Tag Archives: nature

Heroes of Hurricane Sandy


When people ask where I’m from, I most often say, “I’m just a kid from the Rockaway’s.” This used to evoke a querulous “Where?” But no longer. Unfortunately, the Rockaway’s are recently famous, but not for the charm and fun I knew riding my bike on the boardwalk on a brisk winter’s day from Beach […]

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Nature is Art


Beauty, we are told, is in the eye of the beholder. So for some beauty is a sunset.  For others, it’s a sports car or a diamond.  For Robert Wiener, Chairman of Maxx Properties and ArtsWestchester board member, beauty is a geode.  For more than 40 years, Wiener has been collecting geodes, some 2,000 of […]

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Thinking With Your Ears


Sound is an all encompassing art form. “You only need those two holes in the sides of your head to participate,” says Bruce Odland, a sound artist, whose Hudson River work Hearing Space is now being shown at ArtsWestchester’s Gallery 9 in White Plains. “Hearing is a connective sense, with your ears always connected to the environment,” […]

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Who Has Seen The Wind?

037 trees in wind

Frankenstorm Sandy came barreling into Westchester, very slow at first, but gaining velocity as it grew.  Watching 40 and 50 foot high trees doing a ballet number behind my house was culturally beautiful, yet realistically scary. Any one of them at any minute could snap. Two actually did…one uprooted, the other was felled, missing a […]

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From the eARTh: a review


This week, my guest blogger is Judith Weber, a ceramic artist and President of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.  In 1983, Weber co-founded  Media Loft,  the first Loft established for artists in Westchester County. At my request, Judith reviewed the eARTh exhibition on view at ArtsWestchester’s Peckham Gallery through November 23.  Sixty-eight ceramic […]

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