BeaconArts@Night Meeting Minutes: 02/24/2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts General Meeting Minutes

Wednesday February 24, 2016 7 pm

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

Welcome– Kelly


Approval of Minutes

FYI minutes available on website to peruse

Financial Report January MFU approved- also available on website

Project Manager Reports

  • Beacon Open Studios- a few days left for registration- 50 artists signed up already- May 21-22
  • Beacon 3D- in works
  • BHouse updates
  • Residency program at River Center red barn- Basha- first one in Oct
  • BAEF- overview


  • 80 biz members
  • New biz members- Please fill out Q and A and add sticker to your website


Sommer’s report-

  • Annual Appeal to launch March 1
  • Put Beacon on the map for significant cultural and arts programming in this area and beyond- publicity and fundraising components

Beacon and Beyond

  • Emily at HV Shakespeare Festival- celebration of 30th season by involving community in Our Town performances
  • Labor Day weekend 2016 at Boscobel and Paramount in Peekskill, upcoming workshops, info will be posted and promoted on BeaconArts
  • Neil Caplan- Macbeth on Bannerman Island in July; many other Bannerman Island events and performances www.bannermancastle.orgMain St location available for art shows
  • Lisa- Beacon Historical Society seeking new location- Theresa Craft other person to talk to
  • The Big Draw group show at Catalyst Gallery will be Feb 26-28

Jeff McHugh presents Mt Beacon Incline Railway Exhibition- plans for restoration

Photo show at the Institute of historic photos of the railway

March 12 2nd Sat event- lecture and slideshow on history of region

Next general meeting at Clutter March 30

Beacon Institute has reimagined its storefront space- interactive educational, informational

research program w/Clarkson on one side and Beacon community on the other

Science cafes planned at Towne Crier, Hop