Arts Hall of Fame on June 10, 2011

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to call attention to
individuals and organizations that devote their time and energies to the
cultural enrichment of the Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Frank Page upon the occasion of being inducted into the Rome Arts Hall
of Fame at its Annual Induction Ceremony at the Capitol Theatre, in
Rome, New York, on June 10, 2011; and
WHEREAS, The Rome Arts Hall of Fame was created in 2005, and is housed
in the mezzanine foyer of the Capitol; each year, nominations are
collected from community members and arts organizations, and a committee
made up of individuals from Rome's arts community chooses inductees; and
WHEREAS, Born September 17, 1975, in Rome, New York, Frank Page was
never far away from a pad of paper and pencils as a child; cartooning
seemed the obvious choice for his life's path; and
WHEREAS, A 1993 graduate of Rome Free Academy, Frank Page has been
staff cartoonist and graphic designer at the ROME DAILY SENTINEL since
1997; and
WHEREAS, In 2002, Frank Page created the comic strip Bob the Squirrel;
Bob's first appearance was in the ROME SUNDAY SENTINEL in February of
2002 and Universal Uclick/GoComics.com picked up the strip for online
syndication two years later; and
WHEREAS, In 2010, Frank Page accepted an adjunct faculty position with
the art department at Cazenovia College; he has given dozens of lectures
to schools throughout Central New York about the mechanics of cartoon-
ing, sequential art, the importance of reading, anti-bullying, and art
in general; and
WHEREAS, Frank Page has self-published seven Bob the Squirrel
collections and three graphic novels, "Mary", "Better Man" and "2 Sides
of Alone"; in addition, his award-winning editorial cartoons have been
featured in past editions of BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR; and
WHEREAS, It is most fitting that we take time to celebrate the arts of
our Nation, to honor our artists, and to express our appreciation to
everyone who patronizes the arts; and as we celebrate the arts, we cele-
brate and give thanks to our American freedom, the only atmosphere in
which artists can truly create and in which art is truly the expression
of the soul; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Frank Page upon the occasion of being inducted into the Rome
Arts Hall of Fame on June 10, 2011; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Frank Page.

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  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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