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Reshaping the Funnies

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Have you ever hid a comic book under your mattress? Of course, why would anyone do that? Better than reading a book—or so I thought at the time. When your mother is a teacher, comic books are “a corrupting influence that encourages children to look at pictures, ignoring the words that are basic to reading, […]

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An NEA Update in Pet Parlance

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I am trying to wrap my head around a few newsworthy items. One of these is the number and size of dogs jet-setting on airlines. Now I happen to be a dyed in the wool dog lover.  So I asked myself what I might do if I was offered a free trip to Hawaii with […]

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Dear Eleanor Roosevelt

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Visiting your cottage in Hyde Park on MLK weekend was a blast for me and my 15-year old granddaughter. We felt we were in the presence of greatness.  No need to remind us of the Women’s March, which will be taking place this weekend. It was securely on our minds. It was a blend of […]

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Good News from The REDC

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There was good news for the arts in Westchester in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement of Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grants. The Music Conservatory of Westchester was on the list for a $500,000 grant for a piano technology lab, recording studio, percussion studio, and new studios for jazz, ensembles and music therapy. The new technology-based […]

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The Noritake Art Deco Porcelains

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‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to shop. So as the jolly shopper that I am, I am thrilled to pass along a few of the unique items in our own ArtsWestchester gallery gift shop. This week, we are featuring five vintage pieces from the Noritake lusterware collection of Drs. Judith and Martin Schwartz. […]

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#MeToo

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A bell rang out in my brain when I heard Senator Elizabeth Warren describe a disturbing moment in her early career. You guessed it! Warren’s “me too” moment took me back more than 40 years to a time and place I had neatly repressed. I had gone to Washington to advocate for (what else?) the […]

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Almost Like Praying

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Miguel Luciano has something in common with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Yes they are both artists. And further they are both proud of their Puerto Rican heritage. In their art, they both speak out for their Homeland. That is probably where the comparison ends. Lin-Manuel is the sensational Broadway creator of the musicals “In the Heights” and “Hamilton.” […]

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The Art of Politics

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While the Supreme Court is deliberating the fate of partisan gerrymandering, artists are depicting the practice as an art form. In her abstract ink drawings, artist Ann Lewis mirrors the actual voter districts to show their randomness. For the uninitiated, partisan gerrymandering is the practice by lawmakers of manipulating the size and shape of electoral districts […]

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