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Events in Westchester December 2-8

Looking for arts events in Westchester this week? Here’s our curated guide to in-person and virtual arts happenings. Want more arts news? Read this month’s issue of ArtsNews here.

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DEC. 2-29: Photography by Women of The Ground Glass

The Ground Glass presents HOT FLASHES, an exhibit of fine art photography by nine women photographers.  The exhibition includes a variety of interesting photographic styles, techniques and processes, from abstract to surreal. This exhibition will be on display at the Gallery at Ossining Public Library during library hours, with an opening reception on December 3 from 2-4pm.

SAT., DEC. 3: Family Day: Celebrating Jerry Pinkney

This Saturday, Katonah Museum of Art will host an afternoon of family activities in celebration of the legacy of children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney. Guests will enjoy watercolor, illustration and collage activities throughout the day. Gloria Pinkney, who co-authored many books with her late husband, will read from some of the books they worked on together, as well as excepts from Jerry’s forthcoming memoir, Just Jerry. Other book readings will take place by Reverend Kym McNair, Andromeda Turre and Kellie Therese Walker. This event accompanies two exhibitions that celebrate Pinkney’s work. Read more about these exhibitions in this ArtsNews article. Family Day takes place from 12pm-4pm.

SUN., DEC. 4: A Showcase of New Dance Works

Steffi Nossen School of Dance & Center for Wellness presents A Choreography Showcase, its annual presentation of new dance works this Sunday. Emerging and professional choreographers and dancers will take the stage at the Emelin Theater to perform works in a variety of styles. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a post-performance Q&A. Read more about this event in this recent article: “A Stomp, a Ballet and a Vaudeville Review.” Starts at 4pm.

THURS, DEC. 8: “A Winter Wonderland Scene” Art Workshop

The Nowodorski Foundation presents a virtual art workshop next Thursday, which will help participants of all ages to create their very own Winter Wonderland Scene. Children, teens and adults will create drawings of winter landscapes using a crayon wax resist technique. The workshop will explore color mixing, composition and more. This workshop will be hosted via Zoom from 3:30-4:30pm.

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Holiday Event Highlights

The holidays are upon us, so the ArtsNews team rounded up its top Holiday Arts Picks from a long list of festive offerings. Browse through more events in the web calendar at for more holiday events throughout the month.

Voice Your Support of the Arts in Westchester’s 2023 Budget

Westchester County will finalize its 2023 budget this month. In advance of that announcement, the County will host several town hall open forums to invite input from the public about what is important to the residents of Westchester. ArtsWestchester encourages readers to voice their support of the arts by attending the hearings or writing to their local officials.

The Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023 issue of ArtsNews includes local holiday arts picks, 10 years of YoFiFest, Jazz Forum Arts launches a teen ensemble program, where to shop local to support the arts this season, and more! Be sure to share this issue and its content with fellow arts lovers: