Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works donated to the Bruce Museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III.
The United States involvement in World War I lasted only a brief twenty months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation’s military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence.
Patriotic Persuasion” marks the centennial of American participation in the First World War. It is organized by Kenneth E. Silver, Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator of Art and Elizabeth Smith, Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum (2017-2018).
Have a flair for the dramatic? Think the stage is for you?
Participate in an eight week theater workshop for middle schoolers (age 11 to 14), every Wed., from March 21 through May 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, focused on interpretation and embodiment of historical figures. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises to develop the basic skills of acting, before progressing into monologues and historical interpretation. A variety of guest theater instructors, will share their insider acting knowledge and coach students to hone their craft.
Students will be invited to perform a short monologue or conversation in the role of a famous Westporter at the Drew Freedman Foundation Gala on May 17th as a culmination of the workshop.
Please register online at westporthistory.org.
Workshop Admission: $200 Members, $250 Non-Members
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” Leatrice Eiseman, PANTONE Color Institute.
Zeitgeist is descending to downtown New Canaan this season with “18-3838”, a group exhibition featuring works by Charles Arnoldi, John Clement, Leah Durner, Matthew Heller, Madeleine Keesing, Martin Kline and Jill Moser. These artists have been gracing Heather Gaudio Fine Art’s roster with their personal styles and individual processes. Now, for the first time, they will be brought together to showcase a visually rich installation that is as dynamic as it is au courant. The exhibition will open with a public reception at 4-6pm on Saturday, March 24th and will run through May 5th.
Last December, PANTONE declared 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the official color of 2018. The blue-based purple pigment shade is known to evoke spiritual and meditative reflection, as well as elicit cosmic and futuristic outlooks. Culturally, it has also been associated with individuality and acts of rebelliousness. Never stagnant, Ultra Violet is original, enigmatic and it is only natural that it draws the creative mind. It is therefore no accident that the artists in this show have gravitated to this color over the course of their careers. Works in this exhibition date from the last two decades, the most recent completed before 18-3838 became the official color of 2018.
The artists in this exhibition have achieved a defined style through a skilled understanding and use of the material and its properties, their subject matter emerging from the gesture. Whether as painters using encaustic, enamel or other pigments in liquid form, or as printmakers or sculptors, they share an exploration of abstraction and ideas. Starting with contemplation and meditating on their processes, these artists then allow for chance to play an integral part in the overall compositional structure. One outlier in the group may not fully conform to this description, however, his work manages to find an entry point to the show thematically. These artists invoke a confluence of the current spirit unified by the thought-provoking purple shade.
The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Cosmic Abstracts” featuring the otherworldly art of New York painter, Charles Gulbrandsen. His exhibit runs April 3 – 28. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com
Young athletes and their parents are invited to learn more about the connection between nutrition and athletic performance from Stamford Health Nutritionist Ilaria St. Florian. The informational program, sponsored by HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health, will highlight the importance of consuming sufficient calories, as well as strategically timed meals around the young athlete’s workout and competition schedules to help maintain exercise intensity, delay onset of fatigue and promote recovery.
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) and UJA*JCC Greenwich are partnering on a world class medical symposium “Hot Topics in Breast Cancer: Breakthroughs in Prevention, Screening and Therapies.” The panel, consisting of leading experts in the field, will discuss new breakthroughs in prevention, screening and therapies in for breast cancer. The morning will help inform women about how to take action: for themselves, their daughters, mothers, sisters and friends.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am: Panel Discussion and Q&A
WHERE: Old Oaks Country Club
3100 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY
PANEL: Learn, and ask questions of our expert panelists:
Moderator: Orli Etingin, MD, Weill Cornell
Lifestyle Prevention: Lee Jones, PhD, The Lee Jones Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Surgery: Elisa R. Port, MD, The Dubin Center, Mt. Sinai
Screening: Adam Yala, PhD Candidate, MIT
Radiation Oncology: Silvia Formenti, MD, Weill Cornell
WHO: Co-Chairs: Ellen Davis, Yonni Wattenmaker, Pam Ehrenkranz
Sponsors to Date: In Formation
For more information: Breast Cancer Alliance – 203-861-0014 – http://breastcanceralliance.org
UJA*JCC Greenwich – 203-552-1818 – www.ujajcc.org
TO BUY TICKETS: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/NYMedicalSymposium
Media Contact: CMB Communications – email@example.com – 914-763-3843
In the U.S., back pain is the second leading symptom driving patients to their doctor’s office. Degenerative conditions of the spine can lead to chronic pain with sporadic bouts of more severe pain.
