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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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Glenview Tours

Hudson River Museum

Feb 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer.  See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview.   Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Free with Museum admission.

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John Ruppert: Yellow Orb

Katonah Museum of Art

Feb 4, 2015 - May 31, 2015

On the South Lawn John Ruppert transforms prison-grade metal chain link into vessel-like forms that define volume yet remain ethereal and porous. At the KMA, the intense yellow industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the landscape, as is the mesmeric effect of the material's shifting patterns. Ruppert's 14-foot tall sculpture simultaneously contrasts and compliments its verdant...

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Rachel Allen - Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

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Rachel Allen- Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

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Rachel Allen- Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

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Susan Kaufman- Works on Paper

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition features work with unusual and haunting imagery, seeped in the 19th Century, conveys some of the frightening mysteries of our every day anxieties. What appear to be delicate surfaces barely cover the pull of something dark. This exhibition runs from April 26 - May 31, 2015 on Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM This event...

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Susan Kaufman- Works on Paper

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition features work with unusual and haunting imagery, seeped in the 19th Century, conveys some of the frightening mysteries of our every day anxieties. What appear to be delicate surfaces barely cover the pull of something dark. This exhibition runs from April 26 - May 31, 2015 on Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM This event...

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