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All Good Things Must Come to an End

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Whoever coined the phrase “all good things must come to an end” clearly must have seen and loved our HATtitude exhibition which alas comes to an end this Saturday at 5 p.m.  That is, unless some venue pops up out of the blue that can accommodate all 150 chapeaus in a manner befitting their elegance.  […]

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Masters in the Print Studio

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The thing I love about Jasper Johns is the way he zeroes in on common objects like numbers, flags and maps. His magnifying lens zooms in on these objects that in the process become larger than life. Take the number one.  Johns turns the lowliest of numbers into an icon.  From his microscopic vantage point, […]

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Hatifacts

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I am definitely not a hat person, although I do love hats.  So I was happy to try on a few at the HATtitude exhibition of ArtsWestchester.  I found out that despite my short hair, there were a few I could wear with HATtitude.  Most of the try-on hats were provided by co-curator of the […]

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The Mad Hatters of Mamaroneck Avenue

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Some 10 years ago, on a visit to Milwaukee, I was charmed by a small exhibition of hats that African American women wore to church. Each hat was more unusual than the next. I came home inspired to do something similar at ArtsWestchester. The staff was indulgent, but not exactly charged up. Time passed. The […]

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What I Bought

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I did not need anything when I walked into the holiday boutique at ArtsWestchester. But ogling all the great stuff, I hung closer to my wallet. Then I met artist Eva Olivia, an entrepreneur who makes organic beauty products with natural plant-based ingredients. She reeled me in to try out a frothy, vanilla mixture just […]

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Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

It’s official! Westchester’s loss is Long Island’s gain. Neil Watson, former director of the Katonah Museum, is heading to the Long Island Museum at Stony Brook as its new Executive  Director. But it’s still possible to see Neil’s curatorial prowess at ArtsWestchester.   Twelve artists are “Pushing the Line” in a new exhibition at the Arts […]

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Museum Science and Brain Science

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Going to a museum for me as a child was a stuffy experience. Trailing behind my mother, a fifth grade teacher, my brother and I saw lots of stuff on the walls and in the halls of the Metropolitan Museum. Though my mother tried to enliven the experience with tales of other worlds, it was […]

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Pumpkin Art

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“The world didn’t know it needed pumpkin art,” Waddell Stillman confided in me at the opening of The Art of the Pumpkin, an exhibition in which 25 artists interpreted the orange fellow. Stillman is the President and CEO of Historic Hudson Valley (HHV).  He and his HHV cohorts dreamed up the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze some years […]

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