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Arts Angels At Work Again

ArtsAngelsLogoby Julie Buffington Rizner

With a new school year underway, Arts Angels are looking to expand their membership. The parents and community members that compose Arts Angels are seeking your assistance in supporting the arts programs in the Nyack Public Schools

Here are the artistic areas where the Art Angels toil:

ArtWorks supported funding for college scholarships to three AP Art Class graduating seniors, provided full day workshops for students in the Art Honor Society and DaVinci Center, purchased a video camera for students in the high school film class; coordinated alumni presentations for students in high school visual arts classes, and sponsored a reading and photography project at the middle school.

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The Jimerson String Festival, a Program Supported by Arts Angels

DramaWorks awarded college scholarships to four Drama Club graduating seniors; sponsored  development of a compelling video message featuring high school Drama Club members, directed and produced by a high school senior; and helped fund the acclaimed production of the high school fall play, Almost Maine; the spring musical AIDA; and the One-Act plays.

MusicWorks funded scholarships for elementary, middle and high school students for private lessons; engaged clinicians to work with students throughout the year including in the summer music camp, the 4th grade Chorus, the Jazz Band, and the String Orchestra; purchased and repaired instruments courtesy of the Sean Ryan fund; and, supported the high school ensembles in performances and competitions at prestigious venues in and around New York, including at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

The Nyack business community has once again joined with Arts Angels to support the arts by offering discounts to members. Membership cards list all of the participating vendors.

Membership levels:

  • $10 is a “Basic Membership,
  • $25 makes you a “Supporter of the Arts
  • $50 is the “Patron of the Arts” level
  •  $75 makes you a “Guardian of the Arts”
  • Give $100, and you’ll be an “Angel of the Arts.”

Visit to join or send your check to Arts Angels, P.O Box 760, Nyack, NY 10960.

Julie Buffington Rizner is the Membership Chair for  Arts Angels.


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