Monday, March 21, 2011

Councilor Lisi Donates Free Passes to Area Museums to Holyoke Public Library

HOLYOKE- City Councilor At-Large Rebecca Lisi donated free passes to area museums to the Holyoke Public Library this week. The passes to MASS MoCA and to the Norman Rockwell museum admit up to 2 adults and two children each. Holyoke residents are welcome to check out the free passes with their library cards at the Library Circulations desk.

Councilor Lisi donated the museum passes to the Library in honor of the graduation of her husband, Damian Cote, from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) with a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking. Lisi also said that the gift seemed to be an appropriate addition to the Library’s collection given all the other work going into restoring and updating the Public Library building.

“Damian and I are real art enthusiasts and I wanted to make sure that the city’s residents could easily access and enjoy art to the extent that we do. Other area libraries carry free passes to these museums and it seemed to be the perfect time to gift them to the library,” said Lisi.

The Norman Rockwell Museum passes expire on November 1, 2011 and the MASS MoCA passes expire on February 12, 2012.