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Virtual Studio Visit: Arlene Rush

May 29, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Arlene Rush   About Arlene Arlene Rush, a New York City-based artist, has exhibited extensively in museums, universities, and galleries across the world. Archilesi I Homberg Fine Art represents her in New York and most recently, her work has appeared in Art In Odd Places […]

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Virtual Workshop: Dinosaur Sculptures!

May 29, 2020

10:30 am - 11:30 am

This awesome project is inspired by every kids favorite extinct creature, DINOSAURS! Join instructor Donna Ross to learn basic skills to create three dimensional sculptures and explore watercolor resist techniques using crayons.  Suggested Age: 6+ Materials: Corrugated cardboard (make sure that it can be cut with scissors), pipe cleaners, beads, feathers, crayons, watercolors, brushes and […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Coby Kennedy

May 28, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Coby Kennedy About Coby A Columbia University MFA graduate, industrial conceptual designer and 2011 Skowhegan Fellow, Coby Kennedy has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and abroad including Japan, South Africa and Europe. He has received the Civil Society Institute Fellowship, the […]

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Virtual Drawing Workshop: Landscape Basics

May 28, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for a landscape drawing workshop. The class will go over an explanation of the horizon line, basic compositional strategies, to creating the illusion of depth and detail in drawing a landscape. Suggested Materials: Paper, eraser, and pencil or charcoal of choice. Students have the choice […]

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Virtual Workshop: Doodling Patterns!

May 27, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create fun patterns by doodling shapes and forms in this live art class with Dhanashree Gadiyar! Suggested Age: 6+ Materials: Paper, black sharpies, and ballpoint or micron pens. Optional: color pencils and/or watercolors.   Zoom information will be sent by email approximately 2 hours prior to event.  To ensure you can join on time, please […]

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Virtual Workshop: Surreal Collages

May 27, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create your own surreal collage using magazine images, patterned paper and newspaper! Instructor Jackie Meier will lead this workshop and introduce collage artists Hannah Höch and Joseph Cornell for inspiration.  Suggested Age: 8-12 Materials: Paper or cardboard surface, magazines, newspaper, junk mail, patterned paper, glue, and scissors.    Zoom information will be sent by email […]

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Digital Art Workshop: Animated Symmetry

May 26, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join The Nerdy Duo for this virtual art workshop! Learn the principles of straight ahead animation in this meditative drawing session with Autodesk Sketchbook.  Suggested Ages: 10+ Materials: Computer running Autodesk Sketchbook. Available for free at: www.sketchbook.com Zoom information will be sent by email approximately 2 hours prior to event.  To ensure you can join on […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Carol Diamond

May 26, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit  with Carol Diamond   About Carol Originally from Cleveland, Diamond received a BFA in painting from Cornell University and continued her studies at the New York Studio School.  Since 2000 Diamond has taught at Pratt Institute where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor. She currently teaches […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Rick Midler

May 22, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Rick Midler About Rick Born and raised in Clifton, NJ, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Rick began his working career as a creative director for a worldwide advertising agency with headquarters in New York City. He received a BS in Visual Communications in […]

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Virtual Workshop: Strawberry Kissed Trees!

May 22, 2020

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Gather the kids, along with strawberries and/or blackberries, and enjoy a fun and easy art activity with instructor Donna Ross! Students will learn about natural dyes, paper staining, printmaking and brush techniques to paint trees, vines, stems and leaves.  Suggested Age: 6+ Materials: Sliced strawberries and/or blackberries (strawberries cut in thirds and blackberries cut in […]

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Virtual Workshop: Draw a Portrait (Pt. 2)

May 21, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for part two of his virtual portrait drawing workshop. Suggested Materials: Paper, eraser, and pencil or charcoal of choice. Mirror or photo for reference.  The image/photo should be clear and printed at least be 8×10”. Suggested Age: Adult + Highschool. No prior experience required. Zoom information will […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Don Porcaro

May 21, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Don Porcaro About Don Don Porcaro is a Hell’s Kitchen-based artist whose work explores the nature of human interaction with the physical world through archeology and man-made objects like tools and toys. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in The New […]

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Virtual Workshop: Watercolor Wheels!

May 20, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join artist Jackie Meier as she teaches you step by step to create your own color wheel with watercolors. Gain a better understanding of color theory and watercolor techniques while having lots of fun! Suggested Age: 10-16 Materials: 1-2 sheets of watercolor paper, watercolor paint (any type is fine), size 6-8 round paint brush, ruler, […]

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Virtual Workshop: Unicorns and Dinosaurs!

