Featured Artist From a young age Ari related to Kermit the Frog and his view that "it is not easy being green". Over the last three years Ari has expressed his love of the Muppet movies with his character creations. Creativity, Plaster of Paris, acrylic paints, many props and hard work go into the making of each Muppet. Ari's Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Rowlf, Walter, Scooter and Animal drew special recognition at the Schenectady JCC's 2nd Annual Capital Capabilities Festival and were also displayed in their entrance this past January and February. Ari, now 17 years old, spends Sunday mornings at the Living Resources Carriage House Art Center with artist and teacher Marcus Anderson. Ari is now hard at work on the planning phase of Sam the Eagle. We can't wait to see it.