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news in brief... cont'd Have Lunch With the Stars at Arts Award 2012

APRIL 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: 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:

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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

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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:

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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