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Valhalla

The 411: Valhalla's name was inspired by Richard Wagner's opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the hamlet sometimes lives up to its dramatic namesake. The Kensico Dam Plaza, for example, offers 98 acres of parkland with the jaw-droppingly theatrical backdrop of the 300-foot-tall stone dam. It's no surprise that this park is a favorite among bikers, skaters, picnickers, and hikers, and it's often the site of county festivities including ethnic festivals, concerts, and outdoor movies. Valhalla is also home to other county institutions, such as the 1.3-million-square-foot office park the Summit at Westchester, the Westchester Medical Center, Westchester and Community College. These things tend to remain on their own, spread-out campuses, so Valhalla's downtown remains small. However few, there are venues for socializing, such as The Valhalla Crossing, a pub/restaurant located in the historic train-station building. A (less historic) Metro-North station and its location near the Sprain Brook Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway make Valhalla easy to get in and out of, but the well-kept cul de sacs lined with split levels, raised ranches, and Cape Cods keep the suburban vibe.

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Kensico Trees, submitted by Ari Miller. This is our current featured photo for Valhalla. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Valhalla page.

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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

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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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