Culture in the Age of Covid

(detail) Hanazono (flower garden) by Kyoshi Otsuka

In the northern part of Westchester, where I live, spring is announced by the high tones of the chipmunks and the baritones of the bullfrogs. I watch the little creatures scurrying about all day and at night. I listen to the groans of the bullfrogs. For me, these signs of re-emerging life are a metaphor for the stirrings of our cultural community in the spring. This year, they are scurrying more prodigiously than ever to tailor their programs for their Covid realities. Their creativity is undaunted as we all face many new norms. Some are strutting their stuff online.

Others are bringing the arts and music outdoors. As we all navigate these Covid times together, be assured that the arts are alive in the county and are dedicated to a strong recovery and reawakening of the things we all love to do. It won’t be the same but, given time, it can be even better than before. In the months ahead, ArtsNews will be featuring our cultural leaders and their plans. Stay tuned… and receive ArtsNews in your email by clicking here to subscribe.