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6 Unusual Holiday Gifts You Can Buy at Cultural Places in Westchester

by ArtsWestchester on November 25, 2020
Holiday shopping experiences will look different this year, but the artistic merit of the items featured by local arts groups remains high. Shopping locally from cultural institutions is a great way to support the arts while checking one-of-a-kind items off of your holiday gift list. These virtual and in-person holiday boutiques have something for every ... Read More »

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

by ArtsWestchester on November 25, 2020
Dress rehearsal with Ballet Arts for Picture House Regional Film Center's screening of "The Nutcracker", 12/13 (photo courtesy of Picture House Regional Film Center) Dress rehearsal with Ballet Arts for Picture House Regional Film Center's screening of "The Nutcracker", 12/13 (photo courtesy of Picture House Regional Film Center) December 4 Rock the Halls! Holiday Hits ... Read More »

The Shifting Cultural Journey of Japanese Ceramics

by Leigh Taylor Mickelson on November 25, 2020
SHINGŪ SAYAKA (b. 1979) Erosion, 2014 Colored stoneware 7.8 x 16.5 x 14.3 inches © Shingū Sakaya, photograph by Yuko Weiner, courtesy Dai Ichi Arts Rooted in rich traditions, yet freed from political constraints, the artists in Katonah Museum of Art (KMA)’s Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics exhibition represent a wide range ... Read More »

Creative Reopening

by Kathleen Reckling on November 25, 2020
by Kathleen Reckling, Deputy Director of Public Programs at ArtsWestchester "Ella", a mural by artist Danielle Mastrion at Ridge Hill Shopping Center, transformed Fitzgerald Street earlier this year This past summer, when Ridge Hill Shopping Center, Yonkers’ shopping and entertainment destination, was planning its phased reopening, it looked to long-time partner ArtsWestchester for a different ... Read More »

Adapting the Artist Residency in the Time of Covid

by Abigail Lewis on November 25, 2020
by Abigail Lewis, Executive Director at Bethany Arts Community Sculpture by Cherie Lee What is a residency? An incubator. Permission to focus solely on creative pursuits; and now more than ever, a rejuvenation. “Even remotely, virtually, singularly: this simple connection has been driving each of us further than even we planned ourselves. How magical is ... Read More »