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Local Artists Hold Reception at Mt. Kisco Library

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.—Local artist Alan Reingold might be best known for his commercial work or teaching expertise at the Parson’s School of Design. Around Northern Westchester, though, Reingold makes his presence known at the communal table, where he has casually instructed art classes for more than 15 years.

On Saturday, Reingold’s Wednesday class will be featured at an artist reception at the Mount Kisco Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Reingold is a Mount Kisco resident who has drawn national magazine covers, movie posters and created the TriStar winged horse logo. He teaches at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, located in Mount Kisco, and his Wednesday class features colored pencil drawing that he said is as impressive as he has seen from a learning group.

“The diversified pieces are exciting. They are as professional a group I’ve seen. Each artist has an individual journey that’s pretty compelling,” he said. “This is the most talented group I’ve ever seen in my life.”

The collective growth and success of the group has been heightened greatly by the camaraderie shown, as well as the support given, throughout the room. The artists that will be shown will be Nancy Anton, Beth Saffer, Fran Saracco, Suki Schavoir, Barbara Stanton, Celia Teichman, Jane Ubell-Meyer and Glenda Zuckerman.

“I’ve had a lot of support from this group. We were very supportive of each other when we broke off in our own direction,” said Saffer. “We all started in the same place, but then everyone took off in their own artistic expressions.”

The group has taken on more than just a group dynamic, says long-time member Zuckerman.

“It’s become a therapy group. The group has been together for so long, we support each other, feed off each other and enjoy each other’s company so much,” said Zuckerman, who has been a member of the group since 1994.

Stanton has been a member of the group since 1996 and knows the exhibit will speak to how well the group works individually, as well as collectively.

“I hope people come,” she said. “I feel good about it, because the work we do is beautiful, and I think the level is amazing. I hope people come out to see it.”

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