Chamber Circle and Heuer Honored with Art Awards

To be presented at ceremony on Oct. 6

The founders of the Howland Chamber Music Circle and a Beacon photographer are among the honorees who will be recognized at the 30th Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards on Oct. 6 at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.

When they first visited the Howland Cultural Center in the early 1990s, Gwen and Bill Stevens say they immediately saw its potential as a chamber music concert venue. They have since organized 12 ensembles annually but are stepping down this year.

A Howland Chamber Music Series concert (photo provided)

A Howland Chamber Music Series concert (photo provided)

Meredith Heuer, a photographer and artist, will be recognized for her contributions to arts in education. When her son started school in Beacon, she joined and led the Beacon Arts and Education Foundation, raising money for programming. As a newly elected member of the Beacon school board, she has said she will continue her advocacy for the arts in the district.

To attend the awards dinner, RSVP by Sept. 26 at or by calling 845-454-3222. Tickets start at $100.

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