The 411: Pristine and picture-perfect, the tiny village of Bronxville ranks among the 25 highest-income communities in the U.S. Its close proximity to Manhattan (16 miles tomidtown), a majority of homes within walking distance to the Metro-North, plus a nationally ranked public school district are principal draws. Part of the larger town of Eastchester, Bronxville has a unique energy that isn’t limited by its one-square-mile size. The downtown is a tree-lined suburban utopia bookended by the Metro-North station and the Four Corners (a group of civic buildings) with tiny boutiques, an independent bookstore, a triplex movie theater, and a plethora of eateries in between. Other points of interest include Lawrence Hospital Center and Christian liberal arts school Concordia College. The village has more than 70 acres of parkland including athletic fields and woodlands.
Population: 6,560 Size: 1.0 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $1,801,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $38,451
Average Metro-North Commute Time to Grand Central: 34 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Novelist Don DeLillo, President John F. Kennedy, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, radio and TV host Jack Paar, soprano Ruth Ann Swenson
Median Income Household: $144,940 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $200,000 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
91.9% Caucasian 1.2% African American 4.8% Asian 2.1% Other 2.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e. already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling’s Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006): Number of violent crimes: 1 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 1 Assault: 0 Burglary: 3 Property Crimes: 38
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Open Studio is a class for all levels who want to work from a live model. Our models will hold a single pose for 3 consecutive sessions. Primarily a painting class but students may bring other materials with which to work. Students will work on their own but critiques will be offered to help students develop their own style and vision.