Assemblywoman Galef Highlights Arts on the Lake in the Town of Kent on Her Newest TV Episode of “Dear Sandy”

August 24, 2012

Assemblywoman Galef is joined by Arts on the Lake Executive Director James Shearwood on the right, and President Robert Bradley in the center on the set of her television show “Dear Sandy.”

On her most recent episode of her cable television show, “Dear Sandy” Assemblywoman Sandy Galef learns more about the Town of Kent’s Arts on the Lake, a visual and performing arts facility. Arts on the Lake, housed in an adaptive reuse overhaul of an old firehouse on Lake Carmel, has reconnected the Kent community and surroundings with the arts. Executive Director James Shearwood and President Robert Bradley discuss with Galef how far the facility has come in the last six years and their plans for the future.

Guests share details with the assemblywoman about how the community, volunteers and artists came together with the municipality to make this relatively new arts center a reality. Programs in the works that bring in students of all ages, performers and fine artists show how the arts are thriving in Kent and how they spur creativity, economic activity as well as a sense of community.

“Arts on the Lake has so much to offer to those in Kent and the environs,” states Assemblywoman Galef, “I am so pleased at the progress this facility has made in the last few years. Seeing the dreams of so many community members come to fruition is just wonderful. I know that Arts on the Lake will continue to be a hub of creativity and activity for many years to come, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to speak with James and Robert who are so passionate about the arts and their mission in Kent.” Galef also noted that a recent report from Arts Westchester showed the tremendous economic impact the arts have had in other parts of her district. As noted in the report, this was something those in the arts and tourism had always suspected, but is now born out in the statistics analyzed for this report. She asks viewers to find out more about this exciting new art center by watching her TV show.

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

“Dear Sandy- Arts on the Lake” airs as follows:

Fridays, August 31, September 7, 14 and 21
at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)
Yorktown Channel 74

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)

Fridays, August 31, September 7 and 14
at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8

Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.