The executive director of the Pelham Art Center, Lynn Honeysett is retiring from her position and the organization has named Charlotte Mouquin to replace her. Honeysett has been with the art center for seven years. Honeysett said her husband Tom retired from CBS’ “60 Minutes” last year and they plan to travel extensively and divide their time between their homes in Westchester and Columbia counties.
Brian Bober, president of the art center’s board, noted that the board received the news with regret but wished her great happiness. “It’s been a pleasure getting to know Lynn over the years, on a professional level and also as a friend,” said Bober.
Mouquin is a curator and artist. She was the director of Rush Arts Galleries of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation for seven years. Originally from Rockland County, Mouquin has been living and working in Brooklyn for the past nine years. Her credentials include degrees from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Parsons School of Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University.
Honeysett is credited with doubling the number of free, public cultural art-making workshops and performances, creating sculpture exhibitions, bringing the annual New Rochelle ArtsFest to Pelham as a two-town collaboration and working in collaboration with the Pelham Public Library on the townwide PelhamReads! and with the Junior League of Pelham on its annual Roundtable.
The center’s programming continues with the March 1 demonstration by portrait artist Yuka Imata. The demonstration will explore the portrait process step by step, from drawing the composition in charcoal on the canvas to a completing the work in oil paints. As she works, Imata will share her thoughts on light and shadow, colors, and paint strokes. The free event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.