May 20, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Let’s draw and paint magical unicorns and dinosaurs together in this live virtual art class led by Dhanashree Gadiyar! All you need are some art supplies and your imagination!   Suggested Age: 6+ Materials:Watercolors, thick paper, ballpoint pen, colored pencils and glitter Zoom information will be sent by email approximately 2 hours prior to event.  […]

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Virtual Hand Animation Workshop: Let’s Make a Flipbook!

May 19, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join The Nerdy Duo for this digital art workshop! The best part about animation is that you can get started with just a pencil and some paper! Join The Nerdy Duo as we dive into the world of hand animation by creating its most fundamental tool. Suggested Age: 8+ Materials: Pencil, eraser, tape, and a paper […]

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Virtual Workshop: Tie-Dye Puppy Faces!

May 15, 2020

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join instructor Donna Ross to learn three different tie-dye techniques, then turn them into cute origami puppy faces. Suggested Age: Ages 8+ Materials: Paper towels Printer paper Q-tips Watercolor Glue stick Scissors   Zoom information will be sent by email approximately 2 hours prior to event.  To ensure you can join on time, please use the […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Anastasia Faiella

May 15, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Anastasia Faiella About Anastasia My artwork is informed by my experience as a dancer, (my formative years from ages 6-19). As a dancer, I was constantly striving to make my body communicate better, move better and to confront my body and its limitations every day.  […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Domenic Esposito

May 14, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Domenic Esposito, artist and social activist.   About Domenic Esposito Domenic Esposito is an artist and activist living in the Boston area. Running as an undercurrent to his sculpture is Esposito’s passion for architecture. Strong lines and foundational elements are critical to his work — […]

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Virtual Workshop: Drawing a Portrait

May 14, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for a virtual portrait drawing workshop. Suggested Materials: Paper, eraser, and pencil or charcoal of choice. Mirror or photo for reference.  The image/photo should be clear and printed at least be 8×10”. Suggested Age: Adult + Highschool. No prior experience required. Zoom information will be sent […]

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Virtual Workshop: Draw & Paint Flowers!

May 13, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spring is here! Let’s draw and paint beautiful flowers together in this live virtual art class led by Dhanashree Gadiyar.   Suggested Age: 6+ Materials: Pencil, pen, paper, watercolors, color pencils and crayons  Zoom information will be sent by email approximately 2 hours prior to event.  To ensure you can join on time, please use the […]

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Virtual Workshop: Matisse Cutout Collages!

May 13, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Jackie Meier for an educational art workshop. Learn about artist Henri Matisse’s late work, then create a Matisse inspired collage with construction paper.   Suggested Age: 7-11 Materials: One sheet of 11×17” paper, colored or construction paper, scissors, glue or glue stick   Zoom information will be sent by email approximately 2 hours prior […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Christina Nicodema

May 12, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Christina Nicodema   About Christina Christina Nicodema lives and works in Brooklyn NY, having graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2009. Prior to becoming a painter, she worked for nearly a decade as a set designer and art director for animated films and television […]

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Virtual Workshop: Funny Faces! With Autodesk Sketchbook

May 12, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join The Nerdy Duo for this digital art workshop! Get to know Autodesk Sketchbook in this fun workshop featuring free-form creative doodling and open ended design discussion. Learn classic techniques for creating cute, ugly, old, and young characters while learning how to enable symmetry, change brushes, and navigate the industry’s leading free design software.  Suggested […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Kate Fauvell

May 8, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Kate Fauvell   About Kate Fauvell Kate was born, raised and currently lived and works in New York City. She has a BFA from Binghamton and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is a visual storyteller. Her work combines […]

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Fruit Still Life Collage with Donna Ross

May 8, 2020

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get creative with collage! Explore collage art techniques and create artwork that explore color, texture, figure ground relationships, as well as representation and abstraction.  Suggested Age: Ages 8+ Materials: – Canvas Panel, Cardboard or Thick Paper – Glue Stick and/or Clear Glue – Small Paint Brush – Fingers and/or Q-Tips will do – A couple […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Paul Michael Graves

May 7, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for a virtual studio visit with Paul Michael Graves   About Paul Michael Graves Paul’s art is a meditation on our ability to understand complex systems through the imaginative eye. We understand and “see” the multidimensional by abstracting down into three- and two-dimensional representation. Physicists and mathematicians use the same faculties […]

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Virtual Workshop: Floral Still Life Drawing

May 7, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for a virtual still life drawing workshop.  Suggested Materials: Paper, eraser, and pencil or charcoal of choice Suggested Age: Adult + Highschool. No prior experience required. Please set up your own still life using a vase with flowers (real or fake) before the class starts. Feel […]

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Virtual Workshop: Painting With Spices!

