Poughkeepsie Journal - December 7, 2019
The artistic flair of children from a Rhinebeck art program is receiving attention from a national television audience thanks to a movie starring Pleasant Valley resident and actress Hilarie Burton.
Burton, known for television’s “One Tree Hill,” stars as an art teacher in a Lifetime cable network holiday movie called “A Christmas Wish.”
The opening scene features several paintings, including two with holiday themes, created by students at Astor Services for Children and Families in Rhinebeck who participate in the agency’s Expressive Arts Program.
Burton, a strong supporter of Astor, whose involvement with the organization runs deep, sent the following tweet on Nov. 28: “Best part of the kid art in #AChristmasWish? Our producer extraordinaire Daniel Lewis suggested we reach out to @AstorServices and get some of our kids here in NY to create art for the movie. It meant so much to me.”