Classes, Paganini oncert, and Japanese Calligraphy Offered at Arts on the Lake



Classes in the arts resume, international violinist Eric Grossman returns and a workshop in Japanese Calligraphy is open to the community this weekend at Arts on Lake, 640 Route 52 in Kent.


“Favorite classes like painting, acting, the playwrights’ workshop, Zumba and workshops for children are on the schedule again,” said Educational Director Ellen Leerburger, “but we are also offering drawing and making room for the returning popularity of life drawing this fall.”


Internationally-noted violinist Eric Grossman, who has twice performed at Arts on the Lake, returns to this area on Saturday, September 8, to play an all-Paganini concert in the Sedgewood Boathouse.  Located on China Pond off Route 301 in Western Kent, the Boathouse was chosen, said Friends of Classical Music Director Midhat Serbagi, “for it vibrant acoustics.”


One of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of all time, Niccolo Paganini is known for his compositions and as a pillar of modern violin technique.  Paganini’s well-known “Caprice No. 24 in A-minor” and the “Witches Dance” are included on the program.


Grossman has performed with orchestras in the United States, Europe, Korea, Japan, and Cuba under renowned conductors including Zubin Mehta, Stanislaw Skrowaczewki, and Michael Gielen.


Tickets to this public concert are $30 with a $15 discount for students and members of Arts on the Lake.


A workshop in Japanese Calligraphy (the Dance of the Asian Brush) led by artist Sharon Nakazata will be offered at the Art Center on Route 52 on Sunday afternoon, September 9, at 3 pm.  Part of the Community Workshop Series, it is open to all skill levels from beginning to experienced.


To encourage wide participation, the public admission is $5. There is no charge for students or members of Arts on the Lake.  Workshop reservations should be made to or 845 228-2685.


The Community Workshops are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the NY State Legislature and with public funds from Putnam County.  These grant programs are managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council.


Tickets and information on all programs of Arts on the Lake are available at  Reservations and messages can be left at (845) 228-2685.


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