BeaconArts announces new Board of Directors and Officers for 2018

February 20, 2018

Rick Rogers


BeaconArts’ 2018 President Rick Rogers.

At its Annual Meeting on January 31, 2018, Beacon’s arts community voted in four new Board Members, adding to the 5 current members that will continue their terms.

The 2018 Executive Committee and Members-at-Large for BeaconArts are:

Rick Rogers, President
Theresa Goodman, Vice President
Aaron Verdile, Treasurer
Linda Pratt Kimmel, Secretary

Board Members-at-Large:

Hanny Ahern
Karlyn Benson
Christina Jensen
Meghan Goria
Terry Nelson

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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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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

 

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
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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 1/25/2017

February 15, 2017

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes- Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm

Beacon Music Factory

BeaconArts Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm
Beacon Music Factory
Kelly Ellenwood – Welcome and introductions (more…)

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 10/26/2016

November 10, 2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up minutes

  Wed October 26, 2016, 7 pm

TERRESON-BEACON Gallery

  • MFU for September 30 passed around – waiting for BIFF final numbers along with fundraising
  • Noted that elections would be coming up in January 25, 2017 at Annual Meeting, for
    3 At-Large, President and Treasurer.
  • Noted that North Road, Marist College’s in-house student-run PR firm, has outlined a social media strategy for BeaconArts, with a schedule for posting to Instagram and Facebook, including hashtags.  Still use submit@beaconarts.org to submit your events, text and a good image.
  • Holiday party to be Tuesday, December 6; location TBA.
  • Membership: new business member Berck Consulting; lost The Hop
  • Public Library hosting a Tshirt design contest
  • updated-beacon-guide-november-2016Discussed the MTA’s RFEI re: the unused Beacon Line
  • Discussed City’s map update & wayfinding from the trainstation.
  • Jeffrey discussed Beacon’s vibrancy, and all concurred!!

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 09/28/2016

October 1, 2016

BeaconArts Member Meet Up minutes

Wed September 28, 2016 7 pm

A Little Beacon Blog space

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