ArtsWestchester’s From the Streets spring exhibition comes to a close on July 15. The exhibition chronicles the rise of street artists, from vandal to cultural trendsetter, by exploring the evolution of a subculture that has become a global movement. The murals, paintings, photographs, installations and more highlight works from legendary artists of the 1980s in addition to showcasing artists who create innovative works that are informed by those pioneers. The show, co-curated by Marc Leader and Melissa McCaig-Welles, displays the work of more than 35 artists in ArtsWestchester’s historic landmark building.
On July 14, ArtsWestchester presents a screening of Saving Banksy in its gallery. Guests will mingle with artists and enjoy a drink while watching a screening of the acclaimed documentary. The film follows a misguided art collector’s attempts to save a painting by renowned artist Banksy from destruction and the auction block. All proceeds from the event will benefit arts programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. On July 15, “Sound Check” celebrates From the Streets with a closing party reception that will feature live music by local performers.
The Shop at ArtsWestchester, open during gallery hours and programs (Tues-Fri 12-5pm and Sat 12-6pm), features works by artists from the Greater New York area, including exhibiting artist Wane. With each exhibition, the shop is re-curated with new artist and designer products that complement artwork that is currently exhibited in the gallery. Docent-led tours of From the Streets are also available by appointment through July 15. For more info on the exhibition and events, visit: artsw.org/fromthestreets.
Watch a sneak peek of From the Streets below:
Photo caption: Guests admire a mural by street artist Nicer (photo credit: John Vecchiolla)
A version of this article first appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.