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ArtsWestchester Reopens its Gallery with a COVID Exhibit: Featuring artwork by 224 Hudson Valley Artists

ArtsWestchester Reopens its Gallery with a COVID Exhibit: Featuring artwork by 224 Hudson Valley Artists

On View to the Public: Friday, May 7 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday & Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm | Saturday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Entry is every 30 minutes

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (April 6, 2021) – ArtsWestchester will reopen its gallery on May 7 with “Together apART: Creating During COVID,” an exhibition that reflects our shared experience during the year of the pandemic through more than 250 works of painting, photography, sculpture, craft, song, and other creative activities by 224 Hudson Valley artists.

“Together apART” is an exhibition of the creative projects that gave meaning and purpose to our lives at an unprecedented time. The diverse range of expressions reflect individual contemplations on the year of the pandemic, yet also highlight the shared experiences of this unique period in our common history — the togetherness in an era of apartness.

CEO of ArtsWestchester Janet Langsam explains, “COVID-19 has profoundly changed the contours of our daily lives. At this time of great loss and physical distancing, many of us have turned to creative outlets to help us cope, to express our anguish, and to gain agency when we feel helpless.”

Contributing artist Loretta Butler of Pleasantville explains of her experience during the pandemic, “I wrote because I was compelled to, not just to document what was happening, but to help me process it. Chronicling the events as they occurred allowed me to see them as they were. By doing so, it made them believable and grounded me in this moment in history. As the facts and science evolved and changed on a weekly basis, there were always new things to absorb and deal with.”

Deputy Director and Curator Kathleen Reckling says, “Creativity helps us to reclaim a connection to our friends, families, and self. Throughout the last year, we have found new ways to celebrate and mourn, to recognize and memorialize major life events from weddings to passings. We have documented our experiences in quarantine diaries and creative cookbooks. We have endeavored to protect our loved ones and those on the frontlines with handcrafted masks. We have painted the scenes and changing seasons from our windows, and captured the faces of our ‘quarantine teams’ in photo and gouache.”

ArtsWestchester is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for all. Its historic Bank & Trust Building at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. features 4,800ft2 of presentation space, soaring 20-foot high ceilings and distinctive palladium windows, making it a unique venue to experience the work of Hudson Valley Regional artists in thematic, community-centered programs. The health and safety of visitors is a top priority. ArtsWestchester is committed to following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and Westchester County for increased health and safety procedures. All visitors to the gallery will be required to register for an entry time and complete a COVID-19 screening survey prior to entering the gallery. All staff and visitors will also be required to wear a face mask, maintain physical distancing, and observe all traffic flow instructions while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the exhibition. Entry is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

The exhibition is curated by Deputy Director Kathleen Reckling, Director of Folk Arts Aaron Paige and ArtsWestchester’s Gallery Coordinator Logan Hanley.

Sponsored by: Westchester Magazine

Photos for download: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artswestchester/albums/72157718865220691

Contact: Ernie Garcia, Thompson & Bender, [email protected] or 914-844-3780

Exhibiting Artists:

