MARCH 2012 feature
Steffi Nossen School of Dance Celebrates 75 Years by Alison Kattleman
Marvel at the graceful moves of advanced students when The Steffi Nossen School of Dance celebrates their 75th year with a benefit concert on Saturday, March 31, at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.
“Generations of dancers have expressed apprecia- tion for the special place that this organization has played in their lives,” said Jeannie W. Aplin, Steffi Nossen Dance Director. “Whether they be our young- est three year olds enchanted by their first explora- tions in dance, our hip hoppers, our dancers with special needs, or our pre-professional dancers… this is a vibrant community embracing the needs and interests of all.”
Filled with an assortment of fresh and re-staged works by top names, including a new work cho- reographed by Annmaria Mazzini, recently retired principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Company, the concert’s proceeds will benefit the school’s outreach and financial aid programs. Beginning with a silent
auction and cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 8pm, the program will also feature a film by producer Bryan Russo, highlighting Steffi Nossen’s role in the community and the mod- ern dance world.
“As we begin this year of celebration…we appreciate the long-term support of ArtsWestchester and that of our many friends. Contributions and grants enable us to continue our mission of making the joy of dance available to all,” said Ms. Aplin. “Always balancing tradition and change, the organization looks forward to a bright future.”
For tickets and more information, visit : www.steffinossen.org
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ArtsWestchester Arts Award Recipient, Steffi Nossen School of Dance
happenings in Mount Vernon Submit a Proposal for an Outdoor Sculpture
Mount Vernon Public Library
at Mount Vernon Library Calling all sculptors! ArtsWestchester, in collaboration with Mount Vernon Pub- lic Library, is inviting artists to submit a proposal for a free-standing, outdoor sculpture to enhance the children’s en- trance to Mount Vernon Public Library. The piece should be sensitive to the historic character of the building, iden- tify the library as a creative community resource, and enliven the streetscape. The sculpture must also integrate well with the location and be constructed of weather-resistant materials. This opportunity is open to visual artists, ages 18 and older, who reside in or main- tain a studio in the lower Hudson Valley (New York City, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties). Final selection criteria will be based on: artistic merit, appropriateness to the site, feasibility and durability.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION All submissions must be postmarked on Friday, April 6, 2012 or hand-delivered by 5:30pm to ArtsWestchester. For more information, please visit: www.artsw.org/mtvernon-rfp
An Innovative Arts & Business Partnership
in Mount Vernon ArtsWestchester is pleased to be bringing the work of artists to a wonderful new residential building in the Fleetwood community of Mt. Vernon this March in an innovative collaborative exhibition entitled, Contemporary Rhythms. The part- nership is designed to highlight the artwork of area artists as it emphasizes the importance of the arts in creating a vibrant sense of place and community.
Working in partnership with the ownership of The Horizon at Fleetwood, resi- dents and guests will enjoy the precisely-arranged metallic compositions of Luis Perelman, the strident yet resolved urban paintings by Barry Mason as well as quiet tonal works by Satish Joshi. Whether bold and colorful or controlled and understated, the abstract pieces by the six exhibit- ing artists each reverberate with their own rhythm, enticing us to listen as well as look.
Participating artists include: Biagio Civale, Satish Joshi, Barry Mason, Kiyoshi Otsuka, Luis Perelman, Da- vid Tobey and Joyce Wenglowski.
An Exhibition Opening Reception will be held Tuesday, March 13th, 6 – 8pm. RSVPs required to RSVP@ horizonfleetwood.com
Ancestral Calling 1, Barry Mason
8th. The Horizon at Fleetwood, 550 Locust St, Mount Vernon, NY 10552, 888.641.1845.
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