ArtsNews

ArtsNews is ArtsWestchester’s award-winning monthly publication covering the arts in Westchester.

Welcome to our digital issue of ArtsNews, your source for Westchester-based arts news and events. Read through the issue via the flip-book below, download a PDF version, or click on the article previews below.

In this unprecedented time, we want to keep you connected to the arts groups and artists who keep the arts alive and vibrant in Westchester County.

Our July issue includes a robust list of virtual arts offerings coming to you from organizations throughout the County, a resource directory for artists and arts groups coping with COVID-19, and more.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

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Check Out These Virtual Arts Activities
While You’re Home
A listing of online arts offerings from local arts groups.

"Tappan Zee" by Ilan Averbuch (photo credit: Margaret Fox)  LOCATION 1

A New Destination for Art: Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
The 3.6 mile shared bicycle and pedestrian path of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is now open – and art-starved folks on both sides of the bridge are already heading out to enjoy its carefully curated collection of public art.

photo credit: Margaret Fox

From the CEO: Art on the Bridge
ArtsWestchester CEO considers on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s new major public artworks, which were chosen through a state-wide competitive process led by ArtsWestchester.

"Untitled, For Imre Lendvai" by Thomas Lendvai (photo credit: Margaret Fox) LOCATION 7

The Recycled Steel Gives a Nod to the Old Tappan Zee
Three artists whose sculptures have been installed at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge have used recycled steel from the Tappan Zee Bridge within their work. Read more about their sculptures here.

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Reflections on a Bridge: a Conversation​
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam and Deputy Director of Public Programs Kathleen Reckling reflect on the process of helping New York Thruway Authority to commission major artworks for the shared use path at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents a Concert on the Lawn event featuring Charles Turner & Uptown Swing on August 1 (photo courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts)

Spray Chalk: Summer’s Hot Commodity
ArtsNews Editor Mary Alice Franklin looks at how arts organizations are proactively pivoting to an outdoor format for their upcoming summer events.

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Ten Artists Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants
ArtsWestchester’s ongoing Artist Relief Fund, which awards grants to artists who have been negatively affected by COVID-19, announces ten new grantees.

Summer campers at White Plains Performing Arts Center performed Disney's "Frozen Jr." (photo credit: Kathleen Davisson)

Camp Out With the Arts This Summer
As the County reopens, ArtsNews takes a comprehensive look at the upcoming virtual and in-person summer arts camps being offered throughout Westchester.

Artist Jana Liptak as she worked on her mural in downtown White Plains

Get That Commission! 4 Artist Tips for Responding to an RFP
Artswestchester’s Deputy Director of Public Programs outlines four tips for artists who are responding to a Request for Proposals (RFP).

The Amir ElSaffar Quintet (photo credit: Adam Kissick)

American Jazz with a Global Beat
Preview “Jazz at the Intersections,” one of the virtual JazzFest White Plains programs being offered this year from Sept. 8-11.

Artists Katharine Dufault and Anki King collaborated on the USPS Art Project. (images courtesy of Katharine Dufault)

Collaborations Reclaim a Sense of Community
During the recent shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19, several arts organizations provided opportunities for collaboration, offering meaningful approaches for reclaiming a sense of community.

Rendering of a banner with artwork by Alfredo Ponce, courtesy of the artist

Artist Designs Banners for Ridge Hill
Banners with newly commissioned artworks will be installed throughout Ridge Hill Shopping Center this month.

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Open Mics and Facebook Likes
Several local organizations have provided open forums for participants to express themselves during the recent pandemic, giving them a voice – even from home.

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The Arts Tee Off for Ralph Martinelli
At its annual golf outing on September 22, ArtsWestchester will honor the memory of Ralph Martinelli. The outing was recently renamed in his honor.

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Marsha On the Move
Marsha Gordon redirects her usual movie reviews to streaming-friendly recommendations.

For Editorial Consideration:
Please send press releases and story suggestions to [email protected].

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Advertising is also available in ArtsWestchester’s weekly Arts(e)News and on artsw.org.

How To Get Your Events Listed in the ArtsNews Calendar:
Every issue of ArtsNews features a comprehensive calendar of arts events, exhibitions and workshops taking place throughout Westchester County. Want your events included? Here’s how:

  • First, you need to be a member organization of ArtsWestchester.
  • As a member organization, you will have the ability to post your events and programs to our online events calendar. For instructions on how to post, please visit our step-by-step guide: Adding Art Events Guide.
  • You must post your events online. The deadline for each issue is the 5th of the previous month. (For example: for inclusion in the March 2016 issue, all events that take place in March must be posted to the online calendar by February 5).

That’s all there is to it! Posting your events online has added value too: Your programs become accessible to ArtsWestchester’s large online audience, and your events may also be considered for inclusion in our weekly arts e-newsletter.

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