CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS DOES:
Sept-Nov) - Ottinger Room, Croton Free Library, 171
Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
ARTIST FORUMS, seasonal events sponsored
by the Croton Council on the Arts, are individual or small group
presentations – primarily by local artists – offering specific themes,
new art forms and techniques, art history, unusual experiences, music
programs or anything else that CCoA feels will be of interest to the
community. As many as six to eight Artist Forums have been
annually during the past several years. Some of the Forums are
conjunction with exhibits of the artist's works in the Ottinger Room
and can be seen during the Forums and when the library is open. Admission and refreshments are free; volunteers are always needed to
man the refreshment table.
See the announcement for the next forum.
hours and other information about the library. For further information or to offer
suggestions for future Forums, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free use of the Ottinger Room is a service of the Croton Free Library.
CET SECOND GRADE ART SHOW presented by Croton Council on the Arts
and Houlihan Lawrence Real
Estate at its office - 10 Old Post Road,
at the Carrie E. Tompkins
Elementary School get a chance each year to show off their talent when
CCoA sponsors an exhibit of their artwork. CCoA's mission
encouraging children to pursue and enjoy art from their earliest
years. To further that mission, the organization has mounted this
began when students in all grades at CET created colorful drawings of
fish to decorate the walls of Cambridge House for CCoA's twenty-fifth
anniversary fundraiser called "Hooked on Art." The student
such a hit with the public that
the exhibit was moved to the Library and later to Houlihan Lawrence. It
has become an annual
tradition. Past show themes have been "When I Grow Up,"
"All Creatures Great and Small," "In My Dreams," and "My Favorite Place
The exhibit is mounted in two
parts to insure that each child's work can be displayed.
opens with a reception for the public. Supervised by CET art teacher
Mitchell Visoky, the children work in a variety of styles, including
mixed media and three dimensional art. For
the next CET 2d grade show; for more information contact Maggie Loewenwarter, (914) 271-1037.
For more information about, and examples of, student art
PHOTOGRAPHERS OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER exhibit - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton &
2021 Albany Post Road (Route 9A), Croton-on-Hudson
presented in 1972, the Photographers of Northern Westchester exhibit is
largest show of its kind in the county. Each Spring, 80-90
photographers, both amateur and professional, show their work at the
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Meeting House in Croton. The week-long
show features every style of photography from still life to landscape,
portrait to documentary, from traditional photographic processes to
current digital photography, including also ultra-creative
computer-enhanced pieces. Most of the works are for sale.
is sponsored jointly by CCoA and the Fellowship, open to the
public, free, and always diverse and interesting.
If you are a serious photographer,
either amateur or professional, and are interested in participating in
the next exhibit, please call either Steve Jacoby or Maggie
Loewenwarter at the numbers listed below.
Location: Route 9A
just north of the Montrose exit and overpass of Route 9. Unitarian-Universalist website.
For further information contact email@example.com;
Robin Schwamb, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Stephen Jacoby, email@example.com.
LOCAL COLOR ART SHOW
Started in 1997, the LOCAL COLOR ART
SHOW, sponsored by the Croton Council on the Arts each year, except for a short hiatus while we looked for a new space. Our new venue is the Community Room of Symphony Knoll, at 15 Mt. Airy Road, in the heart of the Upper Village.
Local Color celebrates works of area artists who employ
Shows now include paintings, collages, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and fiber and bead art.
The annual show has been successful for both artists and art
enthusiasts, and is one of the many programs organized by CCoA each
year to nurture the arts as an important contribution to life in Croton
and the surrounding area. Collectors from throughout Westchester
the show each year.
The public is cordially invited. This exhibition is yet another
furthering awareness and appreciation of visual, literary, musical, and
dramatic arts in the community. For
further information on this year's show, check our Calendar or call Rosalind Morrissey at (914) 271-8449.
