ArtsWestchester News in Brief

Teen Tuesday Workshops Engage Teens in the Arts

Two “Teen Tuesdays” programs will take place this month in ArtsWestchester’s downtown White Plains gallery. The “Teen Tuesdays” initiative is designed to engage teenagers in the arts through interaction and discussion. On March 6, tap dancer Marcus Franklin will introduce participants to step dancing, a form of dancing that draws from movement through footsteps, spoken word and clapping. On March 20, students will work with a professional artist to learn basic illustration techniques as they draw a clothed model. Additional workshops will be held on April 10 and 24, May 8 and June 5. For more info, visit artsw.org/teentuesdays.

ArtsWestchester Seeks New “Friends”

The Friends of ArtsWestchester calls for arts lovers and supporters who enjoy exclusive access to cultural experiences, such as private receptions, exhibition previews, gallery talks and more. The group will host two events this spring that are exclusively for Friends members. In April, members will tour Magazzino Italian Art, a private warehouse art space in Cold Spring that houses Post-War and Contemporary Italian artworks, many of which have never been exhibited in the United States. On May 3, the group will visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia Historic District in Pleasantville – a planned community designed by Wright and his apprentices. For more info, visit artsw.org/friendsofartsw.

National Endowment for the Arts Supports DATAISM Exhibition With Grant

ArtsWestchester was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for its upcoming DATAISM exhibition. The show will exhibit works by regional artists who use data as a visual medium for artworks. Artists will address a range of global and local issues related to contemporary life, such as financial markets, surveillance, mechanization, urbanization and globalization. The grant was among 936 grants in the NEA’s Art Works funding category, which supports projects that focus on the creation of art. DATAISM will be on view in ArtsWestchester in downtown White Plains during the fall of 2019.

Call For Artists: Public Art Project in White Plains

ArtsWestchester, in collaboration with the City of White Plains, Kite Realty Group and the White Plains BID seeks an artist or team to design and install graphics for a temporary street painting on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. The work of public art will be installed in the drop-off and pick-up lane between ArtsWestchester and the City Center. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ArtsWestchester’s purchase of the landmarked Peoples Bank & Trust Building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue. To celebrate the former bank building’s transformation into a multiuse cultural center, ArtsWestchester is commissioning this public art project to identify this historic building as a center of creative activity in Westchester County. The deadline for proposals is March 9. For more info, visit artsw.org/mamaroneckrfp.

A version of this article first appeared in the March issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.

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