On Saturday afternoon, June 30th, in Poughkeepsie, NY, Elli Fordyce sang with keyboardist Neil Alexander and bassist John Monegon during the reception for a fundraiser for Barrett Art Center’s first ever collaboration with the Walkway Over the Hudson! This was a chance for attendees to take home a piece of the Hudson Valley all while supporting two organizations aiming to serve this area. During the day, professional artists painted on or near the bridge, the work from the plein-air paint-out later being auctioned off at the Mid Hudson Children’s Pavilion. Gigi Hudson Valley catered the event with a delicious selection of hors d'Oeuvre!
All proceeds benefited both the Walkway over the Hudson (for big projects such as building new park amenities and constructing a waterfront elevator) and the Barrett Art Center (to help continue educational programs at their Center on Noxon Street & Clayworks on Main Street).