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ArtsWestchester Celebrates Afro-Caribbean Culture on March 4
On March 4, ArtsWestchester presents Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21), an intergenerational ensemble that features original compositions along with classical songs of the Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena folkloric traditions. These masterful drummers, singers and dancers will highlight the diversity of the Puerto Rican experience throughout the Diaspora and across generations by showcasing the … Read More »
Westchester, the Arts Represented at 2017 Oscars
Through the blunders and flubs, Westchester and the arts were significantly represented in last night’s Academy Awards® ceremony. In fact, the most-talked-about story of the night included a Westchester notable. The La La Land team proudly took to the stage for the Best Picture award before an announcement that the winner had been incorrectly announced … Read More »
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Explores the Nature of Relationships
Connections and relationships are constantly woven between varying aspects of our lives: a viewer’s experiences help to inform how he or she feels about a work of art regardless of the artist’s initial intention; an artwork may take on different meaning depending on what the curator decides to display in the same space; and a … Read More »
Celebrating the Life of Amelia Earhart at Harrison Public Library
From February through July, Harrison Public Library (HPL) will present a series of programs that celebrate the 80th anniversary of American pilot Amelia Earhart’s last flight. The former Harrison resident was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but disappeared mysteriously in 1937 while attempting to embark on a flight around the … Read More »
Exhibition Pays Tribute to Civic Leader Larry Salley
ArtsWestchester and the African American Men of Westchester will present The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley, a retrospective show that features photographic work of the late Lawrence Salley, an active member in numerous organizations and activities in local Westchester communities. The exhibition will be on view in ArtsWestchester’s gallery in White Plains from … Read More »
Twenty-Year-Old Pianist Takes Audience on Journey Through Time
The Sanctuary Series will feature 20-year-old pianist Alice Burla, one of the youngest students ever accepted to The Juilliard School, in a special performance on February 19. The internationally recognized musician calls Westchester home after previously living in Toronto, Ukraine and Israel, and has performed at acclaimed venues like Carnegie Hall and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional. … Read More »
Nurturing Young Designers, One Stitch at a Time
“Everyone is affected by fashion.” That is the view of Irina Simeonova, who believes that in every interaction, fashion matters: it influences the first impression that a person gives before he or she even speaks. Simeonova has devoted her life to fashion. Beginning in Bulgaria at the age of 11, she created and sewed her … Read More »
Artists Get to the “Heart of the Matter” at Mamaroneck Artists Guild
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Mamaroneck Artists Guild invites more than 25 artists to reflect on what truly matters, and what touches their hearts, in Heart of the Matter. Exhibiting artists created works in photography, painting, printmaking, mixed-media, fiber and sculpture to depict their personal and diverse interpretations of what “heart of the matter” means to … Read More »
Axial Theatre Explores Love and Relationships
The journey to and from love can be hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between. Axial Theatre takes an offbeat look at this range of emotions with Twisted Valentines, a set of eight one-act plays that will be presented over the span of two consecutive weekends in Pleasantville: February 10-12 and 17-19. “The goal was to … Read More »
Arts Alive Grants Support 29 Local Arts Projects in Westchester County
A creative writing workshop for children aged 9-18; a three-day festival of West African art; a set of dance workshops for seniors; a series of folk, jazz and blues concerts – ArtsWestchester is helping to bring these cultural programs to life in Westchester County this year. The organization is awarding 29 “Arts Alive” grants that … Read More »
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