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In Memory of Paul Tesoro

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All of us at Arts Mid-Hudson mourn the passing of Paul Tesoro. During his two terms (six years) on our board of directors, he ended his board service as Chairperson – Paul’s work at the helm of our organization was vital as we changed our name from the Dutchess County Arts Council to Arts Mid-Hudson and began to further expand the region we serve. His deep interest in the mission of our organization, to bring the arts in all its forms to every community was clear in everything he did – from serving on several committees, to attending every arts event he possibly could.

Paul not only attended events he was a faithful supporter of this organization, knowing that big visions needed financial backing. This fall he and his wife Celeste were nominated by the public to receive the 2017 Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Award as Patrons.

We will miss seeing Paul arrive at each event and his great discussions on art, theatre, and getting the arts out into the community. We are grateful for his service to this organization, his friendship and support, and will continue this work in a way that Paul would approve.




Linda Marston-Reid, Executive Director