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Though folk art may not be mainstream, White Plains-based ArtsWestchester considers folk traditions more than worthy of having their own department and a full-time program director. Aaron Paige, an ethnomusicologist with a knack for acting “like glue” between community members, heads up folk…

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The halls of many art museums and galleries have heard the comment, “I could do that,” or maybe even “My kid could draw that.” Westchester artist Adam Handler’s work in an upcoming exhibition at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery takes that perception and challenges it head on.

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While studying art at Purchase College in the 1970s, Larry Horowitz discovered en plein air, or painting outdoors. Under luminaries like Paul Resika, he mastered “painting the moment in time, painting quickly and capturing something ... some middle ground between what is seen in a photograph…

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The title of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club program, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists,” is adopted from the landmark essay of the same name, written by art historian Linda Nochlin in 1971. Eileen Costello, Ph.D., explained the project’s origins before a crowd of about 55 people at the…

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The first steps into Biagio Civale’s art studio are like a peek into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Expressionist paintings, assemblages, prints and woodcuts — sharing little overlap from size to subject matter — somehow become characters in the same play, with Civale as director.

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Watercolorist and multimedia creator Miriam Schulman may have given up her career on Wall Street, but she’s far from a starving artist. A Scarsdale resident for 21 years, she rakes in six figures annually teaching art workshops and selling her work online.

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In the months since she moved into her 2,000-foot Mamaroneck studio, Scarsdale artist Jill Krutick has felt her creativity surge. Her 2D paintings have moved into a more sculptural place, layered, large-scale works like “Dance of the Caterpillars” and “Phoenix.”

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Aron Johnston retired from teaching a year ago with plans to pursue studio work full time. A trained painter with experience in film and photography, he was an instructor and college professor for 18 years.

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Longtime Scarsdale resident Jill Krutick has been clasping a paintbrush for more than 40 years. But, for many of those years, it was simply a recreational pastime.

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Eleven years ago, Scarsdale resident Brighita Weinberg ran complex radiology tests at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Mount Eden. Today, you’ll find her sweeping bright watercolor paints across a canvas in her home studio — a quiet, refurbished bedroom bathed in natural light.