May 6, 2020

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Paint birds and landscapes using spices! Have fun painting with your favorite spices in the kitchen in this live virtual art class led by Dhanashree Gadiyar.   Suggested Age: 6+ Materials: – Mixed media paper or any thick paper – Brushes – Pencil – 2 or more spices of your choice* – 2-3 tbsp of […]

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Virtual Workshop: Seeing Nature Through Charles Burchfield

May 6, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Jackie Meier for an educational art workshop. Learn about artist Charles Burchfield, view his works, then create a work based on his ideas and feelings of how we experience nature.  Suggested Age: 8-12 Materials: Mid-weight paper or watercolor paper, approx 11 x 17 , pencil eraser, plants or trees to draw from, or image […]

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Virtual Workshop: Stop Motion Animation & Greenscreening!

May 5, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor Frank Fanelli Jr. is back to help you learn how to create awesome stop motion animations at home using your own iPad. This time, we will use backgrounds and greenscreen features in the iPad app Stop Motion Studio. Greenscreen is a pro feature, so attendees will need to buy the pro version ($4.99) if […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Etty Yaniv

May 5, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Etty Yaniv.   About Etty Yaniv Etty Yaniv works on her art, art writing, and curatorial projects in Brooklyn. She exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including The Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, State Silk Museum, […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Charlotte Mouquin

May 1, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin. ​ About Charlotte Mouquin Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) is the Executive Director at the Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY. Previously she was the  Director of Rush Arts Galleries of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation from 2010-2017 focusing on all exhibitions […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Danny Simmons

April 30, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Danny Simmons.   About Danny Simmons Danny Simmons, Jr., is an American abstract painter from Queens, NY, who once coined his particular style of painting as “neo- African Abstract Expressionism.” His talent and passion for the arts reaches beyond the canvas; He is […]

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Virtual Drawing Workshop: Composition

April 30, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for a virtual still life drawing workshop focusing on composition. Suggested Materials: Paper, eraser, and pencil or charcoal of choice No prior experience required. Please be prepared to set up your own still life using item(s) of your choice. Edgar recommends setting up a lamp or […]

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Virtual Workshop: Draw Animal Friends!

April 29, 2020

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to draw your favorite animal or your very own pet in a live drawing demo with teaching artist Dhanni Shenoy! Suggested Ages: 6-10 Suggested Materials: Pencil, pens, markers, color or watercolors.

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Virtual Workshop: Stop Motion Animation 2!

April 28, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor Frank Fanelli Jr. is back to help you learn how to create awesome stop motion animations at home using your own iPad. Using the iPad app Stop Motion Studio (free version available),  he will focus on boosting your animation skills with timing and how to add sounds using household items and your own vocals. […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Highbrook Studios

April 24, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Highbrook Studios Artists: Scott Seaboldt, Stacy Miller, Rebecca Mills, Victoria Rolett, Colleen Maria, Oriana Colon-Reyes Highbrook Studios is an artists’ collective located in Pelham, New York. A traditional artist space, HighBrook Studios is a small art community in which an exchange of ideas and […]

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Virtual Drawing Workshop: Value & Shading

April 23, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for a virtual still life drawing workshop exploring shape, shading and value. Edgar will go over the basics of shading and how to create three-dimensional form, discussing how to correctly draw items such as a bottle, bowl, fruits or other still life items.   Suggested […]

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Free Art History Discussions: Chinese Landscape Painting

April 23, 2020 - May 7, 2020

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

What can the early Chinese scholar artists can teach us about enjoying the beauty in nature? Join Pelham Art Center for a free 3-part art history discussion with Shilpi Chandra.  Perhaps now that our lives have slowed and as we wake up to the loveliness of spring each morning, perhaps the simple beauty of an […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Jackie Meier

April 23, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Jackie Meier. About Jackie Meier “I make soft geometric paintings. The hand drawn solid colored segments fit together on one plane to create an abstract illusion of space motion and time.” Meier attended Boston College and received a BA in economics, she then […]

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Virtual Workshop: Draw Your Favorite Toy!

April 22, 2020

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bring your favorite toy and your imagination to a live drawing demo with teaching artist Dhanni Shenoy. See plush friends and action figures come alive with creativity! Suggested Ages: 6-10 Suggested Materials: Pencil, pens, markers, color or watercolors.

