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New Collection of Contemporary Art Opens at OSilas Gallery on September 24 PDF Print Email

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By Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College New York

Sep. 18, 2019:  OSilas Gallery is pleased to announce Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, curated by Antwaun Sargent and Matt Wycoff. This exhibition of African American art is drawn exclusively from the highly regarded private collection of Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi.  

An opening reception featuring remarks by Mr. Lumpkin will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pm.  The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.  The exhibition will be on view September 24 through December 7, 2019. 

Members of the press are encouraged to contact OSilas Gallery Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at  CLOAKING  to arrange a visit to OSilas Gallery to view Young, Gifted, and Black.  Please click here to view the press release for the exhibition.

Pictured here: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Blue Dancer (detail), 2017. © Tunji Adeniyi-Jones 

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College New York

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 
Womrath Bookshop's Owners Thank Bronxville Community for 35 Years of Patronage PDF Print Email

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Sep. 11, 2019:  To our friends, patrons, and fellow merchants:

After 35 years of owning Womrath Bookshop, the time has come to retire and experience new adventures and a new grandchild.

Womrath, established in 1938, will continue to flourish with your patronage. We have sold the store to Barbara and Morin Bishop. They are very excited and are looking forward to their new venture and maintaining Womrath’s legacy. Throughout its history, the store has survived WWII, an address change, and the great financial upheaval of 2008-09, not to mention the rise of big-box stores and chains and online shopping.

We are very proud to have owned one of the oldest continuously working bookstores in the country. It has been an honor serving the Bronxville community. We have always known that our customers are the nicest, smartest, and most well-read people any merchant could ask for. Over the years we have been very fortunate to get to know many of you personally and consider you friends.

There are so many fond memories:  the midnight Harry Potter party, years of finding Waldo, the variety of authors, working with the libraries, schools, Sarah Lawrence College, and Concordia College, and all the book suggestions offered to you and your children. We have enjoyed watching them grow as our children grew.

We thank you for all these memories and are grateful for your support through the years. There are many things we will miss, but mostly we will miss all of you.

Wanda and Gene Sgarlata

Pictured here:  Gene Sgarlata.

Photo by A. Warner

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
OSilas Art Studio Opens Fall Class Registration PDF Print Email

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By Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director, OSilas Gallery & Art Studio

Sep. 11, 2019:  OSilas Art Studio at Concordia College is thrilled to announce that art class registration is now open for the 2019 fall/winter semester. A true community gem, the OSilas Art Studio offers over a dozen classes per week, as well as private and semi-private instruction, for ages three to adult.

Lisa Rao, the OSilas Art Studio program director, is "extremely proud of the quality programming the OSilas Art Studio provides. It is fantastic to see our instructors and students come together weekly to explore different mediums of art, in a wonderful professional studio setting, where their talents are expanded and the gift of art is offered."

OSilas Art Studio class offerings include painting with oils and acrylics, collage, 3D projects, and clay modeling. Most of the sixteen-session classes begin mid-September. Classes do fill up quickly, so parents are urged to register their children soon to avoid disappointment. An adult studio workshop is offered for all skill levels on Thursday mornings. Plans for the coming year include a twice-yearly art show, held in OSilas Gallery, and new weekend art workshops. 

For a listing of current classes and registration information, please visit the art studio's website here. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Lisa Rao at CLOAKING  or 914-339-9300, ext. 2433.

Pictured here (L to R): Leigh Ridpath, instructor; Lisa Rao, director, OSilas Art Program; and Jackie Meier, instructor.

Photo courtesy OSilas Gallery & Art Studio

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 

 

 
Open Call for Performers and Production Staff Ages 8-22 for Concordia Conservatory’s 20th Annual Holiday Musical PDF Print Email

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By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory

Sep. 11, 2019:  Concordia Conservatory is seeking performers and backstage production staff for its 20th annual holiday community musical. This year’s production, The Spirit Society, is truly special in that the music was composed by Conservatory alumnus J.P. Redmond '17, currently a junior at The Juilliard School. Lyrics are by Greg Suss.

The Conservatory’s annual tuition-free musical is both a beloved community institution and an effective theater arts outreach program, supported by generous donors who since 1999 have given over $500,000. In its 20-year history, the musical has seen over 1,500 performers and crew entertain over 18,000 enthusiastic audience members.

Community performers ages 8 to 22 are invited to audition on Friday, September 27, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 am to noon in Room 101 of Stein Hall at Concordia College New York; no appointment is required. Auditioners are asked to sing a solo song of their choice that best demonstrates their vocal ability and are required to bring their own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Students interested in being on the backstage production staff are invited to come in for an interview on these dates as well. Backstage staff is involved in stage management, props, lighting, and hair and makeup for the production. Performances will be held on December 7 and 8.

The production team is Greg Suss (stage director), Jon Klibonoff (music director), and Ana Dimas (choreographer). Rehearsals for The Spirit Society will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 am beginning October 8. During the week of December 2, rehearsals will be held for the entire cast Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.

In The Spirit Society, St. Barnabas is about to take over St. Nicholas's job as the embodiment of Christmas and other holidays as well. St. Nicholas (Santa) enlists the help of all the holiday spirits, including Cupid, the Easter Bunny, and the Great Pumpkin to form The Spirit Society. Together, they will shed light on the importance of love, faith, family, and giving.

For more information about auditions, please call 914-395-4507.

Photo courtesy Concordia Conservatory

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 

 

 
Womrath Bookshop's Where's Waldo Search Under Way in Bronxville Stores PDF Print Email

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By Staff

Jul. 10, 2019:  The big search for Waldo is under way. Waldo is spending most of the month of July in Bronxville, but he hasn’t let anyone know exactly where he is hiding. 

When the folks at Womrath Bookshop got wise to Waldo, they set up a search headquarters.

Young detectives are encouraged to sign up at the bookstore to find Waldo, the elusive, smiling--some might say smirking--character in the popular children's book series Where's Waldo? wearing his trademark red-and-white cap and round eyeglasses. 

Armed with a list of some 24 stores where Waldo might be hiding, the young sleuths are encouraged to visit local merchants as well as the Bronxville Public Library during the month of July to find Waldo. 

At the end of the search on July 26, there will be a party with prizes at Womrath Bookshop.

For more information, call Womrath Bookshop at 914-337-0199 or stop by the store at 76 Pondfield Road.

Pictured here:  Waldo display at Womrath Bookshop from a previous year.

Photo by A. Warner

 
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