For Immediate Release:
Contact: Gail Heidel, Gallery and Public Program Manager
ph 914-738-2525, fax 914-738-2686, email [email protected]
Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803
Local Artists Exhibit New Work at
Pelham Art Center’s
Faculty and Student Showcase
Exhibition Dates: June 26 – August 7, 2015
Free Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop:
Friday, June 26, 6:30-8PM
Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase on view June 26 – August 7, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 26 from 6:30-8PM. This annual exhibition features new work in a variety of mediums by the Art Center’s distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work ranges from charcoal to oils, black and white photographs to digital prints, and mixed media to ceramics. This exhibition provides a great opportunity to view and collect original art from emerging and established artists. During the opening, visitors and prospective students of all ages may participate in a free workshop held in the studio. In addition, the public is invited to meet the teaching artists to discuss course offerings and their work. This event is free and open to the public.
Since its founding in 1970, the Pelham Art Center faculty has grown as the Art Center has increased its course offerings to embrace new media while continuing to provide instruction in traditional techniques. From beginners to accomplished artists, students of all ages who want to explore their creative potential have flourished by working with Pelham Art Center’s teaching artists. More than 1,300 students, from two to ninety-plus years old, attended over 100 visual art classes and workshops offered at the Art Center this past year. These classes are taught by more than thirty art educators, many of whom are participating in this exhibition alongside their students.
About Pelham Art Center
Pelham Art Center’s mission is to provide the public with a place, the resources and the opportunity to see, study, and experience the arts in a community setting. Currently serving more than 16,000 adults and children in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx by offering high-quality free and affordable art programs year round, Pelham Art Center is committed to the belief that the public’s access to and participation in the arts strengthens communities and fosters lifelong engagement in the arts.
Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Avenue Pelham, NY 10803 914-738-2525 [email protected]
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10–5pm; Saturday, 10–4pm
Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop
These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; the Rutsch Family; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.