“Beacons of Music,” my latest public art installation with photography by Rob Penner, sponsored by BMW of the Hudson Valley was a roaring success. Rob’s photos celebrate the current musical culture of Beacon, NY, and instead of a “wine & cheese” opening reception, the musicians whose pix were on the wall gave astounding performances in a public concert. With two stages providing continuous music, we had a happy crowd with an overall attendance of about 1000 during the course of the day. Listeners enjoyed the music they came to hear and sat thru styles they wouldn’t ordinarily go to hear. Young & old were entertained and it was just great. Go to for links to the artists and more great art in Beacon developed by The Rutigliano Group.