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How Does a Chair Become a Work of Art?

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    Sitting here in my office on my ergonomic Aeron chair, I couldn’t help but wonder: How does a chair become a work of art?  Or does it ever? One criteria might be that it has a name like the Eames chair, named after its designers Charles and Ray Eames and produced by the Herman Miller company. […]

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The Play’s The Thing!

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Denise Bessette is a modern woman. In fact, she is so modern that you might even consider her a 21st-Century feminist. As an actress, she made up her mind some time ago that she’d like to play the part of Nora, Henrik Ibsen’s character in A Doll’s House who leaves her husband and her children […]

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There’s Art Down On The Farm

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Most serious sculpture exhibitions have daunting requirements–a long list of honorariums, a vitae of prestigious exhibitions, and professional references.  One exhibition we know and love has some slightly eccentric criteria—artworks that are cow-proof, hurricane resistant and having no sharp objects that a cow, for instance, might unwittingly bump into. This exhibition takes place on an […]

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Get Ready to Tap Your Feet

Growing up in what may be considered the jazz era, I have learned to tap my feet in appreciation of most any old beat. In fact, it’s an involuntary action. It occurred to me that others may also have feet they can’t control, which led to ArtsWestchester featuring the best of jazz in our historic […]

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Opportunity Knocks! Who’s There? Artists!

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Opportunity is knocking on the door of New York State artists. And it is time to consider making a proposal -or two. Developer/builder Martin Ginsburg Companies (GDC), is well-known for integrating art into his projects. This time, he has partnered with ArtsWestchester and the City of White Plains to commission a public sculpture for GDC’s […]

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Arts are Alive in the Hudson Valley

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    There’s a reason we named our New York State Grants funding program Arts Alive. That’s because it is a grassroots program that recognizes that arts are an expression of the people. So in every corner of this great County, artists and citizens are working together to bring to residents unique programs that reflect […]

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One Amazing Place

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    If you are a fan of artist Sol Lewitt, you will want to head to MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, where his paintings are displayed in colorful splendor in a series of huge galleries. The galleries were proposed as an economic development strategy to turn obsolete factory buildings into exhibition spaces for bold works of art. That was in the eighties, when […]

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Judy Matson: A Life Well Lived

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Judy Matson was a friend to me, to ArtsWestchester and to the entire Westchester community. Her passing is a loss to all of us, and I can say with great affection that she always gave generously of herself to many worthy causes. I think of Judy Matson as a quiet force who worked with ArtsWestchester […]

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