Registration is OPEN for 2018-2019
CSI NS Summer Camp & CSI Nursery School
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CSI Nursery School Summer Camp Begins June 25th
A 7-week program for Almost 2’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s
9:00 am – 11:55 am*
Weekly theme-related activities include:
● Arts & crafts
● Music & movement
● Visits to our Organic Farm & chickens
● Playground time
● Water play
● And more…
CSI Nursery School Begins in September
Programs for 2’s, 3’s and 4’s
9:00 am – 11:55 am*
Our experienced, nurturing professional staff will care for and teach your children through activities promoting cognitive development and school readiness, such as:
● Circle time
● Free play
● Reading stories
Weekly specials include: Sign language, Music, Art, Nature
Plus visits to our Organic Farm
*Kids Karousel, an after school/camp enrichment program, is housed on-site
and provides extended hours.
Email: Janice@csibriarcliff.org for more information and to register.
Every Tuesday First Hebrew offers two classes for adults who want to either converse or read Hebrew faster. The conversational class runs every Tuesday through March 27, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.; free for members of First Hebrew or $5 per class. The class to read Hebrew faster follows at 7:30 p.m. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-739-0500. First Hebrew is just west of Beach Center at 1821 Main St., Route 6, Peekskill, NY. Visit www.firsthebrew.org.
New exhibition: March 3 – April 14, 2018
Reception: Saturday evening, March 3, 6:30 – 8:00, public invited
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:30 and by appointment
Contemplation and Practice
New work by Meg Hitchcock, Jill Parisi and Eleanor White
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present a three-person exhibition featuring artists who share a contemplative and obsessive art-making practice. Each of these artists builds their work through the accumulation of small components; inherently, the implication of time and devotion is an important concept in their art.
Meg Hitchcock’s work begins with sacred texts; she cuts tiny individual letters from various scripture and uses the isolated typeset characters to create intricate designs. Letters are cut from a Bible and rearranged into a passage from the Koran, letters from the Koran are transformed into verses from the Torah, and so on. Her work addresses the limitations of language and interpretation and questions the exclusivity of fundamentalist belief systems. By deconstructing and recombining holy books of diverse religions, Hitchcock undermines their authority and animates the common thread that weaves through all scripture. A former evangelical Christian, Hitchcock is interested in the psychology of authority, surrender, and transcendence. The repetition of cutting and placing letters simulates the liturgical sacraments of the Church and alludes to the recitations of Eastern religions. The labor-intensive aspect of her work is a meditation practice as well as an exploration of the various forms of devotion. The work is a celebration of the diverse experiences of spirituality, as well as an acknowledgment of the desire for connection with something larger than oneself. By blurring the boundaries between religions, Hitchcock suggests that the holy word of God may be nothing more than a sublime expression of our shared humanity.
Meg Hitchcock’s work is in the collections of Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library, Yale University, Nouf Al-Saud of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Christopher Rothko, New York, NY, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA, to name a few. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The New Criterion, Art in America and many other publications. Hitchcock earned a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA and studied at the Fortman and Cecil-Graves Studios, Florence, Italy.
Jill Parisi is an innovative printmaker whose meticulous work alchemically changes tissue-weight paper into sculpture. Her processes include etching and digital printing on delicate and handmade papers. Her small and intricate prints are then hand-cut, hand-colored, sometimes marbleized or decorated with metallic paint and embellished with feathers and fur, wrapped around structural wire and secured with fine entomology pins into deep frames or cloches. Parisi’s fictional flora and fauna mimic botanical and entomological specimens but surpass even nature’s most whimsical blossoms. Her work gives the impression of supernatural and enchanted specimens captured under glass for our scrutiny and pleasure.
Jill Parisi’s work is in numerous private and public collections, including a permanent glass installation commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Art for Transit Program, New York, NY. Parisi earned a MFA and BA at State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, where she currently teaches.
Working with a multiplicity of nontraditional media, Eleanor White strives to transform materials while honoring their innate associations. Crushed emu or chicken eggshell, wood ash, glass beads are some the familiar materials in White’s work. By her own admission, she creates “obsessively constructed objects and drawings” her passion for experimentation combined with her formal training manifest in meticulously crafted objects. White literally and metaphorically layers materials; object and meaning inform one another in her captivating work.
Eleanor White has been awarded numerous professional honors including a Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books from The New York Foundation for the Arts, the New Art Annual award from the Stamford Museum, CT, the William H. Rinehart Award from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, the Jacob K. Javits National Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, and has earned residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA. White earned her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. The artist lives and works in Beacon, NY.
Digital exhibition catalogue available online.
Please contact the gallery for images and additional information or to arrange a preview of the exhibition.
We maintain an extensive inventory in our lower-level warehouse that includes a private presentation room. We always have a wide selection of paintings, drawings, prints, monoprints and photographs to offer collectors.
In-home or in-office consultations are complimentary. Artwork may be seen on approval. Delivery and installation available.
Kenise Barnes, director: Kenise@kbfa.com
Lani Holloway, gallery manager: Lani@kbfa.com
B. Avery Syrig, sales support and admin. assistant: Avery@kbfa.com
Story Times led by Rachel Izes.
Lap Time for Pipsqueaks (6-18 Months)
10:30am, Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30am, Friday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Little Folks & Friends (18 Months-3 Years)
10:30am, Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Read More Threes & Fours (3+ Years)
1pm, Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27
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“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.
A workshop for parents. Discover the most effective ways to help your young child learn so they start school ready to read and succeed. Explore how to turn everyday moments into opportunities for cognitive and socio-emotional growth. Led by Idie Benjamin, Child Care Council of Westchester. This workshop is free.
Activities for children 4 years and above are offered concurrently in the Children’s Room.