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Bus shelter artwork is on view throughout the city of Beacon!

Congratulations to the six artists selected for 2019-2020
  
Beth Haber, Elizabeth Lindy, Philippe Safire,
Melanie Perez, Joe Radoccia, and Anna West

 
Image credits clockwise from top left: Anna West, Wetsuit Surfer (photo by Anna West); Joe Radoccia, Lenwood and Lois (photo by Phil Nerestan); Elizabeth Lindy, The Commuter Series: Abstract; Beth Haber, Rich Text (pomegranates); Philippe Safire, Nightcolors; Melanie Perez, Untitled
BeaconArts is pleased to present the third annual Beacon Bus Shelter project starting November 1, 2019. The project brings art from local artists to six bus shelters throughout the city of Beacon. Participating artists include Beth Haber, Elizabeth Lindy, Philippe Safire, Melanie Perez, Joe Radoccia, and Anna West. Five of the artists were selected from an open call for BeaconArts members, and Melanie Perez is a student at Peekskill High School who participated in the Dia Teens program at Dia:Beacon. The project was organized by BeaconArts board members Michelle Alumkal and Karlyn Benson.
 
The artwork selected for the bus shelters includes a broad range of styles and subject matter that we hope will be engaging and inspiring for both locals and visitors. Anna West’s painting of a surfer can be found at the entrance to Polhill Park near the Beacon Visitor Center. Philippe Safire’s pixilated portraits are located on Main Street at the corner of Cliff Street, and Elizabeth Lindy’s abstracted landscape is on the bus shelter on Veteran’s Place near the Beacon Post Office. Melanie Perez’s images of female basketball players are located on Wolcott Avenue at Forrestal Heights. Joe Radoccia’s larger than life portraits of LGBTQ elders are on the bus shelter on Wolcott Avenue near Hudson Avenue up the hill from Dia:Beacon. Finally, Beth Haber’s powerful red abstract work is installed at a bus shelter at the Beacon Metro North train station, the first time we have featured this location. This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. Click here for artist bios 
Press for BeaconArts Bus Shelters
Highlands Current: A Rider’s Guide to Beacon’s Bus-Shelter Art
November 22, 2019 by Alison Rooney
Please note a few corrections: Beacon City Council did not provide funding for the project. Also, the article erroneously mentions people who helped with the project this year. In 2019 Michelle Alumkal and Karlyn Benson received graphic design assistance from Chris Neyen and installation help from Anna West, Kelly Ellenwood, Greg Slick, and Marc Bernier. 

Hudson Valley News: BeaconArts unveils artist-designed bus shelters
November 15, 2019 by Linda Marston-Reid


This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson
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