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news in brief... cont'd Have Lunch With the Stars at Arts Award 2012
Meet Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon at Copland House
Neuberger Museum Receives U.S. Art Critics Association Awards
Jennifer Higdon (Photo by Candace DiCarlo.)
First Niagara New England Regional President and ArtsWestchester board member David Ring, with Arts Award co-host, Emmy-award winning Fox 5 news anchor Ernie Anastos. (Photo by Barry L. Mason.)
ArtsWestchester’s 2012 Arts Award ceremony will be sponsored by First Niagara Bank. Their participation in the April 4 event marks the beginning of an innovative Arts and Business partnership with ArtsWestchester and their new Westchester community.
The ceremony luncheon, to take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains at 11:30am, will be co-hosted by Emmy-award winning Fox 5 News Anchor, Ernie Anastos and News12 anchor Matt Sampson, who will
there to welcome guests and help honor this year's recipients.
This ceremony traditionally brings together leading public figures, business leaders and arts lovers for an exciting afternoon of networking, mingling and brushing shoulders with local stars.
These awards are given annually to honor those individuals and organizations
making significant contributions to the arts in Westchester. This year's winners are:
Arts Patron Award: Westchester Community Foundation
Artist Awards: Dennis Bell, Jerry Pinkney
Arts Organization Award: Taconic Opera
Sophia Abeles Education Award: Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Community Award: Castle Gallery, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Cen- ter, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets ($65) are still available. For information or to purchase online, visit: artsw.org/artsaward
or call (914) 428-4220, ext. 328.
Did You Know?
ArtsWestchester supported and co-curated multi-cultural festivals in Port Chester and Mount Kisco through our Folk Arts Program.
To find out more about ArtsWestchester, visit: www.artsw.org/did-you-know
Pictured left to right:
Chef Joel De La Cruz Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Chef Anthony Goncalves 42 the Restaurant
Chef Ethan Kostbar Moderne Barn
Chef Peter X. Kelly X20 Xaviars on the Hudson
Chef Adam Kaye Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Executive Chef AJ McCloud The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Winemakers Dinner SATURDAY, MAY 19 | 6:30-10:30pm
The Grand Bal lroom at The Ri tz-Carl ton, Westchester
Chef Marc Lippman Crabtree’s Kittle House Tickets: 914.345.0601
Ticket Price: $150 (limited tickets) Seven of Westchester’s most acclaimed chefs will prepare a memorable meal in homage to contemporary cooking and dining with world-class wine pairings. Be part of this extraordinary gala dinner orchestrated by some of Westchester’s most revered wine & food personalities. A portion of proceeds will benefit ARTSWestchester.
"Can music reflect colors and can colors be reflected in music?” asks 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon. As part of Copland House’s In the Composer’s Studio series, Higdon will be on hand to explore her creative process and fascination with the connection between visual arts and music.
On Sunday, April 15, at 3pm, this “savvy, sensitive composer” (The Washington Post) will introduce two of her major works, Light Refracted and the Piano Trio, performed by acclaimed resident ensemble Music from Copland House. A lively Q&A and meet-the-artists reception will follow. For more info, visit: coplandhouse.org
Bowl With Sidesteps, Ursula von Rydingsvard
The U.S. Art Critics Association has announced the winners of their annual awards, which honor outstanding exhi- bitions from June 2010 through 2011. Two of the winning projects are from the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase and were curated by the museum’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Helaine Posner. The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991, has taken the award for Best Thematic Museum Show Nationally, and Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009, will receive the honor of Best Show in a Non-profit Gallery or Space.
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