Join leaders from the County’s arts and business community as we gather to celebrate the stellar accomplishments of the 2021 Arts Award Honorees. This past year has proven to be one of innovation and creativity unlike any other. ArtsWestchester is pleased to honor artists, cultural organizations, educators and civic leaders who enrich the cultural life of Westchester, its communities and its citizens.
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2021 Arts Award Honorees
Hon. Benjamin Boykin
As an esteemed government leader, Chairman Benjamin “Ben” Boykin thinks outside the box when it comes to the arts. Chairman Boykin’s longtime support of the arts runs deep. From JazzFest White Plains to Juneteenth, he knows how music and art enlivens cities and counties and heals hearts and minds.
A nationally recognized American sculptor, working in bronze and bronze resin, has won over 20 public art commisions around the U.S. and is credited with reframing public art to include historic Black images.
ARTS ORGANIZATION AWARD
The Westchester Chordsmen
Performing in Westchester for over 65 years this renowned male chorus is dedicated to singing the finest a cappella music, creating a unique sound love by audiences of all ages.
The Village of Sleepy Hollow Wishing Wall
In 2020 during the pandemic, over 250 local residents-planners, artists, writers, arts educators and volunteer painters, people of all ages-together designed and painted a mural along the Hudson River.
SOPHIA ABELES ARTS
Jazz Forum Arts: Jitterbugs Program
Responding to COVID-19, Jazz Forum Arts launched JITTERBUGS online in May 2020, introducing Jazz to families with children ages 2-5 years, this monthly 30-minute program-sold out its first class-nine more were held for 150+ families.
EMILY & EUGENE GRANT
ARTS PATRON AWARD
Dr. Judith Schwartz
Professor, curator, critic, author, lecturer, and collector, she lives and breathes the arts. Her leadership has enriched the many boards she serves on from the Clay Art Center (Port Chester) to the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva) and the International Museum of Dinnerware Design (Ann Arbor).
Photographer Elijah Goodwin has a passion for nature, for science, for water, flowers, animals, the wilderness, for biology and the beauty in our environment that is often overlooked. His goal is to help others appreciate this beauty through his photography.