From the Board of Directors of BeaconArts, grateful thanks to all who participated in and contributed to the City of Beacon tree lighting and the Beacon Hebrew Alliance Illumin8tion menorah lighting. Beacon is so very lucky to have such a dedicated and assured Recreation Department leader in Mark Price; we are also very grateful to sculptor and super-volunteer Ed Benavente for once again reinventing the Bicycle Tree and giving to the community and the children of Beacon such unique and meaningful symbols of the season.
Thanks also to the Roundhouse and to RiverWinds Gallery for their support above and beyond, as well as Peoples Bicycle, The Hop, the Wee Play Community Project, the Center for Creative Education/Beacon, and last but certainly not least, Carman Johnson of the Beacon Visitor’s Center who opened the doors and helped us welcome the holiday season to Beacon at Polhill Park for the first time.
BeaconArts promotes the City of Beacon as an arts and cultural destination, organizing and promoting not only the holiday events, but also Second Saturday since its inception 12 years ago, and also serving as a fiscal sponsor and volunteer support for many of Beacon’s amazing arts events and organizations: Beacon 3D, the Beacon Independent Film Festival, Beacon Riverfest, Windows on Main Street, Beacon Open Studios, the Beacon Arts and Education Foundation, HeFestus and many others.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our last-Wednesday-of-the-month meetings to find out what is happening and how you can be involved.
And big thanks to Phillipstown.info for the excellent coverage of all of the arts events in Beacon!
Here’s to a positive and art-filled New Year — may it be the best year yet for all of us who live, work, learn and create in Beacon and beyond.
The BeaconArts Board of Directors
Dan Rigney, President, Kelly Ellenwood, Vice President, Nelson Conde, Treasurer, Erica Hauser, Secretary
Kirsten Heincke, Richard Kaplan, Terry Nelson, Scott Tillitt,
Aaron Verdile, beaconarts.org