Archives for Gallery

My Body as a Memory Exhibit

Caribbean Archive’s debut exhibit, My Body as a Memory, will be on display in the Library’s Gallery from September 8th through October 9th, with an opening reception and performance on September 8th from 6:00–8:45 p.m. My Body as a Memory features five artists of Caribbean/Latin Caribbean and African descent and surveys paintings, performance art, and video/film. My Body as a Memory will explore the theme of the traveling body across the Caribbean and the African diaspora. Our past, the present, as well as the future, cannot be avoided. Consequently, the body becomes an archival gift. Catching sight of this transition,
Read More

Categories: Events, Featured, Gallery, Homepage, and Library News.

Jamaica 60 Art Exhibit

As Jamaica celebrates its 188th year of Emancipation on August 1st and 60th Anniversary of Independence on August 6th, the Jamaican Emancipendence Committee will host an Art Exhibition at the Library, curated by renowned Jamaican artist, Michael Escoffery, with his paintings and those of other artists, including the Denzel Washington School of Arts, Mt. Vernon.  A closing reception will be held in the Library's Museum Gallery on August 31st, 5:30-8:00 p.m.  The exhibit will be on view through Wednesday, August 31st. The Jamaican Emancipendence Committee was founded three years ago to commemorate Jamaica's Emancipation (August 1, 1834) and Independence (August
Read More

Categories: Events, Gallery, Homepage, and Library News.

Fair Street USA Block Party & Exhibit

Block Party: Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30 p.m. on the Library Plaza On view in the Library Gallery July 1 – July 30. Fair Street USA is a Fair Housing Education Public Art Exhibition sponsored by the City of White Plains Planning Department and funded by a HUD grant. Local community groups worked with artists to design and create interactive models that “speak” to participants.
Read More

Categories: Gallery and Library News.

Countdown to Eternity: Dr. MLK, Jr. Photo Exhibit

On display in the Library's Museum Gallery June 15th–July 30th. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16th, 6:30 p.m. COUNTDOWN TO ETERNITY is a photographic tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. documenting the last year of Dr. King’s life. The photographer, Benedict J. Fernandez has captured some of the most iconic images of the 1960’s and beyond. A distinguished educator, in the 1970’s he established the Photography Departments at the New School and Parsons School of Design and created the Leica Medal of Excellence. He also received numerous awards including Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has published a number of books.
Read More

Categories: Gallery and Library News.

Exhibition of Paintings by Lori Kapner Hosp

On view in the Library's Museum Gallery from April 3rd through May 27th, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Sunday April 3rd, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Capacity will be limited to 25 persons at a time. Westchester-based artist Lori Kapner Hosp's paintings pay tribute to the beauty and richness of the home lands that newcomers to the U.S.have left behind. Each painting offers a glimpse of the people, traditions or culture of the country it represents. Lori’s art honors the bravery, heart and exuberance of our
Read More

Categories: Gallery and Library News.

An Exhibition of Artist books by Marc Shanker

The Library will host an exhibition of Artist Books by self-taught artist Marc Shanker. The show runs from Monday, December 6th, 2021 through Friday, February 4th, 2022. “My books are words extended by images, and images extended by words. The physicality of books focuses attention and adds to their significance. Whether large or small, books exert a power unlike any other object,” states Shanker. The exhibition includes over thirty prints and eleven Artist Books. Shanker’s books include collage and mixed media adaptations of Aeschylus’ The Orestian Trilogy, and Looking into the Eye of Doom, The Diary of a Greek Soldier
Read More

Categories: Featured, Gallery, Homepage, and Library News.

Lenape Art Showcase

Lenape Art Showcase: Jack Crying Raven Anderson September 10th through December 1st In celebration of his Ramapough Lunaape Heritage, this memorial exhibit is a display of works by self-taught artist, Jack Crying Raven Anderson. On view in the Library's Museum Gallery through December 1st. You can see Oleana Whispering Dove talk about the exhibit here. His work has been shown in group and solo shows over the past 25 years in New York City and New Jersey areas. In 2015 two of his works were selected for the permanent collection at Museo Maam in Rome, Italy. Jack said before his
Read More

Categories: Gallery and Library News.

Regeneration Art Exhibit

This new exhibit will be on display in the Library's newly renovated Museum Gallery on the second floor starting Tuesday, June 1st, through Friday, September 3rd. The gallery is accessible during normal Library hours. “Regeneration” looks at a future focused on climate justice. The exhibition includes drawing, collage, mixed media, photography, painting and poetry. Participating artists are Stephanie J. Alvarado, Isabella Bannerman, Diane Brawarsky, Carlos Mateu, Gina Randazzo and Ed Young.   Artwork from left to right: Ed Young, Fish, 2020, Multimedia on Masonite, 5”x8”x3” Fish symbolizes “Sparingness” in which we celebrate the time of our gift of fellowship, harvest,
Read More

Categories: Events, Featured, Gallery, Homepage, and Library News.

Citywide School Art Show

Join student artists and their families for a reception celebrating the art of White Plains City School children, grades K-12, on the second floor of the Library on Thursday, May 30th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display through June 6th. (Images below are from last year's art show.)  
Read More

Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Gallery, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Art Exhibit: Akimie Worrell

Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the opening reception of Akimie Worrell's art exhibit “No Longer Hidden: Being—without—Being Sick Cell.” “No Longer Hidden: Being-without-Being Sickle Cell“, is an exhibit comprised of mixed media art portraying to the perils, small comforts, and life, one faces when: navigating the world with the horrific pain of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Akimie Worrell grew up in Barbados, and graduated with a M.S. from The College of New Rochelle. She was born with the inherited, debilitating blood disorder SCD. Worrell navigates life between worlds of fashion, art and illness. She states
Read More

Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Gallery, and Library News.

‘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
Read More

Categories: Events and Gallery.

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,
Read More

Categories: Events, Gallery, and Library News.

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
Read More

Categories: Events, Gallery, and Uncategorized.

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
Read More

Categories: Events, Gallery, Kids, and Uncategorized.

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
Read More

Categories: Events and Gallery.

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,
Read More

Categories: Gallery.

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
Read More

Categories: Gallery.

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
Read More

Categories: Featured, Gallery, Homepage, and Library News.

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
Read More

Categories: Gallery and Library News.