Creative Expressions Artist Joy Pendlebury Receives Honor

Joy Pendlebury is a dedicated artist in Lexington's Creative Expressions art program. Joy works hard to develop her own style and has an eye for design and color along with a keen ability to see what changes need to be made in order to make her work the best that it can be. She welcomes input from others and actually enjoys the critiquing portion of class time. Her painting, “Diva,” was recently selected as the cover artwork for the ARC Otsego’s VOICE, which was an incredible honor for Joy. This year’s exhibit marks the VOICE’s tenth anniversary celebrating the creative voices of artists with disabilities. The exhibition and reception were held at the Martin Mullen Gallery at SUNY Oneonta on July 18th. Many kind words were said about Joy and her art during the awards ceremony. She was told that her painting of a confident young woman gave a face to the VOICE.