Westchester News In Brief

A World of Quilts by Northern Star Quilters’ Guild

The Northern Star Quilters’ Guild will host A World of Quilts XXXVIII on May 6 and 7. The event includes the display of 300 quilts, as well as related lectures, demonstrations and vendors. Special exhibits include works from the group’s “invitational quilters,” Liza Prior and Rayna Gillman as well as a 50-foot-long quilt that depicts 25 locations along the Farmington River. Guest lecturer Mary Fons will give presentations on both days as well as several demonstrations throughout the weekend. Vendors will display unique fabrics and quilting supplies. For more info, visit: northernstarquil­ters.com.

Image on the left: Mad Science Fair by Maria Catalano

Artist Calls for Memories From Larchmont and Mamaroneck Community

Artist Christine Aaron has called upon her local Larchmont / Mamaroneck community to share significant memories to her The Memory Project. Aaron believes that an individual’s life experiences and memories shape who that person is. This project aims to bring her community together by encouraging people to tell their own unique story. Those who choose to share can do so at a number of upcoming workshops, or by contributing an audio or handwritten memory on the project’s website. These submissions will be integrated into an art installation at Mamaroneck Artists Guild in November. Aaron was awarded one of ArtsWestchester’s 2017 Arts Alive artist grants for the execution of this project. For more info, visit: thememoryproject.space.

The Kykuit estate (photo credit: Jaime Martorano)

Kykuit Opens Season With Rockefeller Estate Tours

Historic Hudson Valley’s Kykuit, the hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, begins its season on May 4. Guests are welcome to one of four types of tours of the six-story stone house and its expansive gardens: the Classic tour is recommended for first-time visitors; the Grand tour is a more comprehensive three-hour delve into the history of the estate; the Timesaver tour accommodates those visitors who have a tight schedule; and the Landmark maximizes time in the gardens. The Kykuit estate includes an extensive modern and classic art collection, including more than 100 works of modern art and 70 pieces of modern outdoor sculptures. The season closes in November. Hours vary based on season. For more info, visit: hudsonvalley.org.

Cross County Shopping Center Seeks Artists For SummerFest Contest

Cross County Shopping Center has announced a call to area artists to enter its SummerFest Poster Contest. The winning poster will be used to help promote the annual Yonkers summer series. Artists of all skill levels – professional, student and amateur – are encouraged to submit two-dimensional, original works in any media except for computer-generated pieces, that they believe best exemplifies the Center’s SummerFest. The annual outdoor summer festival features concerts, fireworks, outdoor fitness classes, children’s events and more. There is no fee to enter, and the winner, along with two runners-up, will also receive a cash prize. The entry deadline is June 2. For more info, visit: crosscountycenter.com.

A version of this article first appeared in the May 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews