Franklin Street Gallery will host a meet and greet reception on Thursday, June 22, 4 – 6 PM to introduce its new Gallery Coordinator, Maria Driscoll McMahon. The event is open to the public.
McMahon will coordinate artist exhibits, classes and workshops, special events, and other opportunities at Franklin Street Gallery that are open to all in the Finger Lakes community.
McMahon is currently an adjunct professor at Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College, teaching drawing and painting. She has also served as an Arts in Education Program Specialist at GST BOCES, coordinating arts programs in school districts in five counties, and as a full-time art teacher in the Horseheads Central School District.
An exhibiting artist herself, McMahon’s art practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, video, performance, writing, and sound. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Art, an MA in Studio Art, and a BS degree in Art Education.
Jeannette Frank, executive director of The Arc, added: “Maria brings with her years of experience teaching people of all ages with various backgrounds and abilities. She is enthusiastic about advancing the arts in Schuyler County and we are thrilled to welcome her and her ideas for the future.”
The Arc opened Franklin Street Gallery in 2009 to create opportunities that enrich lives in the community, including people with developmental disabilities, through art. The Gallery at 209 N. Franklin Street in Watkins Glen is open in the summer Wednesday – Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 am – 6 pm; and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Call 607-535-2571 or visit arcofschuyler.org to find out more about the Gallery as well as volunteer opportunities and to sign up for monthly email updates.