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Virtual Workshop: Sonia Delaunay Creations

April 22, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join instructor Jackie Meier to explore color, line, composition and motion while learning about the geometric work of Paris Avant Garde artist Sonia Delaunay. Suggested Age: 7-12 Materials: Pencil, eraser, sharpener; Circular lids or anything you can trace to make different size circles (a compass if you have one), ruler, crayons or colored pencils. + […]

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Virtual Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

April 21, 2020

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join instructor Frank Fanelli Jr. and learn how to create awesome stop motion animations at home using your own iPad. He will be demonstrating the iPad app Stop Motion Studio (free version available), go over basic animation principles, show how you can use everyday items to help out, and complete an animation using clay from […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Edgar Jerins

April 21, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Edgar Jerins About Edgar Edgar Jerins, awarded a full scholarship by Scholastic Art Awards to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, was also the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Bob Clyatt

April 17, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Bob Clyatt, Contemporary Sculptor.   About Bob Clyatt: Bob Clyatt uses longstanding sculptural forms to explore contemporary cultural questions. His current projects include CoPortraits: collaborative sculpted portraits made with another artist from a different culture and history, Shared Spaces: engaging diverse communities around […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Katharine Dufault

April 16, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Katharine Dufault: Artist, Consultant & Curator. About Katharine Dufault British born Katharine Dufault is a New York Times-reviewed artist, curator and visual arts consultant. She has advised non-profit gallery boards, sat on visual arts panels and served as juror for several awards. Dufault […]

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Virtual Workshop: Proportions of the Human Face

April 16, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual drawing demo with acclaimed artist Edgar Jerins. Learn to draw the face with the guidance of a portraiture master and fine art professor. $20 registration fee supports Pelham Art Center   About Edgar Edgar Jerins, awarded a full scholarship by Scholastic Art Awards to attend the […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Barry Mason

April 14, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Barry L Mason, Artist and Photographer. About Barry Mason: Barry Mason is an artist and photographer living in Mount Vernon, NY. He was educated at The Corcoran School of Art and Indiana State University. “As a young boy growing up in Snow Hill, […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Anki King

April 10, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with artist and curator Anki King. About Anki King: “I paint and sculpt life sized figures that act as symbols for feelings that can’t accurately be described in words. They are characterized by the object symbols with which they share space. Each figure, or […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Christina Massey

April 9, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with Christina Massey, Artist in Mixed Media Sculpture & Painting, Curator, and Founder of WoArt Blog.   About Christina Massey: “Nature has always been very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The […]

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Virtual Studio Visit: Michael Mut

April 7, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center on Zoom for a virtual studio visit with artist Michael Mut: From Photograph to Mandalas, 30 Years of Art Making   About Michael Mut: Michael Mut is artist with a strong background in mindfulness practices who currently works independently with youth and the elderly community in Brooklyn. Michael also run an […]

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Connect & Create: Community Art Hours with Pelham Art Center

April 3, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Art is a powerful source of calm, comfort and perspective. Pelham Art Center encourages everyone to find artistic outlets during social isolation, and to connect with others via online platforms. Pelham Art Center will host several online Community Art Hours this April. Connect & Create with Pelham Art Center is a free, all-age virtual creative […]

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Gallery Concert: Angels in the Chamber

March 12, 2020

7:00 pm

Open to the Public | Suggested $10 Donation Join Pelham Art Center for a Thursday evening gallery concert with Westchester-based group Angels in the Chamber. About Angels in the Chamber: The Music of Angels in the Chamber is unique under the heavens. Featuring Garry Novikoff, piano/guitar/lead vocals, Pamela Sklar, flute/alto flute, Enid Blount Press, clarinet/bass […]

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Public Sewing Days with Amanda Browder

February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center for 2 public sewing days with Amanda Browder! Participate in ArtsWestchester’s public art project – Free and Open to All. About the Project: In the Spring of 2020, rich colors will sweep along the brick façade of ArtsWestchester’s nine-story neoclassical building in White Plains and you can be a part of […]

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Alexander Rutsch Documentary Screening

February 26, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the life and art of Alexander Rutsch at a gallery screening of “The Inner Eye of Alexander Rutsch,” produced by IBM and directed by Roger Seiler. Members of the Rutsch family will be present to discuss the film and the Alexander Rutsch Award Program, the bi-annual open, juried competition and exhibition at Pelham Art […]

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Opening Reception – Pelham Art Center: 50 Years

January 24, 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pelham Art Center’s semi-centennial historical exhibition opened Friday, January 24 with a free gallery reception.  130 guests attended the opening for the exhibition, which presents a visual timeline encompassing the origins of the Art Center as a local grassroots initiative, major organizational milestones, and art highlights from gallery shows over the years. Pelham Art Center welcomed […]

