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 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…

Various pictures from Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

“Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a 2-person play, starring Alison Davy as Florence Foster Jenkins and Jay Kerr (also Music Director) as Cosmé McMoon, her accompanist and the narrator of the story. …This is the story of a struggling musician meeting Miss Flo, as he refers to Florence Foster Jenkins, their 12 years together that culminates with her performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944.

Elayne Seaman, a Fine Artist and Champion for the Arts

By Diane Salzberg with Cornelia Seckel’s appreciation and full agreement. When a very talented artist becomes a great motivator, social activist, and community leader, a special recognition must be given here at Art Times. This amazing contributor to the arts and to humanity also happens to be an old friend. Elayne Seaman, living in Poughkeepsie…