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My Mother, My Teacher

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Long after my mother passed away at the age of 96, I still think about calling her on the phone to tell her about something that happened to me that day. The urge, the habit, the fulfillment of reporting a success, a regret, a stumble, a gift, has not left me, nor do I think […]

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When Doves Cry: A Salute to Prince

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The world and the music world lost its Prince. He was an original… a one of a kind… an innovator who spanned many generations. We salute his legacy with some quotes from our multi-generational staff.  He touched them all with his brilliance. “The profound impact of Prince’s influence on the entertainment industry is deeper than […]

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Without the Groundhog

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Spring… Finally! My mother taught me how to tell when a cake is done. You pull out a straw from a broom, insert it slowly into the cake and then pull it out quickly. If it comes out without wet batter, the cake is done. The tricky part, of course, is finding a broom in […]

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Guerrilla Tactics Call for Gorilla Masks

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This week’s post is by guest blogger Mary Alice Franklin, Communications Manager & ArtsNews Editor at ArtsWestchester.  Her article about ArtsWestchester’s recent Guerrilla Girls event was originally published in The Huffington Post:  The art protest group Guerrilla Girls​ recently performed in front of a packed, yet intimate, crowd in Westchester, NY. A stage sat in ArtsWestchester’s gallery, appropriately surrounded by its SHE: Deconstructing […]

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When Is a Cook a Chef?

Leslie Lampert & Josyane Colwell

My grandmother could have been a famous chef. But that wasn’t happening in the early 1900s when Margit landed at Ellis Island with a head filled with Hungarian recipes. These weren’t recipes she memorized from a cookbook, but recipes she devised from the memory of the taste of her mother’s cooking. When she married my grandfather, […]

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A Room of One’s Own

Laurel Garcia Colvin

Laurel Garcia Colvin has a room of her own at ArtsWestchester – both literally and figuratively.  It is a blue and white girly confection fit for a princess, with wallpaper and fabric that mimic traditional toile patterns. The installation is presented as one of the provocative works of art in an exhibition entitled SHE: Deconstructing […]

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The Arts are to New York as Corn is to Kansas

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                  It snowed all the way up to Albany. It poured on the way back home. We went there in spite of the weather, as we had many times in the past.  We went to talk about the arts, it’s importance to our Empire State and the […]

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“Yes, We Can”

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                Feminists are in huge demand this year. Bernie wants them. Hillary wants them.  So does The Donald, Ted and Mario.  They are not in short supply these days so much as they are now specialty groups, segmented by age, ethnicity, income, education, and then on down to […]

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