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A4 ArtsW briefs Extended: Celebrities: We Remember Them Well


ArtsWestchester is extending its current exhi- bition, Celebrities: We Remember Them Well, through January 2. And just in case you need a last minute gift, all of the photos are for sale.


"It’s a wide-ranging, insightful show of accom- plished shutterbugs capturing the even more famous (Muhammad Ali, James Dean, Gloria Steinem),” noted WAG Magazine. “For many, this will be a poignant stroll down Memory Lane.”


Debbie Harry (photo credit: Allan Tannenbaum)


On December 5, award-winning photographer Allan Tannenbaum will talk about his iconic imag- es of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and share his memories of the couple, whom he photographed in the fall of 1980, shortly before Lennon’s tragic demise.


To celebrate the show’s extension,


ArtsWestchester will host a re-opening event on November 8, which is free and open to the public. If the first opening was any indication, it is sure to be a fun evening and a chance to reminisce with the stars of the past century. The exhibition is on view Tues-Sat from 12-5pm. For more information, visit: www.artsw.org/celebrities.


Arts Partners Challenge Grants


The Arts Partners Challenge (APC) grants support partnerships between schools and teaching art- ists. They also help cultural organi- zations bring programs into under- privileged schools.


Cultural educator and master drum- mer Maxwell Kofi Donkor's residen- cy allowed children in the Sullivan County School District to experi-


ence authentic African music and culture. “The residency brought together students at all levels,” said Donkor. "Working as a group, students had fun together, especially with the culminating showcase where their individual adinkra prints were featured.”


All applications for 2013 Arts Partners Challenge Grants are due no later than Friday, November 16, at 5pm. For those interested in doing a residency through the APC grant program, both the application and the guidelines can be found on the ArtsWestchester website: www.artsw.org/arts-partners-challenge. This program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.


Mount Vernon Library Project


New York State Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, with President of ArtsWestchester’s Board of Trustees Jacqueline Walker (right), and Mount Vernon Public Library Director Donna Hurwitz (left), looked over three final- ists for a public art project for the Children’s Library entrance.


Using Social Media to Advance Your Career in the Arts


On November 15, as part of its “Fine Tune Your Skills” workshop series, ArtsWestchester will host Using Social Media to Advance Your Career in the Arts. Students will learn the best practices for social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn and how to use these platforms for branding and enhancing their visibility and engagement.


Attendees have the benefit of expert instructors Chris Dessi, CEO of social marketing firm Silverback Social, LLC, and Marc W. Halpert, founder of connect2collaborate. “Fine Tune Your Skills” is made possible in part through a grant from New York State Council on the Arts.' In collaboration with Purchase College, those looking to attend all four of the series' workshops can receive credit for a Continuing Education Unit. For more information and to register, call 914-428-4220 x313 or visit: www.artsw.org/ fine-tune-your-skills.


"All Decked Out" Gala Auction


The 2012 ArtsWestchester Gala is about to weigh anchor on Saturday, November 17th but the silent auction is already open for bidding! Take a look and place your bids at: www.biddingforgood.com/ artswauction.


The auction offers bidders a bit of every- thing, from artwork to once-in-a-lifetime


experiences. Among the vast selection of dazzling prizes are: a 7-night stay in Antigua, a Tiffany brooch, wining and dining at numerous 4-star restaurants, and a football signed by members of The New York Jets. Take a trip, pamper yourself at the spa, or treat your taste buds, all while supporting the arts in Westchester.


This year's "All Decked Out" gala takes place at 800 Westchester Avenue in Rye Brook and honors RPW Group CEO Robert P. Weisz. During the event, guests can place their bids using their own smart phones or the iPads that will be available throughout the event. If help is needed, staff members will be on hand to assist.


Professional Development For Arts Administrators


ArtsWestchester is offering a series of profes- sional development workshops to help build the leadership capacity of arts administra- tors. From legal advisement to staff resources, these workshops review important topics for nonprofit organizations. The first workshop of the series, Developing a Strong Board, on November 8. Moderator Mark Rollins, CEO, Rollins Insurance Agency will host a group of four panelists in an interactive discussion which includes: how to successfully cultivate a board, organizational and financial expecta- tions, governance practices, thinking strategi-


cally, best practices and what should happen during a board meeting to engage and involve participants. The program is made possible in part with support from New York State Council on the Arts. For more information about the series, visit: www. artsw.org/professional-development.


Westchester County Business Journal • ARTSWNEWS


NOVEMBER 2012


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