November 18 Through December 30: The Art and Beauty of Dance at the Pound Ridge Library Gallery

Breathtaking images of some of the best dancers in the world captured in studio by professional photographer Steven Vandervelden

Steven Vandervelden is a long-time Pound Ridge resident.  He is an internationally recognized fine-art dance photographer.  He has been privileged to work in a New York City studio and elsewhere with some of the best dancers in the world.   His images tantalize by combining a mixture of dramatic light and movement. To him every studio shoot is a unique, experimental art collaboration that begins as a blank canvas.

Steven has worked with mostly professional dancers from throughout the world and brings the same energy and creativity regardless of the subject and opportunity. He has been featured in numerous dance and fashion publications throughout the world.  His work is displayed on Instagram @VandyPhotography and @VandyYoga2.  He has assisted the teaching of lighting and fashion courses at the International Center for Photography in Manhattan over the past 9 years.  He previously worked as a prosecutor in Westchester County for 34 years and for many years balanced his life by simultaneously pursuing both careers.


About Pound Ridge Library

Opened in 1952, the Pound Ridge Library now has a collection of over 50,000 items, including books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, and CD audiobooks. The library’s collection is broad and diverse but is particularly strong in the arts, biographies, mysteries, and cookbooks. In addition, the library offers electronic database searching and Internet access for reference and research. As the town’s cultural center, the library offers activities such as art and craft exhibits, driver safety programs, films, concerts, lectures, and book discussion programs year-round. The library sponsors various children’s activities, including winter and spring vacation programs, story hours, holiday happenings, arts and crafts workshops, musical performances, and the annual Summer Reading Program. Pound Ridge Library is a member of the Westchester Library System (WLS), a cooperative of 38 independent public libraries in Westchester County. As a patron of our library, you can access to materials from any of the member libraries through WLS’s online public access catalog. Materials ordered from other WLS libraries can be picked up at the Pound Ridge Library. Patrons may also check out books and return materials at any WLS library.