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Experience the Joy and Color of OSilas Gallery's 7th Annual pARTners Exhibition on the Gallery Website PDF Print Email

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By Rebecca Portnoy, Associate Director of Communications, Concordia College New York

Aug. 26, 2020: OSilas Gallery's annual pARTners Exhibition is a highlight of the spring season. 

It features art created by local high school students with special needs in collaboration with Concordia College New York students and the OSilas Gallery & Art Studio. 

This spring, just as students delivered their work to the Gallery for installation in anticipation of a March 12 opening, Concordia College closed in response to the pandemic. The art sat unhung in the shuttered Gallery for months.

With the young artists from Tuckahoe and Bronxville High Schools unable to gather in the Gallery or experience the excitement of an opening night reception, Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka was determined to hang and photograph the show.

With the help of Jennifer Lotz, an OSilas Gallery Advisory Board member, and Ines Abukhadra, a senior at Bronxville High School, the show was installed.

"As soon as the show went up, I knew we needed to share it more widely – even if only virtually," said Vranka.

Inspired by Concordia's 2019-2020 college theme of Civics and Civility, the students worked over several months to create pieces expressing kindness, tolerance, inclusion, and a sense of home.

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"The Gallery has become a colorful world of peace and harmony with crafted trees gracing welcoming streetscapes, and collaged and painted houses evoking a sense of community and belonging," said Vranka.

This year's pARTners Exhibition is a colorful, joy-filled exhibition that reminds us of the kindness and goodwill we experience in our communities every day. 

The delay of its installation has only made the show more powerful and relevant. I'm so grateful for the student-artists who shared their work and for the art teachers who made it possible."

High-resolution images, along with information about the exhibition, can be found at www.osilasgallery.org.

OSilas Gallery looks forward to reopening to the public on September 17. 

For more information about OSilas Gallery and its events and exhibitions and new protocols to keep visitors and staff safe and healthy, please visit osilasgallery.org.

OSilas Gallery integrates the visual arts into the cultural and educational life of the Concordia College campus and surrounding community by providing quality exhibitions and programs that are diverse in style, content, and media; memorable, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching; and of artistic originality, integrity and excellence.

Photos courtesy Concordia College Bronxville


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Art Restoration and Framing

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-5053


The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
https://osilasgallery.org/

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Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
914-337-7680
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
http://bronxvillelibrary.org/


Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

http://www.womrath.com/

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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Kathleen.Suss@concordia-ny.edu

www.concordiaconservatory.org


Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-961-3497

 

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