Passing of Pelham Art Center Executive Director,
Charlotte Mouquin Voznesenskaya
To the Pelham Art Center Community,
It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that we share the passing of our Executive Director, Charlotte Mouquin Voznesenskaya. Charlotte leaves behind a legacy of artistic dedication and an unwavering commitment to the arts community.
Charlotte’s profound impact on Pelham Art Center cannot be overstated. Her leadership, passion for the arts and artists, and tireless efforts to build community through art have shaped our organization into what it is today—a vibrant hub of creativity and artistic expression. Under her guidance, the PAC survived and thrived during a pandemic, expanded its impact into our neighboring communities, and touched the lives of countless individuals.
Charlotte was also a visionary artist, a kind and generous spirit, a colleague, friend, mentor, mother, partner, and daughter. We join her family in their grief.
The staff, board members, and teacher-artists of the Pelham Art Center are committed to ensuring that it remains a place of inspiration, growth, and creativity. We appreciate the support of the community as we mourn and console each other, most especially the youth volunteers, interns, and students to whom Charlotte was so dedicated.
In the coming weeks, we plan to organize memorial events and statements to honor Charlotte’s life and contributions. We will share details on our website and our Facebook page as these become available.
We appreciate your continued support during this difficult time and look forward to keeping Charlotte’s spirit alive. Some have inquired about making a donation – at her family’s request, donations should be directed to the Pelham Art Center’s capital campaign, a cause close to Charlotte’s heart.
Charlotte Mills Mouquin Voznesenskaya, 41, of Valley Cottage, died unexpectedly of natural causes on August 25, 2023. Born in New York, NY, Charlotte was an adored wife, loving and pure-hearted mother, dear daughter, fun-loving sister, gregarious aunt, and amazing friend.
Charlotte lived life to the fullest. She was an artist in spirit and in trade, having graduated from the Master’s School in 2000, studied at the Pont Aven School of Art (France), in 2001, earned her BFA in Fine Arts from Parson’s School of Design in 2004, a master’s degree in Art Education from the Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005, a master’s degree in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art/University of Manchester in 2009, and a Certificate in Arts & Culture Strategy from UPenn/National Arts Strategies in 2019. Until her death, Charlotte served as the Executive Director of the Pelham Art Center and was an artist/curator/educator at CharVoz Studio & Projects, having previously been the Director of the Rush Galleries and Curator/Gallery Manager at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery. For a short time, Charlotte taught art to students in Vermont.
Charlotte loved to visit her extended family in Ukraine, and traveled to Brazil and Europe with friends and family. She was always up for an adventure. She enjoyed concerts, plays, and art. She often attended art openings, gallery shows, and artist meetings. She loved experiencing everyone’s art including making her own. Charlotte was the life of every party. Her spirit will continue to be felt with every toast, carol, and family meal.
Charlotte leaves her beloved husband, Alex Voznesenskiy and daughter, Zara, to continue spreading love and making memories. She also leaves her mother, PJ; brothers Henri (Jacki) and James (Katrina) Mouquin; mother-in-law Tanya Hoffmann; niece Keira, nephew Marc, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to remember her. Her father, Charles Mouquin, predeceased her.
Donations may be made to the Pelham Art Center’s Capital Campaign in Charlotte’s memory.