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Brooklyn Arts Council celebrated 40 years of supporting the borough’s artists, arts organizations and community groups with its "Alive With Art" cocktail party at the Marriott in Downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 15.

Among the VIPs who mixed and mingled and enjoyed a performance by LAVA (pictured) - Sarah East Johnson’s athletic dance troupe - were Academy Award winning-actor F. Murray Abraham and "Full Frontal Fashion" Senior Correspondent Judy Licht.

Licht, a Flatbush native who is married to advertising mogul-restaurateur Jerry Della Femina, and Abraham, who has taught theater at Brooklyn College for many years, were honored by BAC for their long-standing contributions to the borough’s arts and cultural sector. Additional honorees included Peter Aschkenasy of Concert Foods and Erminia and Gilbert Rivera of Park Avenue Building and Roofing Supplies.

" ’Alive with Art’ was our most successful fundraiser to date," BAC Communications Manager Sara DeRose told GO Brooklyn about the event, which attacted 250 attendees including former mayor Ed Koch.

In addition to distributing funds to local artists and arts organizations through its grassroots Community Arts Regrant Program, BAC produces a film festival and stages art exhibitions in its DUMBO gallery at 55 Washington St. at Front Street. For more information about supporting the Brooklyn Arts Council, call (718) 625-0080 or visit the Web site

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