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ArtsWestchester Plans Special 'SHE' Spring Exhibit In White Plains

Janet Langsam
Janet Langsam Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- ArtsWestchester is exploring what it means to be a woman today and has announced its 2016 spring exhibition, called "SHE:

Deconstructing Female Identity."

The contemporary art exhibition will open in March, during Women’s History Month, and run through the end of June, providing an artistic exploration of issues related to gender and female identity.

"Modern American women are struggling to redefine themselves in the face of shifting societal values, changing perceptions of femininity and the choices between domesticity and executive leadership," said Janet Langsam, ArtsWestchester chief executive officer. "These issues will be explored in a new exhibition, SHE, in which 11 artists will weigh in on the role of gender in society today."

She added that with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibition presents ideas by a selection of both well-known and emerging New York artists.

The following artists will be featured:

  • Nicole Awai of Brooklyn
  • Laurel Garcia Colvin of Chappaqua
  • Nancy Davidson of New York City
  • Marcy B. Freedman of Croton-on-Hudson
  • Debbie Han of New York City
  • Rebecca Mushtare of Oswego
  • Valerie Piriano of Brooklyn
  • Mari Ogihara of White Plains
  • Kathy Ruttenberg of New York
  • Barbara Segal of Yonkers
  • Tricia Wright of Kingston

To view images of the work, visit Flickr. In conjunction with the exhibit, ArtsWestchester will also provide community programs in partnership with local women’s organizations that will address women’s rights, relationship abuse, self-image and women’s career development, particularly in science and technology.

A full listing of programs through June can be found by visiting the ArtsWestchester website.

The opening reception for "SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity" will take place on Sunday, March 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., in White Plains. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 25. Admission is free to the public. Tours of the exhibit are available to the public and for private groups with a suggested per person donation.

ArtsWestchester gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the exhibit website.

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