BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 9/27/17

October 7, 2017

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes

Wed September 27, 2017

Center for Creative Education

6:30 doors, 7:00 meeting

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Congratulations Beacon Buzzers 2017 Battle of the Books Champs!

August 22, 2017

On Saturday, August 19th, the 2nd Annual MHLS High School Battle of the Books was held at Poughkeepsie Day School. Battle of the Book is a national Summer Reading Program for middle and high school students in the five-county region of the Mid-Hudson Library System. The Beacon team faced off against Beekman Library in the final battle and took home the first place banner which is now on display at the library.
Congratulations to Beekman (2nd Place) and Kingston (3rd Place).

Stay tuned, the Beacon Bees compete in the Middle School battle on September 16th!

BEACONARTS RELAUNCHES ANNUAL CITY-WIDE ARTS PROJECT AS MISSION-ALIGNED CREATIVE CAMPAIGN

August 17, 2017

12th Annual “Windows on Main Street” Runs September 22 through November 12

Beacon Arts President Receives Special Citation from the Dutchess County Executive

The persistent drum of artists and their collective hum have been instrumental to the creation of intangible as well as economic value in Beacon, New York. Whereas in the past BeaconArts fiscally sponsored the independently produced “Windows on Main Street,” this year the nonprofit will produce this annual event as an organizational project, in alignment with its mission to preserve, nurture and promote the cultural vibrancy that has become the trademark of this city. (more…)

Casting: Choice Films and Theatricals

July 11, 2017

Choice Film is currently seeking extras for the upcoming TV series, BIG DOGS. All roles are paid, meals provided, and IMDB credit is given.

They are looking for locals who are interested in being a part of our production.

Anyone interested in becoming an extra should email casting@choicefilms.com with a headshot (does not have to be professional headshot) with their contact information.

 

The A. Eric Arctander Artist Scholarship

July 10, 2017

A. Eric Arctander Artist Scholarship

Grant for visual artists ages 25 – 45

Deadline August 15, 2017

Go to: www.collaborativeconcepts.org. On the home page click the A.E. Arctander Application. (more…)

Keys to Beacon

July 7, 2017

Keys to Beacon – KTC 2018

All around town Fall 2018

Piano keys are coming to Beacon NY this Fall! Pianos and related art works will be placed in a number of public locations this September-October. This is a community participation project of BeaconArts. Start practicing now to perform for your friends and neighbors or put together your own flash mob concert!

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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 4/26/17

May 21, 2017

Wed April 26, 2017, 7pm

Beacon Hotel, 424 Main St

Welcome

Beacon Hotel– Introduction/welcome by Greg Trautman. Open for dining, will begin taking reservations May 13. See website for info and news. Dining specials for locals on select nights.

Minutes from 3/29/17 general mtg approved

This meeting primarily for networking, socializing, checking out the Beacon Hotel lobby/lounge!

Overview of Programs/Projects

Beacon 3D– Sculptors will be installing works along Main St in May.

Beacon Open Studios– May 13-14, catalogs being distributed; kickoff party Fri May 12 at Oak Vino

Beacon Independent Film Fest

Keys to the City– Ed Benavente- Fall 2017- installing pianos in public spaces, with both spontaneous and scheduled performances- ed@beaconarts.org- one will be at Oak Vino during kickoff party and then at visitors center 5/13-14

Beacon and Beyond
www.beaconarts.org for updated info, events, listings for May 2nd Sat and more

Next Meeting May 24 at Oak Vino

 

The Hotel opens at Beacon’s newest hotel on April 21

April 20, 2017

The Inn & Spa at Beacon

151 Main St., Beacon, New York

845.205.2900

innspabeacon.com

Beacon’s newest hotel will be open for overnight guests beginning April 22.

For more information on this exquisite addition to Beacon’s Main Street: innspabeacon.com

The Anamario Hernandez Gallery located within the Hotel officially opens on Second Saturday, May 13.  Rooftop Yoga and Dancing coming soon!

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 3/29/17

March 31, 2017

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

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 2/22/17

March 27, 2017

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes
Wed February 22, 2017 7pm

Beacon Fine Art Printing, 71 Maple St


Welcome and Introductions

Minutes from January meeting approved

MFU– Aaron
41,000 in bank- 25,000 to projects
overview of operating budget- full details will be online (more…)