Westchester County Business Journal • ARTSWNEWS ARTS AWARD LUNCHEON 2012
Three hundred guests were in the presence of greatness on April 4 during the ArtsWestchester Arts Award ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains.
Those who were honored for their significant contributions to the arts in Westchester included: prolific jazz musician Dennis Bell, internationally recognized illustrator Jerry Pinkney, Steffi Nossen School of Dance celebrating its 75 year anniversary, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Taconic Opera, Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center Child Life and Art Therapy program and Westchester Community Foundation.
(Photo Credit: Barry Mason) Congratulations to Jerry Pinkney
We are grateful for his talent, creativity, and leadership at the
Katonah Museum of Art
Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams, Catherine Marsh (Executive Director of Westchester Community Foundation), ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam, Matthew G. McCrosson (Westchester Community Board Chair), Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam, musician Dennis Bell, and Ernie Anastos, Fox 5 News Anchor
RYE ARTS CENTER
NYS Assemblyman Robert Castelli and illustrator Jerry Pinkney
EXPLORES PUBLIC ART From April 28 to May 25, the town of Rye’s central business district is getting a makeover with a new dose of artistic creativity. In a unique collaboration with its Chamber of Commerce, Rye Arts Center’s Beyond Rodin: New Directions in Contemporary Figurative Sculpture exhibition will grace the town’s downtown shopping area along Purchase Street and Village Green. Rye Arts Center will also mount an accompanying exhibition will also take place in the gallery and on the grounds of the Rye Arts Center from May 6 - June 16.
Congratulations to ArtsWestchester’s outstanding awardees… BRAVISSIMO !
Hannah & Walter Shmerler Paige Bradley, Expansion
Beyond Rodin highlights contemporary works grounded in the study of the human form. “The human figure was considered… old-fashioned,” says Rye sculptor and exhibition curator Bob Clyatt. He explains that “we’ve turned a corner and are seeing work that is both classically rooted and yet undeniably contemporary art; something fresh, something audiences are responding strongly to.”
Rye is bringing public art to new heights with works of bright orange resin that sit atop 8-foot wooden poles. Visitors and residents of Rye can expect to see these striking public sculpture installations by artists Joan Benefiel and Jeremy Leichman invigorate the local business and downtown district.
The work of the 20 US-based sculptors ranges as much in its choice of materials, from bronze to space-age polymers, as it does in its artistic method, spanning from hand-carving to computer graphics. Gallery hours are Tuesday: 9:30am − 3:30 pm, Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm, Saturday: 9:30am – 3:30pm. For more information, call 914-967-0700 x33 or visit: www.ryeartscenter.org
2012 Golf Tournament
Monday, June 18th Wykagyl Country Club
Sponsored by www.artsw.org/golf
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