56th Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

This yearly festival supports the White Plains High School Art Scholarships and in 2018 $10,500 was awarded to five White Plains HS Seniors. I’ve been aware of this event for many years and have seen the Festival grow in popularity with always the same quality work. A great variety of fine artists and fine craftspeople…

TRANSART~ Restoring Pride in Culture

I was glad to learn of the exhibition “Restoring Pride in Culture: Legacy & Tradition” held at the SUNY Ulster @ Kingston on Marys Ave. The exhibit was dedicated to the spirit of Benjamin Wigfall, painter and printmaker who was a forerunner of the contemporary Black Arts Movement that emerged in the 1960-70s as a…

Exploring Juneau, AK with Donna Catotti

I met up with Donna a few days before her show opened. Donna and I had been corresponding for well over year after she invited me to come to Alaska (I met her at the Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club’s annual exhibition in New York City) to explore her community of Haines and the vast…

Donna Catotti (l) and Nancy DeCherney (r), JACC Director

First Fridays in Juneau Alaska

The phenomenon of 1st friday (a day during the month when galleries in a given area are open) has spread across the country and exists beyond the US. A chance to see many artists in their studios and visit galleries not often opened in the evening.

My time in Juneau: Art Walk

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is a local non-profit that serves various local and regional artists. The facility offers a location for artists to show work in the gallery, sell work in the lobby shop, and rent space to offer a variety of workshops and performances. I signed up for an Art Walk that…

Exploring the Arts in Newburgh, NY

A few months ago I met Keith Nieto at a party. As is my nature we began to speak about the different things we enjoy and how we spend our time. Keith is passionate about classic films. I asked if he would consider writing for us about film and he readily agreed. Our Film writer…