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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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Color Camera Club celebrates WestArts ARTSEE Festival

Color Camera Club of Westchester

Jan 26, 2015 - May 25, 2015

Join in the fun.  The Color Camera Club in celebration of Artsestchester ARTSEE Festival provides a learning and fun experience for those interestd in photogrphy who want to better their skills.  NOW is a great time to express yourself through the use of your camera, learn new teqniques, open up your artisic abilities and enjoy the hobby of photography.  Document your family events, create...

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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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Portfolio Workshop for Teens

Westchester Community College Center For The Arts

Mar 25, 2015 - May 27, 2015

Designed for students 15 and over, this class is an intensive studio experience in drawing and painting. A variety of media will be explored, such as acrylics, charcoal, oil pastel, and ink. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as express individuality and creativity. This is an excellent course for the serious art student or the student who needs to prepare 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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