Spreading smiles, supporting young artists
Above: Professional artists and students team up to create stained glass panels for the community of Malone. From left are Franklin Academy teacher Caron Roulston, students Rebecca Branconnier and Kayla Tuper, and artist Michael Hart.
When Bev Quenville retired from teaching for the Malone Central School District, her colleagues and friends organized an art auction in her honor, the proceeds of which were used to establish the Bev Quenville Art Fund at Adirondack Foundation.
The fund’s purpose is to connect artists and community through public art projects in which artists mentor students.
This year, the fund teamed up with Kalpana Reddy of the Wholistic Center to award grants to create stained glass panels that now hang in the chapel of the Alice Hyde Medical Center and the Franklin County Courthouse.
“One was inspired by a map of Malone and the other by a map of Saranac Lake,” Quenville said. “I look forward to all future works of art, which will be placed throughout the community for the public to enjoy.”