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Celebrate Change at This Year’s Art Walk

NYACK, NY – “The times they are a-changin’” is not just a song by America’s favorite ramblin’ Nobel Laureate. It’s also the theme of this year’s Art Walk.
This weekend (June 16-18, 2017), Nyack will be hosting the 12th annual Art Walk. If you’re unfamiliar Art Walk is an event where local artists each create one art piece in their respective medium that speaks to a specific theme. Throughout the course of a weekend in June, these artists gather in in various Nyack shops to meet, discuss, and sell their art.
So what’s the story behind this year’s theme?
Event chair Paulette Ross believes that change is an essential element of the human experience, and whether negative or positive, it acts as a catalyst to our growth. Ross and her colleagues in the artistic community staunchly believe that art is a perfect medium for expressing change throughout our lives.
This year, the event will be honoring U.S. Veterans. A piece by Walt Nygard, a former corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, has been chosen to represent the event. Nygard is a member of Combat Paper NJ and his work is a linocut printed and enhanced on paper made from deconstructed fibers of military uniforms which are reduced to pulp and dried to create a unique, handmade paper. Nygard’s piece will debut in Veterans Park on Nyack’s Main Street on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:00. Local Veterans organizations have been invited to participate in the event.

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