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The New NY Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge silhouette

I got to thinking about bridges…both real and metaphorical…when I got a call from Andy O’Rourke. He’s the son of the former County Executive, who by the way, believed the arts were an important asset to Westchester.  Given that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, I was not overly surprised to get a […]

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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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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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The Horse, Of Course

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I got my comeuppance this week in Chautauqua, New York.  There by chance at an educational institute, I attended a lecture by the artist Stanley Lewis.  I expected he would talk about landscape painting because, after all, that’s his métier. Instead, he talked about horses as in the friezes at the Greek Parthenon. Those horses […]

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Sculpting the Future in Ossining

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My guest blogger this week is Jonah Jeng, our talented Communications intern who also happens to be a terrific writer with a knack for analyzing art. He just finished his freshman year at the University of Rochester, where he’s double majoring in brain & cognitive science and film & media studies. I gave Jonah an […]

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Catch It Before It Closes

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Larchmont Attorney Claire Meadow and her husband Mike have been friends of ArtsWestchester for many years.  They come to our events.  They volunteer at our gala.  They are generous to our organization. Recently, Claire wrote to me raving about our “Fish Tales” exhibit and I talked her into letting me post her words as my […]

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Light Matter

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My guest blogger this week is Lynn Honeysett, Director of the Pelham Arts Center Venus is now passing in front of the sun – that once-in-a-century dot of a shadow traversing across our giant ball of life-giving light.  As if responding to a universal prompting, six contemporary artists currently exhibiting at Pelham Art Center’s Light […]

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Rising Dragon

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The eyes of the world seem to be on Chongqing, where politics, corruption and art exist side by side. It was the municipality governed until recently by Bo Xilai, a prominent Chinese party official who was high up in the succession chain before his wealth and political ties became a notorious issue in the Chinese […]

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