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From The Executive Director... Joyce Picone

September, 2015

Join us in September ~

The Putnam Arts Council is currently featuring Emerging and Emeritus, an exhibit in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Belle Levine Art Center which opened on Saturday, September 12th to a standing room only crowd!  This  invitational show is a new endeavor for PAC, merging the annual Art over 75 Show with emerging artists to create a multigenerational showcase of artistic excellence and energy which we envision being a catalyst for a spirited exchange of ideas, interests and intentions.  The show features two and three-dimensional art created by 8 emerging and 14 emeritus artists.  Also featured is an emeritus performing artist and one emeritus literary artist with fellow poets. The opening provided an opportunity for artists and audience to view fantastic art, connect with other artists and enjoy an afternoon performance by Somers resident and Julliard trained Mark Snyder on piano.

Awards were selected by the curatorial committee and included Best in Show- Emeritus for Cortlandt resident, Maggie Zeitlin for her mixed media piece Slaying the Dragon. Best in Show -Emerging went to Purchase College Senior Alexa Eugene of Shrub Oak for her acrylic and spray paint piece Microsystem (which also sold at the opening).  Honorable Mention was awarded to Evan DeMarzo of Mahopac for his body of work which included three encaustic pieces on panels along with a magnificent artist book of paper engineered woodcut prints on paper.

The community is invited to join us at the art exhibit’s closing reception on Sunday, September 27th from 3-5pm when we’ll celebrate the literary arts with an afternoon of poetry.  Readings by poets from around the region will include: Lucille Gilliland, an author and poet from Brewster:  Kate Fox, a Mahopac graduate and award winning poet from Suffolk County; Samantha Apicella of Mahopac Library Writers Group; and Joe Lobel of the Lake Writers at Arts on the Lake.  The closing reception is free of charge.

This exhibit is sponsored by Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Nancy Dill and Mr. and Mrs. E. Nobles Lowe and continues through September 27 with gallery hours Tuesday through Friday 11am-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm.  The Putnam Arts Council is located at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York and can be reached at 845.803.8622.  Directions and program details can be found

Joyce Picone

Joyce Picone, Executive Director & President

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