“Pictorialism: A Century Later” in Dobbs Ferry features artist John Maggiotto’s photographs that return to the era of Pictorialism in photography. February 4 through March 18, 2018. Free opening reception on February 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Call 914-693-0473 or visit http://www.southpres.org/the-donald-gallery .
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 email@example.com or 914-739-0500. First Hebrew is just west of Beach Center at 1821 Main St., Route 6, Peekskill, NY. Visit www.firsthebrew.org.
The Sanctuary Series opens the second half of its current season with New York Philharmonic principal cellist Carter Brey in recital with pianist Benjamin Pasternack on Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 at 4 pm. The performance will be held in the Sanctuary of the South Salem Presbyterian Church, followed by an artist reception.
Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He appears with the orchestra as soloist almost every season, and has appeared as soloist with virtually all of the other major orchestras in the United States, performing under the batons of prominent conductors including Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Comissiona, and Christoph von Dohnányi. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, and has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets as well as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at festivals such as Spoleto, and the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals.
The program will include works by Schumann, Chopin, and Beethoven. Carter, who grew up in South Salem, cites as his major musical influences Judy Garland, Jascha Heifetz, Mstislav Rostropovich, Glenn Gould, and The Beatles
Now in its fifth season, The Sanctuary Series remains committed to presenting “extraordinary keyboard recitals in the pastoral setting of northern Westchester’s historic South Salem Hamlet.“ The four concerts remaining this season will also feature, the Horszowski Trio (March 18), and pianists Frederic Chiu (April 15) and Magdalena Baczewska (May 13).
South Salem Presbyterian Church is at 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY, just 4 miles West of the fountain in Ridgefield CT. Tickets begin at $25 for general admission in advance and can be purchased on the Series website www.thesanctuaryseries.org. Student tickets and a four-concert subscription are also available. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914 763 5402. Visit the series on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/thesanctuaryseries and follow on Twitter @Pianosanctuary.
Sophie Scholl (German, 1921-1943) and her brother, Hans, organized a student protest movement against the Nazi regime. During this lecture, we will examine the political, cultural and religious influences on the White Rose resistance through Sophie’s letters and diaries. What inspired Sophie and six others to sacrifice their lives simply by using their personal freedoms?
Alexandra Lehmann, fluent in German and with a Fulbright Scholarship, began archival research in Munich for “With You There Is Light,” a historical novel based on the true story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel. In 2017, she began representing the White Rose Foundation here in the United States. Alexandra has won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference and has guest lectured on German Resistance history at St. Paul’s German Church in New York City, Mt. Holyoke and Sarah Lawrence Colleges and Fairfield and Western Connecticut State Universities.
The Renard Lecture Series welcomes persons 50 years of age and older who are seeking a cultural and intellectual experience at the Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown on Mondays from 10-11:30 am. PLEASE NOTE: Doors Open at 9:30 am. Registration is not required. Fee is $5. per person, per visit.
For more information call Linda 914.366.7898 ext. 1126. Thanks.
Shining a Light on Neon! Join us for an illuminating discussion with leading experts who are active in the rebirth of neon as an art form. Learn about its journey from the early 1920’s to today as it enjoys a revival as an art form at the hands of a new generation of fabricators and artists.
“In Conversation: NEON” is a special panel discussion at the Neuberger Museum of Art, presented in conjunction with two exhibitions now on view – NEON: Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium; and Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now. Avis Larson, curator, will moderate the conversation exploring fabrication, artistry, and the commercial and fine art histories of neon.
About the panelists:
Thomas Rinaldi, author of New York Neon, a pictorial of 200+ neon signs spanning the decades that have survived the evolving landscape. The book delves into the role neon played in NYC and how the city, in turn, influenced neon.
Jeff Friedman, owner of “Let There Be Neon!”, a lighting fabrication studio in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood since 1972. The studio is all things neon, serving as an informal museum, while functioning as a production and repair shop.
Sarah Blood, contemporary mixed media artist, is known for merging in food creating participatory and edible art with her neon and cake pieces. Her work is a study in contrasts as she uses different materials to offer a counter balance, often combining metal, concrete, wood, fabric, and other durable materials with neon and argon.
In Conversation: NEON
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:30-6:00 pm, at the Museum
Free for Members, Purchase College Students, Faculty, & Staff
$10 for Non-Members
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