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Open House

January 4, 2020

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit the Art Center and meet our teachers at our OPEN HOUSE! Enjoy the hot chocolate bar, snacks, and a showcase with our beloved instructors. Free and Open to All! Come discover what you can learn at Pelham Art Center classes in art, technology, sculpting, crafting, and more! The Pelham Art Center offers classes for […]

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Opening Reception: Artisan Boutique & Collectibles

November 22, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the opening of Pelham Art Center’s annual exhibition of handmade art items. Artisan Boutique Artisan Boutique highlights a dynamic collection of quality, affordable handmade items for sale, from Friday, November 22 through Saturday, January 4th. Skilled artisans will be showcasing: ceramics, silver works, jewelry, glass, leather, and more.  Artisan Boutique will feature one-of-a-kind items […]

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Studio Café 2019 – The Art Party of the Fall!

November 16, 2019

  Studio Café brought together over 200 art supporters to celebrate Pelham Art Center’s art, education, and community programs. Studio Café 2019 Co-chairs: Michelle Acosta & Julie Cepler Host Committee: Alissa Bernstein, Stephen Byfield, Claire Doyle, Katharine Dufault, Diane Essing, Joanne Ferrera, Helena Grubesic, Jimmy Guarasci, Kate Kerrigan, Jill Kirby, Athena Longoria, Paula McKeever, Catherine […]

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Indigenous American Folk Art

November 10, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pelham Art Center invites the community to come engage with the cultural traditions of local Indigenous American peoples on Sunday, November 10, 2019. This event is free and open to all, 2:00-4:00PM. Members of the Matinecock Tribe of Queens and Long Island, Turkey clan Chief Reggie Ceaser and artist Tecumseh Ceaser will introduce attendees to […]

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Mexican Day of the Dead

October 27, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free and open to all! Join Pelham Art Center for its highly popular Day of the Dead Folk Art celebration. Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the history of one of Mexico’s richest […]

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Diwali – Hindu Festival of Lights

October 6, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free and open to all! Pelham Art Center will celebrate Diwali on Sunday, October 6th during ArtsFest Weekend.  Diwali is a major festival for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains, who believe that light is a metaphor for knowledge and signifies health, wealth and peace. Madhusmita Bora & Prerona Bhuyan of the Sattriya Dance Company will […]

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Artist Talk: IN/FLUX

October 5, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us during ArtsFest weekend for a gallery discussion with the artists of IN/FLUX, a visual art exhibition bringing together immigrant and first generation artists curated by Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin and Gallery Advisory Board Member Victoria Rolett. (On View September 20-November 2) The artists of IN/FLUX reflect the complexity of immigrant experience through installation, […]

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ArtsFest: Public Art in the Courtyard

October 5, 2019

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a special ArtsFest afternoon of public art participation! On Saturday, October 5th, community members are invited to create with exhibiting artists at the Pelham Art Center. Niki Lederer will guide attendees in creating an individual and collaborative “spacecraft” made from recycled material. Participants should bring their own plastic bottles (cleaned out first) […]

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ArtsFest Kickoff Party: Songwriter Showcase with #WomenCrush Music

October 4, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Pelham Art Center to kickoff ArtsFest weekend with a showcase of local women singer-songwriters hosted in collaboration with #WomenCrush Music. We kindly suggest a $10 donation to this event where guests can enjoy live music, drinks, and Pelham Art Center’s fall gallery exhibition IN/FLUX. #WomenCrush Music is a non-profit organization that supports rising women songwriters […]

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Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba!

September 22, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pelham Art Center welcomes internationally-acclaimed performer/educator and Bronx native Jose Ortiz, a.k.a. Dr. Drum, to lead the community in a Bomba music celebration. Bomba is an African-derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. With call-and-response singing, drumming and dance, BombaYo will kindle the joy of this Afro-Puerto Rican art form and ignite the […]

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IN/FLUX Opening Reception

September 20, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pelham Art Center presents IN/FLUX (Sept. 20th – Nov. 2nd), a visual art exhibition of people in flux, or an influx of people, bringing together immigrant and first generation artists curated by Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin and Gallery Advisory Board Member Victoria Rolett. Each artist responds to immigration stories through their unique vantage point in […]

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Arts After Dark

September 6, 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pelham Art Center will hold its first Arts After Dark party September 6th 7:00-10:00 PM. The Art Center invites community members to come create, mingle, and enjoy refreshments with friends the first Friday evening in September. Free with admission: play the Arts After Dark SCAVENGER HUNT for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to […]

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Artist Lecture with Satish Joshi

August 28, 2019

6:00 pm

“The best arts instruction is not instruction at all but a kind of collaboration between us. We’re going on this great adventure of seeing what is possible with the materials we’ve chosen. I’m not showing them; we’re discovering it together.” – Satish Joshi   Join Pelham Art Center for an evening artist lecture with teaching […]

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Opening Reception: Faculty Exhibition

August 22, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Faculty Exhibition will feature work by the Art Center’s distinguished instructors in their respective mediums. Join us for a free opening reception Thursday, August 22nd 6:00-8:00PM.