Join us for a comprehensive talk that will address:
• who to see for the pain associated with degenerative spine conditions
• options for managing back pain
• the role of physical therapy in preventing and treating back pain
To register please visit www.hss.edu/pped or for more information, contact Pamela Villagomez at 203.705.2956 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballet des Amériques Performs at Tarrytown Music Hall
Ballet des Amériques has the pleasure of announcing their next performance at the Tarrytown Music Hall on April 25, 2018, at 7pm. Ballet des Amériques has been the resident dance company of the Tarrytown Music Hall since 2017.
A company on the rise, Ballet des Amériques is gaining media attention in the New York City area as well as internationally on online platforms and with articles in printed publications such as Air France magazine, Hook magazine and Westchester Magazine featuring Ballet des Amériques and Artistic Director Carole Alexis. Ballet des Amériques was also proclaimed Westchester’s premier dance company by the office of the County Executive.
The company will perform a diverse repertoire choreographed by Carole Alexis to the music of artists such as Mario Canonge and Maurice Ravel.
Become a part of the growing Ballet des Amériques community, and see the company perform locally in Westchester. The company is currently rehearsing and preparing for internationally touring in 2019.
Tickets for the performance range from $25 to $35 and may be purchased online by visiting www.tarrytownmusichall.org or by calling the Tarrytown Music Hall box office at 914-631-3390.
Established in 2011 under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, as its name implies, inserts itself into the French cultural heritage of the Americas. Composed of classically trained dancers of diverse backgrounds, the young company has already danced the choreography of Carole Alexis in over 50 public performances beginning with its debut at the Festival de Fort-de-France in Martinique in 2011. As the resident dance company of the Tarrytown Music Hall, Ballet des Amériques is building on the success of its Evenings of Dance series to develop a regional dance audience in Westchester and neighboring counties. With its local roots and international orientation, the company is poised to grow its audiences beyond dance connoisseurs to reach those who have never been exposed to this art and especially young people, in conscious fulfillment of the educational function of dance in the spirit of Maurice Béjart.
On Wed., April 25th, from 7 to 8 pm, Westport Historical Society will host Ed Hynes’ lecture marking the 241st anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach. As many Westport residents may know, the four-day raid, which started on April 25, 1777, saw the British fighting two battles with Colonial forces along the way, led by Maj. Gen. William Tryon, royal governor of the New York province.
Mr. Hynes is a Merrill Lynch financial advisor whose interest in the American Revolution dates to his childhood growing up in Wilton next to a home that was partially burned by Tryon’s soldiers.
Hynes will discuss the raid in the overall context of the war, the commanders on both sides, and “things quite smart and not so smart” on both sides, including how “the Brits outwitted” the Patriots on their return to Compo. This incident took place in our own back yard and highlights an interesting aspect of the war: the extent to which local Colonists were divided for and against the Revolution. Hynes’ talk is also an opportunity to delve into historical events that occurred right here in Westport.
This episode inspired the book “The Bridge Not Taken” by Wilton land surveyor Damon Greenleaf Duncan, copies of which are available in the WHS’ gift shop and will be sold that evening.
Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a refund and will happily issue you a donation receipt.
On Sunday, April 29 Mr. Hynes will repeat this lecture for children ages 10 – 12. This will take place from 4-5 pm.
Suggested Admission; $10 Members, $15 Non-Members. Please register on our website, www.westporthistory.org.