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Sabrina Marsalisi Will Speak About Contemporary Art at Silas Gallery Tomorrow February 13 PDF Print Email

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

Feb. 12, 2020:  Sabrina Marsalisi of the world-renowned Brant Foundation will speak in OSilas Gallery tomorrow, February 13, at 11:00 am. 

The Brant Foundation is a contemporary art collection and gallery privately owned by American industrialist Peter Brant. The Foundation has exhibition space in Greenwich, CT, and New York City.  

Ms. Marsalisi, who is the Director of Education at The Brant Foundation, will discuss this truly amazing art collection and provide insights into The Brant Foundation’s new hit show, Third Dimension: Works from The Brant Foundation.  This show is now on view at its new Manhattan space.

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Third Dimension features over 20 artists central to the collection, including Dan Flavin, Glenn Ligon, Cady Noland, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol. 

The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to encounter artists who have been collected in depth by Mr. Brant over the past 50 years and features many works that have not previously been on public view,

This lecture will take place on Thursday, February 13from 11 am -- 1 pm in OSilas Gallery. Light lunch included. $30 per person/$25 for OSilas Gallery Members. 

Please CLICK HERE to make your purchase. Space is limited.

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"New York After Dark" Photography Exhibit Opens at OSilas Gallery PDF Print Email

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By Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director of OSilas Gallery at Concordia College

OSilas Gallery at Concordia College New York opened its new exhibitionNew York After Dark (1975-1985): The Photography of Cal Swanson, last week.

Curated by Lauren Rosenblum, this exhibition includes over 50 dramatic black and white portraits of the denizens of New York City circa 1975-1985. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on view through March 5.

At the time the photos featured in New York After Dark were taken, Cal Swanson was a young man following his passion for photography. In the evenings, he would take the train from Eastchester to Grand Central Station and wander the streets of Midtown.

Approaching strangers with faces he found interesting, Swanson used his unique vision to tell stories through the expressions of his subjects. These stunning black and white photos perfectly capture the diversity and spirit of New York during this gritty time in the city’s history.

Mr. Swanson, a resident of Rye, developed over 300 photographs from this ten-year period (he has over 1,000 negatives). He kept the photographs in storage boxes in his closet for over 30 years.  

New York After Dark is his first major solo show, and this is the first time that most of the photographs featured in the exhibition will be on public view. OSilas Gallery is pleased to note that Mr. Swanson is an alumnus of Concordia Junior College (Class of 1971), the all men’s two-year college that became Concordia College New York.

New York After Dark was curated by Lauren Rosenblum, a Scarsdale native, who is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Art History at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among other institutions.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, however groups of eight or more are requested to make advance reservations to view the show with Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at  CLOAKING .

Gallery hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 12 pm – 5 pm, Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm, and by appointment by contacting the Executive Director.

OSilas Gallery is located on the campus of Concordia College, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, in the Donald A. Krenz Academic Center on the second level of Scheele Memorial Library.

Free parking is available on campus and is accessible via entry on Concordia Place off of White Plains Road. For more information on exhibitions and a full listing of gallery events, please see osilasgallery.org.

Pictured: Cal Swanson and Lauren Rosenblum

Photo courtesy Concordia College New York


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Bronxville High School Musical, "Into The Woods," is February 6 - 8, 2020: Link to Tickets PDF Print Email

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By Karin Drakenberg

Feb. 5, 2020:  Bronxville High School students will perform "Into The Woods" February 6, 7 and 8, including a special children's matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now.

As in any fairy tale, this story also begins with the words "Once Upon a Time." In this "All-In-One" mish-mash of a fantasy fairy tale musical, we meet all of our favorite characters from the classic sagas.

The plot is fast-paced and very clever, with the different characters crossing paths in the most unpredictable and magical ways, but with unexpected, surprising, and even ill-fated results.

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In the first act, we are introduced to the initial characters; a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who would like nothing else than to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.

There are eighty-two actors, twenty-two in the orchestra pit, all students from Bronxville High School. There are also twenty-one tech/behind the scenes students, working tirelessly to create and build the sets, props, and costumes for the show, and to make it all come together. It's a team effort, really.

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The Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods" is one of Sondheim's most popular works, and this timeless, relevant piece brings all the favorite storybook characters together to tell the story of wishes, family, and the choices we make.

The play is directed by Bronxville High School Choral Director Pamela Simpson.

Below are the showtimes:

Thursday, 2/6, 5 pm

Friday, 2/7, 7 pm

Saturday 2/8, At 2 pm, Special Children's Matinee (first half of the show!). Children are encouraged to come in their favorite fairy tale costume! All proceeds from this show will be donated to Destination College!)

Saturday, 2/8, 7 pm

Ticket prices are $15 if purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite or $20 at the door; Matinee prices are $10

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets


Photos by David Fenner


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Have you Noticed The Bulldozer on the Lawn of the Bronxville Library? PDF Print Email

By Staff

Jan. 29, 2020: Have you noticed the bulldozer on the lawn of the Bronxville Library and wondered what's going on?

Here's your answer.

The Bronxville Library is installing a new HVAC system. The existing system is 19 years old and in disrepair.  In fact, according to Village Administrator, Jim Palmer, "the existing cooling system would not make it through another summer and barely cooled the Library last year."

According to Palmer, the firm OLA Consulting Engineers "completed an exhaustive review of the existing system and determined that replacement of the existing underground equipment (in the same location but in an expanded pit) was the most efficient approach and would further result in the least amount of noise and visual impact."

The new HVAC equipment is being installed below ground (like the existing system) and includes the installation of a new concrete foundation, chillers and associated plumbing and electrical work.

The first step is currently underway. According to Palmer, the construction firm "has cut an access panel into the south side of the Yeager room." The Yeager room is closed and being used "for storage and staging related to the HVAC work."

Palmer further noted that the total construction cost is $962,000 and "is being funded through a $250k State grant (thanks to Assemblywoman Paulin), use of Library Trust monies and the issuance of a bond for the remaining cost."

Bids went out last summer, and the Village awarded the project to the low bidder, Clean Air Quality Service Inc. last fall. Both OLA Consulting Engineers and Lothrop Associates, the Project Architect, are overseeing the work.

The estimated time for completing the project is June, 2020.

 
Over 150 Elementary School Children Participated in Musical "Untangled": See Photos PDF Print Email

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By Jennifer Jaquette

Jan. 29, 2020:  The Bronxville School PTA, along with NYRKS (New York Rhythm Kids), proudly presented the musical “Untangled” this past weekend.

Over 150 elementary students (3rd through 5th grades) participated in the production.

Under the leadership of director Leisha Horin, the Bronxville thespians portrayed an updated story of Rapunzel incorporating comedy, both familiar and new musical numbers and colorful and creative costuming.

The production took two weeks of hard work by not only the children but also many parent and teacher volunteers. 

See pictures below.

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Photos by Julia Brogan and Alanna Leavell


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