Pelham Art Center welcomes summer
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BRONX YMCA SUMMER
BBQ & GOLF OUTING
BRONX TIMES R 62 EPORTER, MAY 24-30, 2019 BTR
The Pelham Art Center will host its fi rst annual Community Art Day on Sunday, June 2.
Photo courtesy of the Pelham Art Center
The Pelham Art Center will host its
fi rst annual Community Art Day on
Sunday, June 2, from noon to 4.p.m.
Join the art center as they kick off
summer with all-afternoon art festivities
throughout the courtyard, gallery,
studios and media lab.
Interactive art will fi ll the Fifth Avenue
courtyard, where attendees can
take part in a number of colorful community
Brooklyn artist Niki Lederer will
assemble a recycled art installation
onsite, making a vibrant refl ection on
Attendees can witness the spirit
of spontaneity and sustainability in
Lederer’s work. “By bringing attention
to discarded materials I also
hope to suggest a humorous approach
to the futility of mass consumption of
material resources in contemporary
life” says the artist. In addition to her
sculpture, her colorful fl ags made of
repurposed umbrellas will be a sneak
peek of her coming exhibition in Wolfs
Lane Park this summer. The Art Center
courtyard will be adorned with art
made by community participants.
Face-painter and balloon artist
Donetta Riley, who often leads Art
Camp at the center, will share her creations.
Donna Ross will lead participants
in all-day studio art projects. Tour the
2019 Alexander Rutsch Award exhibition
of works by winner Sarah McKenzie
and Alexander Rutsch.
The Pelham Memorial High School
Acapelicans will give a special performance
in the gallery. Guests can explore
the many opportunities to win
prizes, get creative, and support the
arts, including a 50/50 raffl e.
The day will conclude with a musical
jam—bring your own handheld
instrument or come ready to sing and
Community Art Day is a celebration
of Pelham Art Center’s mission
to strengthen community by fostering
arts participation and appreciation. In
anticipation of its 50th Anniversary,
the Art Center opens its doors for old
friends and newcomers alike to experience
all that the Art Center offers.
Looking forward to the semi-centennial,
executive director Charlotte
Mouquin says, “We greatly hope to see
you and share our visions for the Art
Center at Community Art Day. Being
relatively new to Pelham and the
Art Center, I embrace opportunities to
meet our constituents and supporters.
This event recalls our roots in the 1970
Pelham Art Happening.”
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses
Golfers can play 9 holes – Shotgun Start @ 4:00 pm
OR play 5 holes – Shotgun Start @ 5:00
Golfers will enjoy snacks on the course and BBQ afterwards – beer and wine included.
SUMMER BBQ FOR NON-GOLFERS
Come to the BBQ and enjoy
Good Food, Fun & Friendship
BBQ begins at 6:30 pm
For more information or sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Sharlene Brown at email@example.com