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Wednesday, September 7th

ArtsWestchester Arts Alive Grant Writing Workshop2016 logo
6 to 7:30 pm

Join ArtsWestchester for one of their Arts Alive Grant Writing Workshop right here at HVCCA!

The Arts Alive grants support arts activities for Westchester County’s diverse population to help ensure that our local residents have access to the arts in their communities, a cause near and dear to HVCCA’s heart and core mission.

Click HERE for more information on the three distinct Arts Alive funding opportunities available.

2017 Arts Alive Pre-Application Workshops and Grant Submission deadline

The 2017 Arts Alive submission deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 11:59pm.   Any questions, please email [email protected]

Click here to view the Arts Alive 2017 Guidelines

All applications for Arts Alive grants are available via the ArtsWestchester grant portal:
Arts Alive 2017 Applications

Please email [email protected] to RSVP if you plan to attend a workshop.

Saturday, September 10th

The Day of the WORD 

"Tabula Rasa" by Adam Niklewicz and "Ancestral Calling II" by Barry Mason, Photograph by Corrado Serra

“Tabula Rasa” by Adam Niklewicz and “Ancestral Calling II” by Barry Mason, Photograph by Corrado Serra


2 to 9 pm

Join us for the Day of the Word, with artist and curatorial panel discussions, live performances by WORD artists Victoria Arakcheyeva & Lucas Rollins-Page, followed by cocktails, music by DJ Noodle Noo (Andre Rainey), and dance!

Enjoy the chance to meet many of the WORD artists, and view the artwork available in the online auction of in the exhibition, WORD, which closes December 11. You can view the online auction HERE.

2:00-3:30 PM

Curator Panel: The Art of Curating for Public Projects and Commercial Venues
Moderator: Susan Hodara, New York Times
Panelists:Livia Straus (Director of HVCCA), Jo-Ann Brody (President, Collaborative Concepts), Bibiana Huang Matheis (Independent Curator and Artist, Akin Library & Museums), Kristen Dodge (September Gallery, Hudson, NY), Sarah Bachelier (Director of Education, HVCCA and Curator), and Kathleen Reckling (Curator, ArtsWestchester).

4:00-5:30 PM

Artist Panel: Optimizing One’s Exposure in Group Exhibitions.
Moderator: Patricia Miranda, Miranda Projects
Panelists: Robert Brush, Carole Kunstadt,Joan Levinson, Adam Niklewicz, and Robert Olsson.

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Cocktails, music and dance plus slam poetry performances.
Slam poetry 6 – 6:30 pm
Performances by WORD artists Victoria Arakcheyeva and Lucas Rollins-Page at 7:30 pm

*Image of Jo-Ann Brody’s “Words of Rage,” Photograph by Emma Nygard

Tuesday, September 20th Housepairclean

Where Words and Memory Meet

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Join us for poetry at HVCCA!

Start with a tour of the WORD exhibit and then work with Mara Mills (stage director, poet) and Jo-Ann Brody (artist) to create an art/word project – houses/boxes – inspired by the art using collage, words, and memories!

Free for HVCCA members, $25 for non-members (which comes with a complimentary one year individual membership to HVCCA).

For reservations and questions, please contact Jo-Ann Brody at [email protected] or Mara Mills at [email protected].

Saturday, September 26th MuseumDayLive_logo-835x1024


Museum Day Live

12:00 to 6:00 pm

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? 
Let us know @MuseumDay  #BoundlessCuriosity  #MuseumDayLive

To download a ticket, click here.

More details to come!


Sunday, September 25th cindyweb

Vision and Voice

11:00 to 4:00 pm

– Experience the WORD exhibit at HVCCA
– Breathe in the art and words from Writing the Walls II 2016 Word Image Project
– Breathe out, create and present your own poems

Vision and Voide is an Ekphrastic Writing Workshop with Cindy Beer-Fouhy which will examine the literal translation of “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We will explore connections between writing and visual art as conceived by many poets and writers inclusing W.H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Barett Browning, Silvia Plath, Rita Dove and Writing the Walls II WORD artists. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity, through poetry, fiction, memoir and/or personal narratives, to express their individual responses to the art of WORD.

Coffee/Tea provided- bring lunch and/or snack.

$25 for Members
$55 for Non-Members (includes complimentary one year membership to HVCCA plus free access to all 7 museums in the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance- the Aldrich, Barnum, Bruce, Hudson River, Katonah, Neuberger, and Wave Hill).

Cindy Beer-Fouhy is a freelance writer, arts consultant and writing teacher. Cindy earned at BA in English and an MS in education and is certified as a NY State teacher from pre-k through high school. She is former Director of Literary Arts at Northern Westchester Center for the Arts where she founded the award winning weekly poetry series “The Creative Arts Café.” She studied poetry writing with Billy Collins, Patricia Spears Jones and Molly Peacock. She has been a panel judge for the National Jewish Book Awards Poetry Competition and Slapering HolPress Chapbook Competition. Cindy’s poetry and essays have been published widely in literary journals, magazines and anthologies including Bronx Accent: A Literary and Pictorial History of the Borough (Rutgers University Press) and her articles and interviews have appeared in Westchester Arts Council’s Arts News, Westchester Family and Roll Magazine. Three of her poems have been winners of the Greenburgh Poetry Competition, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Cindy facilitates “Life Stories,” a writing workshop she created for senior residents at various senior living facilities and special needs organizations. She is a Teaching Artist through ArtsWestchester and BOCES and she currently teaches writing at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

“HVCCA is the most dynamic contemporary art site in Westchester… Maybe one day, these regional, more experimental art places might supercede art-stately New York City.” —Ben Genocchio, NY Times