While checking items off of their holiday gift lists, shoppers can also take in some of the colorful art that adorns Westchester’s local shopping centers. Developers are more and more frequently enlivening their streetscapes by bringing public art to community spaces for local visitors to enjoy. These projects are becoming a priority during significant site renovations.
Amanda Browder is the type of artist whose work you spot a mile away. Her signature geometric patterns of bright, community-sourced fabrics wrap buildings and structures all around the country – but no matter the location, the pieces are always unmistakably hers. However, according to the artist, these projects are not just hers. Browder encourages people to contribute to her landmark fabric sculptures, providing an entirely new level of accessibility in public art.
Data is sexy. In some way or another, we’ve all fallen under its spell. We watch the votes being counted on animated maps on Election Day, or log the number of calories consumed on a Wednesday. This is because data is a powerful tool. An infographic can tell a thousand stories – of individuals in need, diseases to be cured, products to launch, or dividends to sow. ArtsWestchester’s Dataism exhibition features the works of 13 contemporary artists who are captivated by the stories data can tell or, in some cases, forget to tell.