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Schemes Ripening in the Midday Sun, an exhibition

Schemes Ripening in the Midday Sun, an exhibition of artworks by Christy Walsh
IMAGE TITLE: Orestes and Elektra Weeping

Exhibition details:
Sunday April 2, 2023 – April 30, 2023
View during regular library hours.

Opening reception:
Sunday April 2, 2023 1p-5p

Dance performance:
Sunday April 2, 2023 2p

Schemes Ripening in the Midday Sun is an art exhibition inspired by stories from Greek mythology as described in the poetry of Giorgio Sefaris. Many of Seferis’s works examine the ways in which Ancient Greek history, mythology and theater intertwine with modern Greek landscapes and lives. Using Sefaris’s collections Mythistorema and Gymnopaedia as starting points, and working with a variety of media and collaborators, Walsh has worked for ten years to capture some of these inspiring sagas in dances, drawings, photography and video. This installation includes drawings, photographs, video and a short live performance. Since much of the poetry is about voyages, the visual art pieces are built around passages, and use imagery from the Greek landscape and architecture. The choreography for five dancers shifts between portrayals of mythological characters, a chorus, the wind, the sea, and the mountains.

Christy Walsh is a multidisciplinary artist who started her performance career as a child, singing, acting and dancing with her grandmother’s musical theater company, Norfolk Musical Theater. Walsh went on to study dance, which led to a career with regional companies and independent choreographers – all while studying photography and art, graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, Walsh works in many media: dance, video, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture and her art is often inspired by philosophy of mind, metaphysics, fiction and poetry. Fascinated by the nature of time, she frequently layers images to suggest co-temporality, as well as to describe the way in which humans perceive events and themselves.

Walsh’s dance and dance-theater works include evening length pieces staged in multiple venues, and  site-specific works produced in various places in New York, San Antonio, TX and in Chios, Greece. Her art pieces, photographs, and award-winning films and videos have been presented in galleries and festivals all over the world.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Scarsdale Library
54 Olmsted Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Christy Walsh @ Scarsdale Library
Presenter Phone: 914.722.1300
Presenter Website: http://christywalsh.net/projects/schemes-ripening-in-the-midday-sun/