The Ephemeral Nature of Things​

Chris Soria (photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority) Five days a week, artist Chris Soria hops on his silver bicycle at 7 a.m. and takes a five-minute ride from his Nyack home to an underpass on the Rockland County side of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. On the way, he picks up ... Read More »

An Ode to the Lenape People

The first of ten original works of art is scheduled to be installed on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge path this month. A massive sculpture, TAPPAN ZEE, is the work of artist Ilan Averbuch. It is one of the site-responsive works chosen in a competitive selection process managed by ArtsWestchester in collaboration with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland.

Old Clothes Make New Art

Is fashion no longer fashionable? Well, that may be so. Fashion waste has become one of the unintended consequences of that which we call ‘fast fashion’. So while the fashion industry tries to become more sustainable, celebrities like Jane Fonda are rewearing their old clothes in favor of buying new.
ArtsWestchester turns its lens on fashion waste with a monumental work of art by textile artist Amanda Browder. She has been recycling fabrics into contemporary art for more than 14 years. Her first fabric sculpture, Rapunzel, was made with donated fabric. She threw it out the window of her Chicago apartment and has been recycling second-hand vintage fabrics ever since – both for her own wardrobe and for her one-of-a-kind, large-scale fabric art installations.