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News Briefs: October 2020

by ArtsWestchester on September 25, 2020
Alexander Rutsch (photo credit: Roland Hagenberg) Applications Open for Annual Rutsch Award This juried competition, which honors the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916-1997), is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a cash prize, solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center. To commemorate the ... Read More »

This Fall, Music Arrives in Your Living Room

by Mary Alice Franklin on September 25, 2020
Aaron Diehl (photo courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts) As the leaves change color and a gentle breeze blows, it is a ritual among many to begin marking their calendars for the fall season. In a non-COVID world, guitars would be tuned backstage, violin bows would be rubbed with resin, and music ... Read More »

Illuminating Bannerman Island

by Rocio De la Roca on September 25, 2020
Daisy Jopling and Bannerman Castle (photos courtesy of Daisy Jopling) Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, an innovative mentorship program will bring music, world-class artists and local youth to Hudson Valley’s Bannerman Island this fall. Presented by the Daisy Jopling Music Mentorship Foundation (DJMMF), which was founded by classical and rock violinist Daisy Jopling ... Read More »

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

by Michelle Falkenstein on September 25, 2020
by Michelle Falkenstein Pumpkin carousel installation at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze (photo credit: Tom Nycz for Historic Hudson Valley) Cheryl Bernstein is the only full-time art pumpkin carver for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze —six other carvers are part-time or seasonal. Bernstein says she carves a thousand new art pumpkins each year for the ... Read More »

As Fall Classes Resume, the Arts Flex Their (Virtual) Muscles

by Susan Abbott on September 25, 2020
by Susan Abbott, Director of Grant Programs, ArtsWestchester A student from Steffi Nossen School of Dance (photo credit: Ellen Crane) While fall is back-to-school season, class is also back in session for arts organizations throughout Westchester. Since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, arts groups have been pivoting time and again. However, as autumn approaches, ... Read More »