With My Deepest Appreciation

Over the past 33 years as CEO of ArtsWestchester, I look back on what has been an extraordinary collaboration in which all of you have played a significant role. While I consider myself an artist, my practice has been primarily visual arts, more precisely painting. Working with all of you, I have learned the nuances […]

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Bravo, Neuberger Museum of Art

This month, Westchester arts enthusiasts are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Neuberger Museum of Art. There is no getting away from it that sitting quietly on the SUNY Purchase campus is one of the most preeminent collections of modern, contemporary and African art. The collection includes such famous artistic greats as Milton Avery, Romare […]

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Maestro

Some liked it a lot. Some didn’t. I am talking about the movie Maestro, an intimate version of the life of Leonard Bernstein, legendary conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and “bad boy “of the music world. Many of his fans were disappointed that the movie was more about his love life than his […]

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Public Art: Making White Plains Vibrant With Mayor Roach

Some time ago, ArtsWestchester was asked to weigh in on a selection process of artworks for the $93 million train station renovation at the White Plains train depot. It was quite an occasion, for which we invited Mayor Thomas Roach to join us and give his point of view on the opening selection. We traveled […]

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Become an Arts Ambassador in 2024

Our Arts Ambassadors are a hardy bunch – generous with their time and talents. Truly, we couldn’t do what we do without them. This year, our Arts Ambassadors helped us survey more than 800 arts attendees throughout Westchester County for an Economic & Social Impact Study conducted by the Americans for the Arts. The study results […]

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The Arts are an Economic Boost to Westchester

There is good news about the arts and its economic impact in Westchester County. According to a just-published study by ArtsWestchester in collaboration with Americans for the Arts, the economic impact of the arts has grown to $182M annually, despite the fact that the arts were one of the hardest-hit sectors in the economy during […]

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Artistic Rye Playland

When I was a kid growing up in the Rockaways, Playland was the place to go on a summer date. As I recall, it was about the only way a couple of teenagers could cuddle, even if it was only on a roller coaster. Rockaway Playland was built in 1902 and sadly closed in 1987, so it […]

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The Arts Are on a Roll in Upstate New York

The arts are on a roll in upstate New York, which is good news for us in Westchester County. According to a recent study titled Upstate’s Creative Spark How the Arts Is Catalyzing Economic Vitality Across Upstate New York, employment in the arts and culture sector across upstate New York surged 35 percent from 2009 […]

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