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

Arnold Kastenbaum, "Light at Middlebury College", Toned Gelatin Silver Print, 16”x20”

The Art is the Process of Making the Image
Photographer John Rizzo discusses the power of photography to express varying viewpoints while looking at the creative process of the photographers in ArtsWestchester’s 2020 Lawrence Salley Photography Award exhibition. 


From the CEO: A Dream On Hold
We at ArtsWestchester have launched a campaign to raise funds for a sector of our community that has suffered hardships during this pandemic — our artists.

Chris Soria (photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority)

The Ephemeral Nature of Things
Nyack artist Chris Soria, who is one of the local artists selected to install artworks along the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s bicycle/pedestrian path, is creating a colorful mural that celebrates the rich biodiversity of the Hudson River Valley. By Michelle Falkenstein.

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The Ralph Martinelli Memorial Golf Outing
On September 22, ArtsWestchester’s newly renamed Ralph Martinelli Memorial Golf Outing will honor two leaders, Andrew Benerofe of Benerofe Properties, and Andrew Greenspan of GHP Realty, who are both long time supporters of the tournament and ArtsWestchester.

Friday Night Take Out at The Pleasantville Diner (photo credit: Todd Shapera Photography)

The Cultural Cost of COVID-19
The coronavirus is having a devastating impact on America’s arts sector. By Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts.

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


In Memoriam: Don Cecil and Lee Pope
A tribute to Don Cecil, a dedicated friend of the arts and education,​ and Lee Pope, founder of the Schoolhouse Theater.

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Being Incarcerated During COVID-19
Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA), an arts-in-prison program, has been highlighting its alumni members through messages about life during COVID-19.

Mask by artist Haifa Bint-Kadi (photo courtesy of the artist)

Turning Creative Energy to Mask-Making
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a community of creatives throughout Westchester – seamstresses, tailors and artists – are focused on the most important cause at hand: quelling the spread of the virus.

Participants take part in Public Sewing Day events with Amanda Browder (photo credit: Aaron Paige)

A Public Art Update From ArtsWestchester
An update on Metropolis Sunrise, the monumental work of public art by artist Amanda Browder.

Gardens at Hammond Museum (photo courtesy of Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden)

After Months of Isolation… Revitalization
The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden has been awarded a Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership grant for a Revitalization Project, which will focus on restoring key plants and spaces in the garden.


“Better by Farr” Movie Picks
Bedford Playhouse Founder John Farr provides 10 film recommendations for audiences to enjoy from home.

Nanny Assis will perform with Daniel Assis on May 2 in a Facebook Live-stream presented by Jazz Forum Arts

Tough Times Call for Sweet Measures! Jazz Forum Arts Recommends…
Jazz Forum Arts Executive Director Mark Morganelli provides a diverse guide to virtual musical offerings presented by Westchester organizations.

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Music From Copland House
In July 2011, Music from Copland House visited the Manhattan studios of WQXR for a “Café Concert” (something of a precursor of NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk Concerts” series).

View of new pathway from mansion veranda (photo courtesy of Lyndhurst)

Meandering Through Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst Director Howard Zar provides an update on the restorations and preparations taking place at Lyndhurst Mansion during this time.


A Nimble Theater Guy Ponders the Future
ArtsWestchester’s CEO Janet Langsam looks at the effects of COVID-19 on the Emelin Theatre and its programming.

Opening Night Gala, Abbondanza di Primavera:
An Italian Evening at Caramoor, in Katonah New York on June 17, 2017. 
(photo by Gabe Palacio)

A Hamlet Sort of Moment
A look at the effects of COVID-19 on Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts’ upcoming concert season by ArtsWestchester’s CEO Janet Langsam.

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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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