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Child Care Center Receives Grant from Arts Council

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 07:22
Students at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center worked on an art exhibit that has now been funded by the Huntington Arts Council.

The Huntington Arts Council has awarded Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center a grant for the center’s Color of Freedom art show, which will take place starting Oct. 7 at the Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after being postponed because of the pandemic last spring. The $3,750 grant comes from an allocation of state money that is administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center said the show will emphasize the rainbow of colors and cultures integral to its after-school program. The multi-media exhibition will include the work of children in the program, featuring painting, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, and a “freedom quilt.”

The show will be led by Susan Lazarus-Reimen, an artist who works in painting, sculpture, and collage, along with teachers from the child care center, including Andrea Cote (performing arts, video, and photography), Beverly Granger (ceramics), Madolin Archer (painting and drawing), Erin O’Conner (textiles), and Aaron Warkov (photography). 

“The center is grateful for the support of the Huntington Arts Council," Bonnie Michelle Cannon, its executive director, said in a press release. "Our teaching artists are such an important part of the opportunities we are able to offer to our children. Exposing children to the arts at an early age inspires and opens eyes to limitless possibilities. It truly enriches and can change lives.”

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