On Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 at the BeaconArts Annual Meeting, a new slate of board members was elected.
The new officers and members-at-large are as follows:
President: Dan Rigney – new
Vice President: Kelly Ellenwood – new
Treasurer: Nelson Conde – new
Secretary: Jennifer Konig
Members at Large:
Scott Tillitt – new
Lilly Zand – new
Retiring from the Board were Ed Benavente, Treasurer for 4 years and Michael Benzer, Member at Large for 4 years; and Linda Hubbard, Member-at-large for 4 years and President for 4 years.
Outgoing Beacon Arts President Linda Hubbard, who has served as board member and later President for a total of 8 years of Beacon Arts’ 10 years of existence said, “I am delighted with the new BeaconArts Officers and Members-at-Large. Their energy and ideas will continue to support the arts in Beacon and enhance Beacon being known as an arts destination. I thank everyone for the support they have given me during my eight years on the BeaconArts Board. Seeing our Beacon arts community grow has given me great joy. Many thanks.”
New President Dan Rigney said: “I am so grateful to Linda as well as all the past presidents and board members for creating and growing this organization. They have made BeaconArts into a catalyst for the
incredibly diverse and vibrant arts activities for which Beacon is now so well known. I am looking forward to working with the new board and our growing membership to further enrich, support and promote our rich hometown cultural community.”
The meeting was held at BEAHIVE, 291 Main Street, Beacon.
Formed in 2002, BeaconArts is an organization whose members include artists, galleries, specialty shops, antique stores, restaurants, services, and supporters of the arts. Activities include Beacon Second Saturday, the BeaconArts website, the Beacon Guide, Art Along the Hudson, and events such as the Beacon Open Studios and Windows on Main St. and more.
General membership meetings are held monthly the 4th Wednesday of every month and is distributed via the member newsletter.
Beacon, New York is a thriving community and is known throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond as an arts destination.
(1) foster and encourage the advancement of the City of Beacon community, and its environs, as an arts and cultural center.
(2) coordinate, sponsor and provide educational opportunities related to the development of arts and cultural appreciation for area residents and visitors.
(3) stimulate a continuous effort to promote the City of Beacon as an arts and culture destination throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond.
(4) provide information and support in response to inquiries from individuals and entities seeking information regarding available arts and cultural programs and opportunities in the region.
(5) encourage public oriented groups and government organizations to support the advancement of the City of Beacon as an arts and cultural center.