Hudson Stage Company, one of Westchester's premiere professional
theaters, is "Dedicated to discovering, developing, and producing bold
and unique plays, the company provides a haven for the pioneering
writer, and an oasis for the theatergoer looking for challenging
entertainment." Hudson Stage is now a separate and independent not-for-profit organization, and has a permanent home on the
Briarcliff campus of Pace University, in a comfortable 134-seat
performance space with excellent acoustics and terrific sightlines:
Woodward Hall Theatre, 235 Elm Road, Pace University, in Briarcliff
Manor, NY 10510. Performances are made possible in part by a
from the Westchester Arts Council, and by the generosity of Pace
University. Prices are reportedly the lowest prices for any
professional theatre in the county, and parking is free.
CCoA helped the initial development of Hudson Stage. In
2006, CCoA was a sponsor of the Hudson Stage performance of AFTER ALL,
a new play by Gina Barnett. CCoA has also been a co-sponsor for
several of Hudson Stage's past "Divas
on Hudson" fundraisers, where internationally renowned sisters Liz and
Ann Hampton Callaway were joined on the grounds of a private estate in
Croton-on-Hudson with breathtaking views of the Hudson by some Broadway
friends (such as John O’Hurley, Audra McDonald, Kathy Brier, and Julie
For more information about Hudson Stage, call (914)
271-2811 or go to the Hudson
The CROTON TEEN THEATER is a theater group which gives opportunities to
Croton teenagers to perform
in outstanding productions. The Teen Theater has deep roots in
Croton theatrical scene. Croton Teen Theater’s
“Broadway on Hudson” program was established by the Croton Council on
the Arts to continue
the long tradition of the Croton Shakespeare Festival, which, for a generation
of Croton teens, had offered lessons in community-building
as well as theater arts. For the better part of two decades, Teen
has kept such a legacy alive to appreciative reviews.
summer, the troupe puts together a full-scale musical in just under
four weeks, working with professional directors, set designers,
choreographers and sound engineers. The result, say
residents, is a show that makes the village proud. ... The troupe's
connection to theater professionals is evident each year in its
'Broadway on Hudson' fundraisers ...." 7-25-2006Journal News (Linda Lombroso
reviewing 2005 production, Seussical).
The month of July is given to evening rehearsals,
culminating in three performances of a musical. The program is
overseen by a volunteer board, but direction, musical instruction, set, light and sound design are all the
work of professionals. This allows teens a different perspective
that afforded by the region’s many other fine high school
While several Teen Theater alumni have gone on to professional careers,
the real reward of the program is sharing within the community the joys
of theater and of watching young people willing to devote
time, effort, and talent to community effort.
Theater's valuable program has been recognized in repeated
grants it has received from the Westchester Arts Council. Teen
received an Arts Alive grant from the Westchester Arts Council in 2007,
this time $1,000 to "Light Up the Night" to provide lighting for the
productions have included OLIVER; ONCE UPON A MATTRESS; GREASE; SEEN
AND HEARD; DAMN YANKEES; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; THE KING AND I; THE SOUND
OF MUSIC; SOUTH PACIFIC; THE MUSIC MAN; ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; BYE, BYE
BIRDIE; SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL; LITTLE HOUSE OF HORRORS; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; and RENT.
Dates and specific contacts for
the next production are on the Calendar page.
For more information on the next production, to volunteer your
services, or for general program information, please go to the Croton Teen Theater's website at http://www.crotonteentheatre.org.
This project was made possible by
the Arts Alive program of the Westchester Arts Council, with funding
from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the
In the past, the Croton Council on
the Arts sponsored an annual film
festival. It is developing new and different types of film
offerings, including artists' forums. Look for them on this website and its Calendar page.
OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton &
2021 Albany Post Road (Route 9A), Croton-on-Hudson
Since 1965, the annual
invitational ARTISTS OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER
exhibit has been sponsored
by the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in Croton, with the active
involvement of the Croton Council. This venerable show is another
showcase of works in various visual media by local artists. Location:
Route 9A just past the Route 9 northbound exit for Montrose and
Buchanan. For further information contact Sharon Kullberg, (914) 271-5640.
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