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Westchester County Business Journal • ARTSWNEWS


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


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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


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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: 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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