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Chamber Music Concert

August 11, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 11th, 2-4PM Open to the Public Suggested $10 Donation The Pelham Art Center continues its Gallery Concert Series with a Sunday afternoon of chamber music performed by Andrew Pak, Annaliesa Place, and Diego Garcia. They will perform chamber and solo pieces by Brahms, Grieg, Piazzolla, and Chopin for the community in the Art […]

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Opening Reception: Student Showcase

July 18, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This annual exhibition features new work of all media created within the past year by the Pelham Art Center’s passionate students. Come see what you can learn!

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Artist Talk: Sarah McKenzie, 2019 Alexander Rutsch Award Winner

June 15, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for reflections from Sarah McKenzie on her solo exhibition on view at the Art Center May 3-June 22, 2019. Sarah McKenzie’s artwork explores the architecture of exhibition space: art fair tents, minimalist gallery interiors, and video-screening rooms. “I am interested in the notion of spectacle and the role that architecture plays in orienting […]

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Community Art Day

June 2, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore Our Event Gallery Below   The Pelham Art Center hosted its first annual Community Art Day on Sunday, June 2nd, from 12-4pm. The Art Centerkicked off summer with all-afternoon art festivities throughout the courtyard, gallery, studios and media lab. Interactive art filled the Fifth Avenue courtyard, where attendees took part in a number of […]

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John Michael Hersey in Concert

May 10, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pelham Art Center continues its Gallery Concert Series with evening of wine and music performed by Pelham resident John Michael Hersey. Singer/Songwriter/Actor John Michael Hersey has released ten albums of his music including the March 2019 album Casting Shadows. Known for his sophisticated yet accessible melding of rock, pop, folk, blues and country, Hersey […]

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Celebrate Ghana!

May 5, 2019

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Experience the vibrancy and joy of Ghana at the newest installment of Pelham Art Center’s Folk Arts Series: Celebrate Ghana! on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:30-4:00pm at the Pelham Art Center. Come learn about Ghana with traditional folklore, song, dance, and hands-on art making!  Award-winning performer Therese Folkes Plair will transport audience members through the […]

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Opening: 2019 Alexander Rutsch Award Winner Sarah McKenzie Solo Exhibition

May 3, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the work of Sarah McKenzie, 2019 Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting winner. Sarah McKenzie’s artwork explores the architecture of exhibition space: art fair tents, minimalist gallery interiors, and video-screening rooms. “I am interested in the notion of spectacle and the role that architecture plays […]

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Teen Open Mic

April 12, 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Share your talent, have your voice be heard at our open mic night for teens! This event is presented in conjunction with the High School Art Salon exhibition on view April 4-April 19, 2019.

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

April 7, 2019

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Spring has arrived! The cherry trees are starting to bloom again and we celebrate the eighth annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Pelham Art Center. A Japanese Taiko drum performance will begin at 1:30PM. Flower arrangement and origami workshops to follow at 2:30PM. Free and open to all ages! Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower […]

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Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion

April 6, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come hear from a Fashion Designer, Product Designer, and Graphic Designer about their professional experience with art and design careers. This event is presented in conjunction with the High School Art Salon exhibition on view April 4-April 19, 2019.

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Screening of Meow Wolf: Origin Story

April 6, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Art Center and the Picture House for a special screening of the Meow Wolf documentary at the Picture House.   Tickets: $15/general admission, $12/students, seniors, and Picture House members

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Opening Reception: High School Art Salon

April 4, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come see the future art stars! A group exhibition features a range of media by over 100 young artists in advanced and AP art classes from local high schools.

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GEOMETRIC – Spring Gala

March 23, 2019

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Annual Spring Gala Saturday, March 23rd 7pm Co-Chairs: Brian Bober and Kate Pringle Join the Pelham Art Center to celebrate at our Annual Spring Gala – GEOMETRIC! This festive occasion, held at the New York Athletic Club will bring together 200 guests in celebration of the Pelham Art Center mission. Join us for some far […]

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Brazilian Carnival

March 10, 2019

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Free and open to all! We will be dancing in the streets with this performance by Samba Novo. Colorful costumes and exuberant dancing to samba music is the staple of the Carnival festival. A workshop on mask making will follow the dance.

