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Nancy Barton at the Prattsville Art Center. Photo by Jess Puglisi.[/caption]Prattsville hosts the second annual Mudfest
this weekend, a festival that plays off the theme of the mud that covered the town in the wake of Hurricane Irene two years ago. WGXC's Jess Puglisi provides an audio update from Prattsville, two years after the storm. Nancy Barton, Andy Reid, and Suzie Walsh speak with Puglisi about how the town's two art centers -- one historic, one now cutting-edge -- are working to revive the town's fortunes. Barton is the Director of the Prattsville Art Center & Residency, a year old venture which brings together international and local artists in the center of Prattsville. Reid and Walsh are with the Zadock Pratt Museum, now reinventing itself as a gallery as it continues to recover from damages sustained during Hurricane Irene. Both organizations will be participating in Prattsville's second annual MudFest, which takes place August 23 and 24. Congressman Chris Gibson will be among the many local folks at Mudfest Sat., Aug. 24. Click here
to listen to the entire report.