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New Rochelle

The 411: Settled by Huguenots from La Rochelle, France, in 1688, New Rochelle is the second largest city in Westchester, and the seventh largest in New York State. New Rochelle, nicknamed Queen City of the Sound for its 2.7 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, is just two miles from the Bronx border and 25 miles from downtown Manhattan. The densely developed former industrial downtown consists of condominiums, high-rises, offices, shopping centers, affordable housing complexes, a medical center, nursing homes, and two college campuses (including the largest Catholic women’s college in the U.S.). The remainder of the city consists of sprawling, residential neighborhoods and country, yacht, and beach clubs. The city operates a 300-slip marina with 150 moorings. Points of interest include the Thomas Paine Historical Site, Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Huckleberry Island, Leland Castle, a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle, the 105-acre Glen Island Park, 60-acre park Sheldrake Lake, the Wykagyl Country Club, and New Roc City, an entertainment complex that features a 19-screen movie theater, an IMAX theater, an ice hockey arena, mini-golf, go-karts, and an arcade. The city has been referenced/showcased repeatedly in myriad media including The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Goodfellas, Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, and Starting Over.

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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....

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Painting and Mixed Media

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 12, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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.

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Creative Kids

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 16, 2014 - May 19, 2015

Students (ages 3-4 1/2) will create fun 2D and 3D projects by using various art materials. Projects include decoupage, paper mache, sculpture, printmaking and painting.

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Art in the Round

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 16, 2014 - May 19, 2015

Children will develop their creativity while working with many different types of materials to create unusual and exciting pieces of art.

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Wheel Throwing for Adults

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 30, 2014 - May 19, 2015

Whether you have been throwing for years or have never thrown at all, come join our adult wheel throwing class and learn the basics of throwing, trimming, glazing and more.

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Clayworks

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 30, 2014 - May 19, 2015

Students will learn a variety of technical skills including: slipping, scoring and glazing in our professional ceramic studio.

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Wheel Throwing for Adults

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 30, 2014 - May 19, 2015

Whether you have been throwing for years or have never thrown at all, come join our adult wheel throwing class and learn the basics of throwing, trimming, glazing and more.

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Open Studio Life Painting

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Oct 23, 2014 - May 21, 2015

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.

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