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Artist Talk – HyperAccumulators Group Exhibit

March 2, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free and open to all ages! Please join us for reflections by the artists, light refreshments, meet the curators, and explore our exhibit! HyperAccumulators, a group exhibition that considers how contemporary artists explore connections between nature, toxicity, and the potential for regeneration. The show is inspired by imagery and stories about “hyperaccumulators” – plants capable […]

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Chinese New Year Celebration, Performance & Workshops

February 10, 2019

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Chinese New Year at Pelham Art Center Traditional Lion Dance and Crafting & Knot Tying Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:30-3:30 pm Come celebrate the Year of the Pig!  Chinese New Year returns to Pelham Art Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with free, family-friendly activities. Come see the […]

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Gallery Concert with Ellen Weiss

February 8, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pelham Art Center is pleased to host an evening of of music and wine with new Pelham resident Ellen Weiss. Ellen is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is dedicated to promoting the power of the human voice both as a performer and an educator. Her musical expression goes beyond genre, always dedicated first to […]

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Cey Adams – Visual Presentation and Discussion

January 23, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and Open to All Ages! Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm The Pelham Art Center is pleased to host an  evening of intimate conversation and a visual presentation with Cey Adams.  Cey was the Creative Director of Def Jam Recordings, where he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, where he […]

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Opening Reception for HyperAccumulators

January 18, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Curated by Alexandra Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein January 18-March 23, 2019 Over 250 people attended the opening reception for HyperAccumulators at the Pelham Art Center last Friday evening. This buzzing reception had a delicious and aesthetically beautiful spread of light organic and sustainable bites provided by Hand Crafted catering of New Rochelle, NY. Art professionals […]

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Open House/Meet our Teaching Artists

January 5, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come Meet our Teachers at our OPEN HOUSE! There will be a hot chocolate bar, snacks, and a showcase with our new and long time beloved teachers. Come speak with our teachers, take a tour of what you can do with Art, Technology, Sculpting, Crafting, Creating! The Pelham Art Center offers classes for ALL AGES […]

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Diwali – The Colorful Hindu Festival of Lights

November 18, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indian Classical Dance Performance, Henna Tattoos, and Hands-on Traditional Indian Art Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm Pelham Art Center’s popular Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights, returns as part of its Folk Arts Series. Join us for this colorful and festive event with a free ancient Indian classical […]

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Opening of Collectibles & Artisan Boutique

November 9, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free opening reception: Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:00 pm 10% Members Discount Sale: December 3 – December 8, 2018 See full description of exhibition here Collectibles, at the Pelham Art Center, includes the work of 9 artists selected by Executive Director, Charlotte Mouquin. All of the works in this exhibition will be priced under $2,500 by mid […]

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Studio Café 2018

November 3, 2018

7:00 pm

Studio Café takes place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Pelham Art Center. VIP entry is at 6:00PM and General Admission is at 7:00PM.  This fundraising event brings together community to support art, education and free outreach programs. With live music, performance art, live art demos, signature food from local restaurants, and hot music […]

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Mexican Day of the Dead!

October 28, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hands-on Workshop and Dance Performance with Zafiro Romero-Acevedo and Telphochcalli Traditional Mexican Performance Arts & Theater Free and Open to All Ages! Pelham Art Center’s Folk Arts Series presents the annual celebration of Mexican Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos). Come join in this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones […]

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Public Lecture with Titia Hulst & Matthew Cluxton – Living with Art

October 24, 2018

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pelham Art Center is hosting a public lecture with Titia Hulst and Matthew Cluxton “Living with Art: Insights into Art Collecting” on Wednesday, October 24th from 5:30-7:30 PM.  This professional lecture will discuss the meaning and joys of collecting art. Local collector, art historian and published author Titia Hulst will be discussing her journey […]

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ArtsFest 2018

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

All events are FREE and open to the public. The Pelham Art Center is thrilled to be participating in Artsfest a collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts the weekend of October 19th – 21st 2018. There are 39 partnering venues celebrating art and community throughout the course of the weekend. This year, […]

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ArtsFest 2018

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

All events are FREE and open to the public. The Pelham Art Center is thrilled to be participating in Artsfest a collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts the weekend of October 19th – 21st 2018. There are 39 partnering venues celebrating art and community throughout the course of the weekend. This year, […]

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Traditional Tarantella Dances, Ritual Drumming and Craft Workshop

September 30, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come see the award winning Alessandra Belloni perform a whirlwind of Southern Italian tambourines combined with singing and traditional tarantella dances performed by Francesca Silvano. After the performance there will be a workshop on colorful tissue stained glass making.

