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Seniors Showcase Artwork At Tarrytown Library

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Paul Aiello says he doesn't know much about art because he was a florist for 53 years.

But Aiello thought he'd give it a try and decided to join the Neighborhood House of the Tarrytowns' senior art workshop.

“Somebody told me about the program, and I said 'Let me go up there, give it a shot and see what I can do,'” he said.

Aiello's artwork is part of a monthlong exhibit at Warner Library, which showcases the products of Neighborhood House's senior workshop. Aiello and several other artists from the program were at the library Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the exhibition.

Class takes place at the Neighborhood House on Wildey Street from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Neighborhood House is a nonprofit community center that provides services to Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow residents, as well as operating a thrift store and other programming.

Workshop instructor Christina Blatt said the workshop artists range in skill levels from professional to beginner, but “they're all really good artists.”

“People come in saying “I can't do anything. I can't do art.” Then they're really surprised,” she said.

Fina Randazeo is another artist in the workshop. She said five years ago, she didn't know how to create art. During Wednesday's reception, she praised the workshop and her fellow artists.

Aiello said he enjoyed art and would not be stopping anytime soon.

“I'm going to keep working at it and sharpen my skills,” he said.

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