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Hamrick introduces Hunter's piano museum

May 23, 2012 5:54 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="A Civil War Square grand piano, part of the Plashakov collection. Photo from Catskill Mountain Foundation website."][/caption]

On Tue., May 22, 2012, the Greene County Council on the Arts held an award ceremony, honoring recipients of the Decentralization Program. The Pleshakov Piano Museum was one of the recipients, and, next door to the Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter Artistic Director Kenneth Hamrick took attendees on a tour of the Pleshakov Piano Museum. The Pleshakov Piano Museum is located at 7971 Route 23A (Main Street), in Hunter, NY. Starting June 2, operating hours, including tours, are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 12 to 4 p.m. Tours are at 1 and 3 p.m. For more information, call (518) 263-2036 or visit www.pleshakov.com

Click here to hear a short report about the presentation, and an excerpt of Hamrick's presentation.

Click here to hear Kenneth Hamrick's complete presentation.

Complete list of Greene County grant recipients. Greene County received requests totaling $42,327 – twice the amount of available funding. Fifteen applicants received $20,000 for Project Support. They are:
• Athens Cultural Arts Center for a summer sculpture festival & decorative arts exhibition.
• Athens Cultural Arts Center and Lisa Thomas for an Animation Film Festival with guest artists.
• Cairo Public Library for multi-disciplinary arts programs.
• Catskill Community Center and Matt Bua for a sculptural fence for the Catskill Community Garden.
• Catskill Community Center and Dina Bursztyn for ceramic workshops for children, teens, and adults.
• Community of Windham Foundation & John Quinn for production of a one-act play “Dear Amelia” to be presented at the Civil War Weekend in Windham.
• D.R. Evarts Library for Vision, Voice and Hands multi-arts programs.
• Heart of Catskill & David Woodin for classical music concert by Catskill Community Orchestra;
• Love ‘N Care Pet Sanctuary & Margo Muller for “Water, Water Everywhere!,” a children’s theater project about the power of water from the ice industry to Hurricane Irene’s aftermath produced with support from the Zadock Pratt Museum, photographer Larry Gambon, and Prattsville community members.
• Mountain Top Historical Society and Elaine Warfield for swing dance lessons & live band performance in Tannersville.
• Oak Hill Preservation Association for presenters for Oak Hill Day.
• Schoharie Creek Players for production of Dancing at Lughnasa.
• Town of Hunter and Kevin VanHentenryck for outdoor stone carving class and demonstration on Route 23.
• Windham Public Library for arts activities.