GO Art! will honor Mariachi De Oro

File photo by Tom Rivers: This photo from September 2017 shows some of the Rosario family members who work at Mariachi De Oro Mexican Grill in Medina. The photo includes, front row, from left: Leonel, Dolores, Isabel and Gladys. Back row: Sergio, Kevin and Donato.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 April 2019 at 4:24 pm

BATAVIA – The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council announced it will be recognizing a Medina business with an arts awards.

Mariachi De Oro Mexican Grill on Maple Ridge Road will receive the “Supporter of the Year” award from Go Art! The arts organization last year started a new tradition of annual arts awards, which GO Art! calls the Genean Awards.

Mariachi supports many cultural programs in the community. Last year Mariachi teamed with GO Art! in a Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Medina on Nov. 1. Several of Rosario family members, which own and work at Mariachi, were part of the Day of the Dead, dancing and preparing food for the community.

The event for the first time was moved from the Mariachi restaurant to downtown Medina. Moving it to the downtown was a way to include Main Street businesses and have more room to share food and the festive dances.

The Genean awards will be presented April 27 during GO Art!’s Spring Fling celebration at GO Art! headquarters on Main Street in Batavia. Click here for more information.

Other award winners include:

• Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps as he “Organization of the Year.” Might St. Joe’s draws on members throughout Western New York, who have been performing at local parades and events for 29 years.

• Kathy White has been named “Individual Artist of the Year.” She is the musical director for the Harvester 56 Theater in Batavia.

The Mighty St. Joe’s Drum and Bugle Corps has performed in local parades for nearly 30 years. Here the band in shown on June 9, 2018 at the Albion Strawberry Festival.

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