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Studio Collective Art Exhibit

Studio Collective 2018 presents the Collective’s two major bodies of work: Our River and Our Library at an opening reception on Saturday June 16, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in our Museum Gallery. Our River includes work in various disciplines: artist book, collage, drawing, multi-media, photography, and printmaking, that addresses the global issues of energy, land and water use, along with the local history of the Hudson River’s industrial pollution and clean up. A projection of how the future might look has been a constant discussion among the group, who found inspiration in Pete Seeger’s accomplishments as the leader of
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‘Mixed Media’ Art Exhibit

Rick Rogers is a self-taught artist who “grew up visiting galleries and museums and soaking in the riches of the masters.” His path was unusual as a park ranger for 10 years on the 4,300-acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (where he and his family lived for 34 years), but that would evolve into his co-founding Westchester’s Art in the Parks program and curating the reservation’s gallery.  Rogers subsequently spent 10 years at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Conn., doing maintenance and art installing. While on the job, he “had the good fortune to meet many great artists
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Digital Art Exhibit: Donna Faranda

It was three decades ago when artist Donna Faranda first used a computer to ‘paint’ in points, or pointillism, the movement created by 19th century French impressionist Georges Seurat. “I had painted ‘traditionally,’ with brush, watercolors, easel and smock, but I felt confined by my small apartment in Brooklyn,” she says. “My husband, Jan Novick, is an IT professional, and he helped me see the potential of painting digitally at a time when home computers were primarily word processors.” Technology and Faranda have both come a long way. “I now use Photoshop to create a montage from images that I have either drawn, scanned or found on the web. From these images,
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Fifth Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes to White Plains

The Harlem Fine Arts Show will celebrate its 5th Annual Event, showcasing artists and authors on Tuesday, March 29 at the White Plains Library, 6 – 9 p.m. The event showcases African American artists and authors from the New York metropolitan area. This year’s special recognition honorees will include the acclaimed R&B and pop singing group Atlantic Starr and youth phenom Julius Rodriguez. Featured authors include: Flo Anthony, David Banks, Dr. Martia Goodson, Monica Michelle and Carol Hill Mackey. Over 200 Children enrolled in the White Plains Youth Bureau’s After School Connection program have been busy creating beautiful pieces of
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Children Walk with George Moses Horton

Children at White Plains Public Library are learning about George Moses Horton as they walk The Trove’s Black History StoryWalk® which is on display in the Library’s art gallery during the month of February through Sunday, March 13, 2016. The StoryWalk® is based on the book: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton, written and illustrated by Don Tate. George Moses Horton was a slave who grew up working long hours on a North Carolina farm. Though unable to attend school, he was determined and taught himself to read. While he tended his master’s cattle, he composed verses in
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Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscape

Showing: 11/12/2015 – 01/8/2016 Join the artists and friends for a reception on Wednesday, December 9, 7pm – 9pm in the Museum Gallery. Refreshments will be served. Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscape at White Plains Public Library presents diverse artistic approaches to the settings around us. From traditional Hudson River School-style painting to conceptual abstraction and expressionistic painting, each artwork immerses viewers in the sublime, as both of these two artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world. Artists:  Hilda Green Demsky & Barry Shenkman Contact: Kathleen Reckling Contact Number: 914-428-4220 This show is being presented in partnership with
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L’Dor Vador – From Generation to Generation

A portrait exhibit and documentary film about Holocaust survivors and their descendants by Seth Harrison. Seth Harrison has been a photojournalist with The Journal News/lohud.com in Westchester County. N.Y. for the past 28 years. He has told the stories of our neighbors in the Lower Hudson Valley through his coverage of news, sports and features. His body of work also includes documenting the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, the 2004 Presidential elections, Superstorm Sandy, the mass school shooting in Newtown, coverage of the World Series and the Boston Marathon bombings,
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Hidden in Plain Sight Opens in The Gallery

“Hidden in Plain Sight,” an exhibition of photographs by Barry Katzen of architectural details on buildings in White Plains, will go on view at The Gallery in the White Plains Public Library on June 19. The exhibition will be open to the public through August 2, 2015. Long-time White Plains resident Barry Katzen has spent the last decade recording architectural details throughout the city. “I sought out the interesting, the beautiful, the mysterious, and the downright strange.” Katzen has captured valuable visual treasures which are still embedded in our built environment. Opening reception will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 18. It is free and all
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Peter Wood: A retrospective

On view in the Library Museum Gallery from September 28, 2014 through November 28, 2014, this exhibit features the work of Peter Wood, an English teacher at White Plains High School. His art has been shown in Manhattan, Easthampton, NY and the mid-west. One of his paintings was featured in an exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art. All of the books used in his work were re-purposed from discarded items from libraries, schools or private collections. They were reclaimed from garbage and remainder bins and the artist “attempted to breathe new life into them. Essentially, these books have been
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UNSEEN ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN, CLAPTON AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS 1967-76

On view March 10 – April 27, 2014 in the White Plains Library Gallery, this exhibit celebrates the golden age of rock and roll in photographs, some never before exhibited, taken by Tapani Talo, a White Plains resident, architect, photographer and, during the time the photographs were taken, a sound engineer for some of the most iconic bands of the era. Mr. Talo’s love of music is evident in the very deep facial expressions and seriousness that comes through. Besides photos from the Rolling Stones 1970 show in Helsinki, other highlights of the exhibit include rare performance images of Led
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Artist Reception: Diane McCulloch – Fantasy Visions

Join us this Sunday, January 13 from 1-3 p.m. for the opening of “Fantasy Visions,” an exhibit of paintings in mixed media that are at once colorful, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Artist Diane McCulloch will be in attendance. One of her paintings, Chinese Destiny, is shown here. “Fantasy Visions” will be on display in the Museum Gallery until February 22. This show is brought to you by the Friends of White Plains Public Library.
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Hooked Rugs of Mary Parker

The hooked rugs of fiber enthusiast Mary Parker will be on view in the Museum Gallery at the White Plains Public Library from Monday, December 3, 2012 to Friday, January 11, 2013. Ms. Parker’s work is inspired by the past and present of Westchester and Putnam Counties. Hooked highlights include local historic sites and cemetery “folk art,” as well as other work from traditional to contemporary. Rug hooking has been called the one truly original folk art of America and Ms. Parker’s work carries forward the tradition of expression through this 19th century craft. Folk art expert, William C. Ketchum,
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Painting on Silk Demonstration

Berenice Pliskin has been a working silk painter for the past 20 years. Her paintings have been featured in news media and museums and exhibited widely. Some are being shown in our Museum Gallery right now (through November 16th) alongside her husband Bob’s work. On Wednesday, October 24 from 7-8 p.m.Berenice will demonstrate her silk painting techniques and give a guided tour of her paintings on view in the Library Museum Gallery. Please join us to learn about this intriguing medium. (At left: Carlos is Learning English by Berenice Pliskin)
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The Art of Bob and Berenice Pliskin

Artists Bob and Berenice Pliskin mount a retrospective exhibit of their work on view through November 16th in our Museum Gallery. Ms. Pliskin’s work features paintings on silk. Mr. Pliskin displays his photography. Meet the artists at a reception on Sunday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. Ms. Pliskin will give a demonstration of the painting on silk technique on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. (Picture at left: Beach at Vernazza by Bob Pliskin)
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