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Open Mic Events Offer a Voice to Local Talents

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 17, 2018
An open mic event at White Plains Public Library (photo courtesy of White Plains Public Library and Eric "Zork" Alan) Westchester County is home to a myriad of talent. Several local organizations aim to give these poets, musicians and songwriters the chance to showcase their creative works. Open Mic events foster a welcoming and encouraging ... Read More »

Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany on View at Lyndhurst Mansion

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 16, 2018
Detail from "Pushing Off the Boat, Sea Bright, New Jersey, 1887" by Louis Comfort Tiffany (photo courtesy of Nassau Museum) When one hears the last name “Tiffany,” they often think of the jewelry company Tiffany & Co., or its founder’s son, designer and artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is the latter Tiffany whose stained glass ... Read More »

Artworks by Incarcerated Men and Women on Display in Ossining

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 12, 2018
"Magical Garden" by Hector Rodriguez Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) uses the creative arts, including theater, writing and visual arts, in order to develop and expand critical life skills of the incarcerated men and women it serves. As a result, more than 60 works by RTA prisoner members from five maximum and medium security prisons ... Read More »

11 Family-Friendly Summer Arts Events in Westchester

by ArtsWestchester on July 11, 2018
Westchester is buzzing with exciting summer events that will get you outdoors and onto your next family adventure! We've rounded up 11 fun-packed summer festivals, Shakespeare in the Park performances, outdoor concerts and celebrations happening throughout Westchester, many of which are free. Be sure to check out our "Music in the Air" destination guide for more free ... Read More »

Artist Weaves Into the Fabric of History

by Mary Alice Franklin on July 10, 2018
Detail of "Mystery" by Orly Cogan Israeli fiber artist Orly Cogan collaborates with unnamed women of generations past. The foundation of her work is the utilitarian craftwork of women from previous eras – vintage materials like tablecloths and baby linens – onto which she crochets, embroiders and paints her experiences as a modern woman. Summer ... Read More »