On this beautiful sunny morning in Long Beach, NY, the LBNY Arts Council installed “Lady Liberty,” a fantastic driftwood sculpture by Long Beach native Mitch VanDoff, in front of City Hall. It is the first piece of public art on the municipal site in Long Beach, and a proud accomplishment for the Arts Council.

Pictured left to right: Eve Hammer, Director of Development, Long Beach Arts Council; Ed Kennedy, President, Long Beach Arts Council; Donna Gayden, Long Beach City Manager; Mitch VanDoff, Driftwood Artist and Sculptor of “Lady Liberty;” Wendy Goldstein, Secretary, Long Beach Arts Council, and Michelle Huttler Silver, Long Beach Arts Council Board Member.