Christine S Aaron New Rochelle
Meera Agarwal Rye
Dallas Agnew Bronxville
Emily Anderson Bronxville
Inez Andrucyk Mohegan Lake
Leslie Archambault Yonkers
Robin Arzt Yorktown Heights
Ella Baker-Smith Yonkers
Gregory Beise White Plains
Sheila Benedis Sleepy Hollow
Leslie Bijoux Somers
Joy Bird Larchmont
Evan Bishop Yonkers
Ben Bonart Nyack
Mary O’Keefe Brady Briarcliff Manor
Monique Brideau Peekskill
Ellen Brief Goldens Bridge
Erna Brout Hartsdale
Loretta Butler Pleasantville
Marianne Campolongo Chappaqua
Ron Carran White Plains
Monica Carrier Tarrytown
Janet Smith Castronuovo New Rochelle
Robert Cattan White Plains
Donna Chambers Irvington
Adam Chau
Sande Chen White Plains
Dorothy Cherbavaz New Rochelle
Ikiyan Chestnut White Plains
Stephanie Chou Irvington
Natalia Chow Bronxville
Bob Clyatt Rye
Alan P Cohen Eastchester
Annette Wallach Cohen Eastchester
The Community Writing Project Journal Yonkers
Leslie Connito South Salem
Andrew Courtney Croton-on-Hudson
Carla Cubit North Bergen
Katelyn Daher West Harrison
Florence D’Angelo Peekskill
Roxanne Darden New Rochelle
Karen J. Davern Bronx
Jeffrey Dean White Plains
Steve Delehanty Riverdale
Robin Dellabough Irvington
Hilda Green Demsky Larchmont
Alexander Deschamps Brooklyn
Sue DeStaebler Rye
Michael DiRosa Briarcliff Manor
Satyaki Dutta SCARSDALE
Evelyn Eidelberg White Plains
Mary Ellis Briarcliff Manor
Marla Beth Enowitz Rye Brook
Donna Faranda Lagrangeville
June Farnham Ossining
Susan Fasnacht Pleasantville
Emmanuel Faure Photography Croton On Hudson
Charles Fazzino New Rochelle
Christopher Flick Bronx
Norma Foege Rye
Margaret Fox Sleepy Hollow
Raymond Franklin Yorktown Heights
Sally Franklin Yorktown Heights
Lisa Lee Freeman Valhalla
Connie Freid Yonkers
Nathan Frey Tarrytown
Hope Friedland White Plains
Celia Fuller Tuckahoe
Michele Gage Pound Ridge
Diane Garofalo White Plains
Alan Robert Garry Sleepy Hollow
Andrea Garry SLeepy Hollow
Katie Goldberg MOUNT KISCO
Jennifer Franco Gomes Port Chester
Ann Goodman Mount Kisco
Elizabeth Gourlay Mount Kisco
Georgette Gouveia White Plains
Tim Grajek Sleepy Hollow
Jane Schechtman Grauer White Plains
Bryan M. Greene Bedford Corners
Linda Greenhouse White Plains
Sharon Grotevant New Rochelle
Sonika Gupta Scarsdale
Leslie Hardie White Plains
Joanne Harper New Rochelle
Kersten Harries Sleepy Hollow
Keith Harris Bronx
Jane Hart Sleepy Hollow
Lydia Gail Hassan Mamaroneck
Carol Herd-Rodriguez Hastings on Hudson
Relda Hill New Rochelle
Charles Hipser New Rochelle
Rosemary Hocking-Sanzari Ossining
Christopher Hoffman Yonkers
Laurie Miller Hornik Yonkers
Hudson Chorale Briarcliff Manor
Dorothy Johnson Scarsdale
Laya Joseph Briarcliff Manor
Arnold Kastenbaum Mamaroneck
Marjie Kemper Cortlandt Manor
Simone Kestelman white Plains
Caitlin G. Kirklin White Plains
Kat Klein Cortlandt Mnr
Christine Knowlton Peekskill
Erin Koch Croton On Hudson
Mindy Kombert Cortlandt Manor
GG Kopilak Valhalla
Barbara Korman New York
Norma Kurman Mamaroneck
Corinne Lapin-Cohen Katonah
Jennifer Larrabee CORTLANDT MANOR
Roberta Lasky Pleasantville
Jane Kang Lawrence Sleepy Hollow
Alexander Lawton White Plains
Beth Levy Scarsdale
Janine Logue, Enchanted Wishes Designs Rye Brook
ELO Armonk
Steven Ludsin Scarsdale
Katrina Majkut Pound Ridge
Susan Manspeizer White Plains
Barry L. Mason Mount Vernon
Mariana Matarazzo New Rochelle
Bibiana Huang Matheis Pawling
Jessica Woodard May Peekskill
MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick Peekskill
Melissa McCarter Yonkers
Kathleen McCarthy Udoff Tarrytown
Mary McFerran Croton
Mia Mendoza New Rochelle
David Meyers Holmes
Karin Meyers Hastings-on-Hudson
Monique Michaels Peekskill
Eleanor Miller New City
Heather Miller Mt. Vernon
Barbara Miller Schulz BRONX
Bernard Mindich Goldens Bridge
Ellie Minkove New Rochelle
Claire Mitchell Long Beach
Tony Moore Cold Spring
Edward Morales Mount Vernon
Alakananda Mukerji New York
Wendy Naidich Hastings-On-Hudson
Linda Negrin Larchmont
Nancy Egol Nikkal New Rochelle
Serena Norr Mount Kisco
Mary E. O’Hara Peekskill
Susan Obrant Cortlandt Manor
Carol Paik Pound Ridge
Mary Tooley Parker Yorktown Heights
Sydney G. Paulose Pelham
Rex M. Pietrobono, Esq. Mount Kisco
Project Roz, Slater Center White Plains
Lise Prown Peekskill
Gina Randazzo Hastings On Hudson
Andrew Ravick Ardsley
Erin Reardon Yonkers
Jane Resnick, SlabLabPottery Pine Plains
Sandra Richman Dobbs Ferry
Susan Richman Hastings-On-Hudson
David Rocco Yorktown Heights
Christina Rohrmann Scarsdale
Jordan Roland White Plains
Librado Romero Bronx
JoRo’21 New Rochelle
Deborah Sadler White Plains
Shelley Saltzman Yorktown Heights
Ana Saura Pelham
Boria Sax White Plains
Doug Schneider Dobbs Ferry
Scott Seaboldt New Rochelle
Madison Shaff White Plains
Todd Shapera Pleasantville
Lynda Shenkman Pleasantville
Melissa Fulmer Shinsato Bronxville
Monica Shulman Dobbs Ferry
Ann Brenner Silverman Scarsdale
Judy Ann Simek Croton on Hudson
Tanya Singer Scarsdale
Fran Sisco New Rochelle
Kelly Sisco New Rochelle
Roxene Sloate Mamaroneck
Grace Smyth yonkers
Sherry Solow Yonkers
Celia Spana West Harrison
Rona Spar Mt. Kisco
Jackie Spector Linder Bedford
David Steck Yonkers
M Steck Yonkers
Owen Steck Yonkers
Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation White Plains
Barbara Sterling Pelham
Eileen Stodut New Rochelle
Heather G. Stoltz Harrison
Ethan Sutton
Nicole Tantillo Yorktown Heights
Enne Tesse Beacon
Padmini Thampi New York
Rebecca Thomas Tarrytown
Kairu Tong Dobbs Ferry
Soma Vajpayee Scarsdale
Shobha Vanchiswar Chappaqua
Karen Viola White Plains
Mitchell Visoky White Plains
Joan Hannigan Vogt Cortlandt Manor
Katori Walker Yonkers
White Plains Hospital White Plains
Patricia White Mahopac
Julia Whitney Barnes Poughkeepsie
Carol Wilkinson New York
Beth A. Willensky New Rochelle
Daniel Willner Katonah
Stefanie Wolfson White Plains
Antoinette Wysocki Armonk
Kathy Yacoe (Skura) Cold Spring
Rob Yasinsac Katonah
Michael Young Scarsdale
Victoria Zheng Irvington
Win Zibeon Blauvelt
James K. Zimmerman Pleasantville
Carl Zucker Ardsley


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About ArtsWestchester  For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building in downtown White Plains.

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