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Spirituality in Focus

by Rachel Saruski on August 26, 2022

  When Rebecca Mills was listening to the song Ultralight Beam by Kanye West, the lyrics “this is a God dream,” she says, flowed through her mind on repeat. The curator had wanted to create an exhibition about spirituality and transcendentalism. After listening to the song nonstop, Pelham Art Center (PAC)’s new exhibition came together … Read More »

Westchester Poet Laureate B.K. Fischer Receives Grant From Academy of American Poets

by Rocio De la Roca on August 26, 2022

B. K. Fischer, Westchester’s inaugural Poet Laureate, joins 21 others who will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Academy of American Poets (AAP) for “positive contributions to their communities.” A combined total of $1.1 million will support each of the awardees’ proposed public poetry programs through the APP’s Poets Laureate Fellowship program. In addition, … Read More »

News Briefs & Spotlights: September 2022

by ArtsWestchester on August 26, 2022

Participate in Community Art for #SeriousFunArtsFest! Two Serious Fun Arts Fest artists are asking for the community’s help by offering an opportunity to participate in art-making activities that will be incorporated into their large public art installations. The community-driven projects include:  Amanda Browder’s Metropolis Sunrise fabric installation, which will be draped over the façade of … Read More »

The Arts Change the Face of White Plains

by ArtsWestchester on August 26, 2022

This fall, developers and artists team up with ArtsWestchester to bring art to the streets of downtown White Plains. Mural by mural, they are changing the face of the City, bringing color and excitement to walls that may otherwise have gone unnoticed. It all comes together during Serious Fun Arts Fest, a 5-day festival on … Read More »

Sitting Down With Sammy Rae

by ArtsWestchester on August 26, 2022

ArtsNews Editor Mary Alice Franklin recently caught up with Sammy Rae, leader of Sammy Rae & the Friends. The on-the-rise band that NPR called “Musicians to Watch in 2022” will headline the five-day Serious Fun Arts Fest in White Plains this fall (Oct. 12-16) with a closing concert celebration on October 16. For more about … Read More »