Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014 16:25
“ARTISTS PALETTE: where Death Valley meets New York” will be shown at the Steamer Gallery of the Ossining Arts Council on September 20 and 21. This unique exhibition features original works by local artist, Lynne Bolwell. Included will be her highly regarded Death Valley watercolors, as well as paintings of other parks and the Hudson Valley.
“ARTISTS PALETTE” is an overlook in Death Valley where iron deposits leave a “palette” of reds, yellows and purples. Bolwell uses her “desert paints”, made of ground minerals such as bronzite, hematite, and turquoise to capture the beauty. She has painted with these paints extensively, “on location”, throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. When she returns to the Hudson Valley, she “switches it up” to paint equally expressive watercolors with a much more traditional palette. This is an opportunity to see “on location” paintings from both paintboxes.
Image: Artists Palette, watercolor 9 x 12
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014 21:27
Forget About Me
By Ward James Riley
Directed by Jessica Davis Irons
Set & Lighting Designer: Andrew Irons
Costume Designer: Libby Brennes-Holtz
For three consecutive weekends beginning Friday, April 11th, and running through Saturday, April 26th, the Westchester Collaborative Theater will open its 2014 season with its most robust mainstage production to date, the world premiere of Ward James Riley’s full-length play Forget About Me, directed by Jessica Davis Irons, former artistic director of NYC’s Andhow! Theatre Company.
Set against a backdrop of the Irish-American tenement world of New York during World War II, Forget About Me explores one family’s struggle with issues of race, religion, physical handicaps and morality, and a dangerous secret that hangs in the balance, threatening to implode and destroy everything in its wake.
Steamer Co. Firehouse Theater
117 Main St., 2nd Floor
(Note: this venue requires walking up a flight of stairs)
Fri. 4/11, 8pm
Sat 4/12, 8pm
Sun. 4/13, 3pm
Fri. 4/18, 8pm
Sat. 4/19, 2pm & 8pm
Fri. 4/25, 8pm
Sat. 4/26, 2pm & 8pm
Tickets are $20, with $15 discount seats available to WCT and Ossining Arts Council members, as well as seniors and students with ID. Opening night tickets, which include a post-performance reception with the artists, are $40.
Following its engagement at the Steamer Co. Firehouse, the play will go on tour at several Atria senior living facilities throughout Westchester County.