BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 3/29/17

Wed March 29, 2017

Atelier Room 205, 20 Kent Street (Old Beacon High School)

Welcome/Introductions

Minutes from 2/22/17 general mtg approved

February MFU (Financial Report) approved

Membership – Kelly Ellenwood
Membership Central is moving to 380 Main Street
Offering new membership benefit, commissioned by John Gilvey: Teachin’ Beacon – promoting classes, workshops
more info coming soon
2 new biz members- Beacon Hotel and Center for Creative Education
85 biz, 17 friends, 156 individual members
future biz to contact- Beacon Vinyl; Inn & Spa at Beacon

Communications
-New submission form on BeaconArts.org; navigate to Events, drop-down Submit Your Event
-Also submit listings to Arts Mid-Hudson and Art Along the Hudson (which has new web app in development)
-New content manager and website developer

Overview of Programs/Projects

American Center for Folk Music– no new updates; plans to get 501c3 soon; fundraising; planning programs

Beacon 3D-Ten sculptors lined up for 2017. Also the recent purchase/acquisition of Merhige sculpture, to be installed on city property, May 15 opening

Beacon Open Studios– May 13-14, catalogs going to printer on Mon; 53+ artists signed up

Beacon Independent Film Fest– Terry Nelson- submissions still going on, beaconindiefilmfest.org
Sept 15-17; teaching after school program- made PSA’s on FB page

Beacon Arts & Education Foundation
primarily raising money to support arts funding in schools; Calico Ball in works

Keys to the City– Ed Benavente
-Fall 2017- installing pianos in public spaces for people, esp children, to play and interact with
-Promoting access to the arts and music education for all citizens
-4 pianos so far- looking to acquire more
-ed@beaconarts.org

Windows on Main St – reclaiming event as a BeaconArts program- stay tuned for details- Fall 2017

Beacon and Beyond
-BeaconArts will have table/info at Visitor Center- need volunteers for 2nd Sats- Signups, 3-5 and 5-7pm
-Career Fair at BHS
-May 6 Maker Fair at Settlement Camp- BeaconArts will be sponsor
-Units of Love Blood Drive May 7 with Beacon Hebrew Alliance at Tompkins Fire House (across from City Hall)
-Equinox music series at Howland to start 4/7
-Ongoing and new exhibits (Anne Truitt opens 5/6), tours and events at Dia Beacon– community day in May
-Pilgrim Pipelines forum at Howland Center April 4 7pm
-Beacon Sloop Club festivals- seeking ppl for kids craft activities; also Activist Puppetry event

Next Meeting – April 26, location TBA, possibly Beacon Hotel