The Lexington (Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC) Foundation announces the development of The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, a very unique and innovative program.
The Foundation has signed a contract and intends to purchase the former Tetra Tech property and facilities located on 66 picturesque acres in Mayfield, NY.
The Center, named for Lexington's former Executive Director of 42 years, Paul Nigra, will be a beautiful, year-round arts center that will provide a rich assortment of art and hobby-related classes for emerging artists of all ages and interests including, but not limited to, culinary arts, performing arts, visual arts, quilting, woodcarving and yoga. It will also house premium art venues, host fun family events and provide educational opportunities for the entire community (both the general public and individuals supported by Lexington). The very best of Fulton County's local talent will teach classes and give presentations at the Center and noted artists from beyond the county's borders will visit and share their expertise and talent. It will also proudly offer employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
The Lexington Foundation has partnered with the Savannah College of Art and Design's (SCAD) Collaborative Learning Center (CLC). Graduate students studied the Center's unique needs and then presented ideas about how to best design and adapt the existing space to suit those needs. SCAD professors visited Lexington to learn about the services and support Lexington provides, meet staff and the individuals supported by Lexington, and visit the proposed property.
The Center, scheduled to open June 2015, will be wholly owned and operated by the Foundation and will be funded by contributions, grants, and fees for services. To read more, please click here.