Elant art series kicks off

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The Elant Foundation kicked off the third annual Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series, sponsored by Rose & Kiernan, Fox Radio, O’Connor Davies, Pepsi Cola of the Hudson Valley and Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLC. This program provides free art classes and exhibits to residents of Elant at Goshen, and programs to the senior community.

The art series, which provides free classes, exhibits and performances, is a result of a bequest of $25,000 to the Elant Foundation from the estate of Elias and Nettie P. Weiss. The donation was specifically allotted to create an art series at Elant at Goshen in memory of the couple’s only child, Jeffrey, who had a passion for the arts throughout life before passing from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Elant collaborates with the Orange County Arts Council and Wallkill River School, along with a committee of volunteers to facilitate the resources for the arts community to ensure the best quality of programming. The Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series will soon begin to search for funding, in order to continue provide the valuable activities and therapeutic opportunities for all seniors in the community.

The Elant at Goshen residents who participate in the bi-weekly classes had three pieces selected by Leading Age last year, at their conferences and programs throughout New York State. This year, two residents in the program were recognized by Leading Age. Current Elant resident, Antolene Farmer’s painting was chosen to be part of the traveling exhibit for Leading Age. Fred Smith, another resident, received a Gallery Award, as his painting was chosen to be hung in one of the public areas at Leading Age New York.

The art series continues making great strides to improve the lives of Elant at Goshen residents and seniors in the community by providing them with exposure to various forms of art.

“The success of the Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series exemplifies just how valuable planned giving can be for a not-for-profit,” said Melissa McCoy, Elant’s director of Corporate Initiatives and coordinator of the Jeffrey A. Weiss Memorial Art Series. “It is our honor to facilitate this program in Jeffrey’s name. Each Elant resident who participates in the art series is exposed to a plethora of activities, as they are introduced to cultural diversity, their abilities are enhanced and their quality of life improved.”

For additional information, call 845-360-1410 or visit www.elant.org.

Calendar of Art Workshops:
July 15 - Mike Jarosko, Watercolor

Aug. 5 - Shawn Dell Joyce, Art Class

Aug. 19 - Shawn Dell Joyce, Art Class

Sept. 7 - Ken DeAngelis & Julie Ziavras, Folk Music

Sept. 16 - Zylofone, Interactive Music Therapy

Oct. 7 - Doug Milne, Botanical Drawing

Oct. 21 - Debbe Cushman Femiak, Art Class

Nov. 4 & 18 - Diane Bollen, Photography

Dec. 16 - Robert Gould, Hudson Valley Art Work Presentation

Jan. 6 & 20, 2015 - Nancy Reed Jones, Acrylic

Feb. 3, 2015 - Janet Howard Fatta, Watercolor

Feb. 17, 2015 - Mitchell Saler, Watercolor

Calendar of Art Shows:
June 23 - July 15 - Mike Jarosko

July 15 - Aug. 4 - John F. Gould - Summer Theme

Aug. 4 - 25 - Shawn Dell Joyce
Aug. 25 - Sept. 22 - Elant Resident Annual Art Show

Sept. 22 - Oct. 13 - Doug Milne

Oct. 13 - Nov. 3 - Debbe Cushman Femiak

Nov. 3 - Dec. 1 - Jennie Ossentjuk

Dec. 1 - 29 - John F. Gould - Winter Theme

Dec. 29 - Jan. 20 - Nancy Reed Jones

Jan. 20 - Feb. 9 - Janet Howard Fatta

Feb. 9 - March 2 - Mitchell Saler

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