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World of Quilts celebrates the contemporary sewing community
On May 6 and 7, the Northern Star Quilters Guild will present the World of Quilts—A Celebration of Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts at the Purchase College Gymnasium.
When a Sculpture is More Than a Sculpture
After more than four years of planning and collaboration, Peaceful Journey, a new site-responsive sculpture by artist Eto Otitigbe, was recently unveiled at 42 Broad, a new residential building in the Fleetwood neighborhood of Mount Vernon.
Teen-Curated Exhibition Looks at Coming-of-Age Themes
Pelham Art Center (PAC)’s current Mental Fragments exhibition, on view through May 7, dives into themes that look at how people grow and experience change throughout school to adulthood. Appropriately, the show was curated by members of the Center’s Teen Arts Council.
Two-Part Program Introduces Raga Music of North India
On May 6-7, a two-part program presented by ArtsWestchester and Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) will introduce audiences to the classical Raga music of North India. Taking place at MCW, the program aims to introduce this art form to audiences in Westchester who are less familiar with it.
JazzFest White Plains 2023 Lineup Announced
The presenting partners of JazzFest White Plains have announced the lineup for this year’s 12th annual festival, which will take place September 6-10. The event is a partnership between ArtsWestchester, White Plains BID and the City of White Plains with presenting sponsor Montefiore Einstein.
Taking the Printmaking Plunge
It was a summer evening in July and I was with the ArtsMobile team at Druss Park in White Plains for an event from the City’s “Nights in the Park” series. Our job, as usual, was to bring arts into the community and provide arts access to as many people as possible.
Heavy D-Inspired Public Sculpture Unveiled in Mount Vernon
A monumental new public art sculpture was unveiled yesterday in Mount Vernon. Peaceful Journey, by artist Eto Otitigbe was commissioned through an open competitive process managed by ArtsWestchester for its permanent home at the new 42 Broad building.
From the CEO: Rothko’s Chapel
About Janet Langsam: During her time at the helm of ArtsWestchester, the organization – formerly known as the Westchester Arts Council – has grown from a $1 million to a $4.5 million agency and has excelled at making the arts more visible, diverse and accessible for all. ArtsWestchester offers financial and marketing support to emerging arts … Read More »
A Community Comes Together to Acknowledge the Past and Make Way for the Future
While it is commonly believed that enslavement only happened in the south, New York City, was the epicenter of slavery in the North. It ranked second in the business of slavery nationally. The Wall Street slave market was built with the help of enslaved Africans, and some of the earliest insurance companies in America insured enslavers against the loss, damage or death of their enslaved Africans.
From the CEO: Celebrating Two Grammys
Many people ask me “What is an arts council?”. ArtsWestchester is an arts council, one of some six-thousand nationwide, which supports the arts through leadership, funding, programming, education, advocacy, audience cultivation and professional development.
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