Croton Artist's Work on Display in White Plains

Croton-on-Hudson artist Steven Millar will have his work shown at ArtsBash in White Plains.

Croton-on-Hudson's Steven Millar will be one of the artists featured in the annual ArtsBash in White Plains. In their news release, ArtsWestchester says Millar is “...drawn to landscapes that are rife with paradoxes: promises and failures, utopian desires and complicated realities. Whether invoking urban or suburban landscapes, Mr. Millar consistently explores ideas of home and the collision between the natural and built environments."

Millar describes his works to ArtsWestchester, saying "Drawing upon memory and research, my work explores particular sites in the built environment. I distill and recreate these places, exploring architecture, nature, structure, and design. The final forms of my work include model-like sculptures, large public constructions, installations, and works on paper.  In many of my pieces, simple blocks simulate housing units and, with a shifting sense of scale, suggest rooms, buildings, or entire neighborhoods. Whether I present urban or suburban locations, certain themes have remained constant: the complicated intersection of the built world, society, and nature, ideas of home and community, and the collisions of development. My art ultimately probes the relationship between particular spaces and individual identity, how we inhabit a space and how a space inhabits us."

Below is all of the information that you need to know about ArtsWestchester’s annual ArtsBash, from the organizations Media Relations Manager Mary Alice Franklin.

ArtsWestchester’s annual ArtsBash is taking place on May 18–in conjunction with Westchester Magazine’s Food and Wine Weekend.

ArtsBash is a celebration of art and food that promises a full night of extraordinary artistic and culinary masterpieces from over 20 artists and 30 beloved local restaurants.

of Scarsdale is participating in this year's ArtBash.

This year’s event will roll out onto the street and inside ArtsWestchester’s historic 9-story building located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.artsw.org/artsbash or by contacting Brittany Steinberg at (914) 428-4220 x328. All sales will support the programs and services provided by ArtsWestchester.

ArtsBash is a Westchester foodie’s dream. Guests have the privilege of tasting exquisite signature dishes and cocktails from 30 of the county’s most revered restaurants as they partake in the night’s activities. ArtsBash’s 2012 Culinary Chairs John Crabtree (Crabtree’s Kittle House) and Anthony Goncalves (42 The Restaurant) will be present to greet those sampling the fine wine and the wonderful assortment of “Boardwalk Bites”-themed plates. A champagne and spirits lounge on the 9th floor will provide a wonderful accent to the event. A list of the growing number of participating restaurants can be seen below.

Against the backdrop of food and art, guests will be entertained by musicians, cocktails, and the company of fellow art lovers. They are encouraged to enter for the chance to win prizes and relax with a complimentary massage. They can also imagine themselves cruising in the brand new Mercedes-Benz convertible displayed outside, satisfy their sweet tooth with delicious desserts and take a picture with our Elton John and Katy Perry look-alikes!

Fabulous Art is at the core of ArtsBash. Art lovers will revel in the wide array of artistic talents made available to ArtsBash guests. The event will mark the last weekend to explore our current exhibition, featuring works from 20 local sculptors whose exciting and personal work is displayed in Sculpture: On and Off the Wall.

Guests can also meet the artists who create in our artist studios. Resident artists throughout our historic landmark building open their studio doors for ArtsBash goers to view their works in progress as painters, sculptors and fashion designers.

A list of participating Sculpture and Open Studios artists can be seen below.

This year’s ArtsBash 2012 will be followed by Family ArtsBash on May 19, a FREE day of fun for the whole family that includes children’s workshops, activities, treats and prizes.

For information about ArtsBash or Family ArtsBash, contact Mary Alice Franklin by email at: mafranklin@artswestchester.org


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