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Shimmy Mob – Belly Dancing Flash Mob

September 22, 2018

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Friday, Sept 21st at 4pm the Pelham Art Center is hosting the Shiimy Mob! Free and all are welcome. Come see this belly dancing flash mob for yourself. The primary objective of Shimmy Mob is to raise donations and awareness for those affected by domestic abuse. Funds raised via Shimmy Mob are donated to shelters […]

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R&F Mixed Media Encaustic Demo

September 19, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Complimenting the fall exhibition Waxing Poetic, the Pelham Art Center is offering a FREE Workshop and Demo focusing on encaustics, how to usethem and various techniques. R&F mixed media demos are designed to give interested artists a brief taste of what’s possible when using R&F’s two distinct paint lines: classic wax-based encaustic paint and linseed oil-based […]

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Alexander Rutsch Award, 10th Biennial Competition

September 17, 2018 - January 25, 2019

  Pelham Art Center Announces: 10th Biennial Competition! Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting   Call for Artist Entries DEADLINE January 25, 2019 Visit www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch for details and to apply Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 10th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried […]

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Opening Reception – Waxing Poetic

September 14, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Waxing Poetic curated by Katharine Dufault Opening Reception Friday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 pm At 5:30 – 6:30 pm there will be an opening of a new sculpture installation in our courtyard by Sui Park To Wax Poetic is to grow more expansive or expressive lyrically. Growth and transformation is inherent in the verb to wax, […]

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Opening Reception- Floating Imagery

September 14, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Solo Exhibition of Sui Park On View in the Pelham Art Center Courtyard The Pelham Art Center is proud to announce the new public artwork Floating Imagery in our courtyard by Sui Park. The work consists of five exciting creations that hang, lay and stand in different areas in the courtyard and around the […]

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Rhythms & Dances of Haiti

July 29, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Haiti Cultural Exchange and Pelham Art Center present: Rhythms & Dances of Haiti with teaching artist Okai Fleurimont. Discover the traditional drum rhythms of Haiti during this interactive performance. After the music performance there will be a great workshop on making your personal flag or bandana lead by Rebecca Mills.

Free and Open to All Ages!

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Scandinavian Midsummer Fest

June 24, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

What better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than with a real Scandinavian midsummer event! Dancers wearing traditional Scandinavian clothing will demonstrate and teach accessible and fun Norwegian and Swedish folk dances. A fiddler will play and you will learn how to make lovely floral head wreaths. Scandinavian folk dances are generally […]

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Klezmer Music, Song and Dance

June 2, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

We are getting closer to summer and we celebrate with The Westchester Klezmer Program under the direction of Kenny Green. They will perform entertaining, lively and uplifting classic Klezmer music consisting of freylekhs, horas, bulgars and sing-alongs beginning at 1:30 pm The Westchester Klezmer Program is dedicated to preserving the celebratory secular musical heritage of […]

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Hawaiian Hula Dancing

May 5, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dance Performance and a Hands-on Workshop Free and Open to All Ages! Aloha Hula NYC performers have been sharing Hawaiian and Polynesian culture for over 20 years across the US and abroad including Australia, the Philippines and Bahrain in the Middle East. The company regularly shares “Aloha” in the tri-state area. The bold prints and […]

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Spring Gala 2018 – BLOOM

April 22, 2018

7:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Pelham Art Center celebrates with BLOOM, this year’s annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 28th, 7-11 pm at the New York Athletic Club, 31 Shore Road, Pelham Manor, NY. This glowing evening includes fine dining, dancing, and a radiant selection of auction items and experiences. Co-Chaired by Brian Bober and Lisa Koonce this event […]

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

April 7, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Drum Performance Plus Flower Arranging and Origami Art Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Spring has arrived! The cherry trees are starting to bloom again and we celebrate the seventh annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Pelham Art Center. Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of […]

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Flamenco and La Ida y Vuelta

March 3, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Feel the heat of the summer approaching with the spicy rhythms and passionate flamenco dance by the group Flamenco Latino. Dance and Music Performance and Hands-on Workshop Free and Open to All Ages! From 1:30-2:30 pm this exciting traditional dance will inspire you!  Pelham Art Center invites artists to take advantage of the passion and […]

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Celebrate Diwali – The Colorful Hindu Festival of Lights

December 2, 2017

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indian Classical Dance Performance, Henna Tattoos, and Hands-on Traditional Indian Art Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Pelham Art Center’s popular Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights, returns as part of its Folk Arts Series on Saturday, December 2 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Join us for this colorful and festive event with a free ancient Indian […]

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