Good wishes and happy holidays to you all. This time of year brings a warmth and peace in the memories of days past, as well as hope, and perhaps uncertainty, towards the days ahead. My thoughts are with all who work hard to protect our freedoms, as well as those in authority who by the positions they hold are entrusted with the protection of our lives and liberties. Despite our differences, we share the common bond of friendship and family. Our very humanity unites us wherever and whoever we are.
So now, we have had a string of wonderful art exhibits. The celebration of our centennial was quickly followed by the larger celebration of the 325th anniversary year of the founding of New Rochelle. I am sure you have been made aware of the many events that have taken place and continue to take place all over town. Coming up on the horizon for The New Rochelle Art Association is our Adolph Grant Award Show on December 8th. There will be monetary awards presented for Best of Show and the Adolph Grant Award for the best work by a New Rochelle resident.
Our Annual Holiday Party and Adolph Grant awards reception will be on Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the library. Please join us for some holiday cheer. This gathering will be a chance to encourage your fellow artists, to support each other, and get a recharge to our mental and creative outlooks. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Keep up the art and remember, as we celebrate all that is good, and pleasing, and perfect, we all hold the responsibility in the bigger scheme of things to birth new ways to express our sense of the beauty of creation and the great good that is always present around us.
Thank you for your continued support as president and have a wonderful holiday season.
The New Rochelle Art Association
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