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Putnam Arts Council

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Watercolors from Near and Afar

by Amanda Epstein


Friday June 2nd to Sunday June 11th


An exhibit of a mix of plein air and studio paintings by Amanda Epstein depicting scenes from home and her travels.

Opening Reception: Friday June 2nd, 6:00-9:00pm, reception and meet the artist.

Gallery hours:  
Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00pm, Saturdays June 3rd and 10th, Sundays June 4th, and 11th, 12:30 to 3:30pm

Adult Summer Classes and Summer Camp at the Center for Children 6-12

Join Us this Summer and Make New Art and New Friends

The Summer session offering your favorite adult classes and the kids Summer Camp are now open for registration. The Summer Camp offers two program options:  Creative Kids Clay and / or Draw/Paint/Collage. You can register for only one program or bundle for the full experience. Affordable two-week programs where children meet twice a week for two weeks (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Options run from June 27 to August 8. Children will work with a variety of media to create themed projects and will be encouraged to use their imaginations in interpreting the theme.

Arts Link Awards

PAC announces the 2023 PAC announces the 2023 Arts Link Community Regrant Recipients, funded with public funds from Putnam County and with public funds through the NYS Council on the Arts with support from the office of Governor Hochul and the NYS Legislature.

More details on the program and awardees.






The Work Of Our Featured Artist:

Amanda Lincks

 is being displayed in the lobby of the art center. You can read Amanda’s artist statement and view pictures of her art at the following link.

Art in Public Places at Tilly Foster Farm

Art & Food at Tilly’s Table on Tilly Foster Farm 100 Route 312, Brewster, NY 10509. Free admission. Free parking. Visit Tilly Foster Farm to see the new artwork by Chris Casuburi and be sure to check out the triptych by Justin Goodhart in the main dining room.


The A. Eric Arctander Artist Grant was created by his family and friends to honor Eric not only as an artist but as a teacher, mentor and friend of younger artists who assisted them in pursuing a life in art.

The purpose of the GRANT is to support a VISUAL ARTIST. The application process begins May 1, 2023, with submissions due by June 30th, 2023. The scholarship stipend is $500 and will be awarded around July 15th, 2023, at the opening of the July Arts Show opening.

In the Gallery

The installation of the elevator in de gallery is complete. The elevator makes our center more accessible to our visitors and students. We just closed a very successful Building Bridges exhibit. Now we are preparing the gallery to hos Amanda Epstein exhibit “Watercolors from Near and Afar”.  The opening reception will be on Friday June 2nd, 6-9 pm, don’t miss it!!

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