What’s Going On in Eastchester 6-13-14

Bronxville Women’s Club events

Art exhibit

The public is cordially invited to an exhibition of Ying Chen’a work. The exhibit will run through July 31 and viewing is Monday through Friday, excluding holiday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The works are for sale. Performing background music on the piano during the reception will be Ying’s husband, Weili Chen. Ying is a member of the Bronxville Women’s Club and is the instructor of the children’s art classes offered at The Bronxville Women’s Club every Saturday morning. For more information, call 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Ying Chen was born in Shanghai, China in 1981, and began painting at age four. Ying came to the United States in 2005 for graduate study at Carnegie Mellon University. She now lives in Rye Brook, NY. Her first solo show took place at Fudan University Art Museum in January 2004. She also had solo exhibitions at The Bronxville Women’s Club, Xuhui Art Museum and China Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery.

Ying’s works were juried and awarded in several national art exhibits in China, including Shanghai Youth Biennia. Her works were also exhibited at 2010 World Expo Pavilion of Footprint, Tibet Museum, Liu Haisu Art Museum and St. Louis Art Museum. Her paintings are included in the permanent collection of the World Expo Museum, Xuhui Art Museum, Fudan University Art Museum, and Tibet Museum.

Ying has published books, including “Introduction to Oil Pastel Painting,” “Techniques of Oil Pastel Painting” and “Collection of Young Artists’ Works–Ying Chen.”

Young artists’ reception

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for the young students of BWC member Ying Chen’s Bronxville Women’s Club art class on Sunday, June 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Bronxville Women’s Club is located at 135 Midland Ave.

The classes are given free of charge and are open to children in the local area. The young artists have been meeting every Saturday morning for drawing and painting classes since October. Performing background music on the piano during the reception will be Ying’s husband, Weili Chen. The exhibit will be open for viewing through July 31, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales of the works will go for supplies for next year. For more information, call 337-3252 or visitbronxvillewomensclub.org. The exhibit of Ying Chen’s works will run concurrently with the children’s exhibit.

Coffeehouse

Friday, June 20, beginning at 8 p.m. is the next Coffeehouse at the Bronxville Women’s Club, 135 Midland Ave. The coffeehouse is a sophisticated evening held in the upstairs art gallery of the BWC. Performers for the evening are the coffeehouse host Sal Casabianca and the group Uptown Ensemble. Sal Casabianca, guitarist and singer, lives in Bronxville and has been performing and writing music for more than 30 years. Musicians in the Uptown Ensemble are Shannon Hara, Brandon Nestor, Rebecca Kuehl, and Chris Funke. They’ll be performing ethnic music from Celtic and American to Brazilian and everything in between. $5 admission; donations for the artists. Open to the public. For more information, call 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Art sessions

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers free art sessions to its members on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Members bring their own supplies and enjoy an afternoon of drawing, sketching, or painting with the company of fellow members and their immediate families. People interested in joining the BWC and group should call 337-3252 or drop by the club at 135 Midland Ave. or visit
bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Building Our Foundation Brick by Brick

Calling all graduates of Eastchester Schools, their families and friends. The Eastchester School Foundation is having a fundraiser called “Building Our Foundation Brick by Brick.”

Visit eastchesterschoolfoundation.org for a visual of what the project will look like and for the form required to purchase a brick.

Buying a brick will not only commemorate your years at Eastchester—or those of someone you love—but will also give back to Eastchester schools in the form of teacher grants.

Buy an individual brick or get together with members of a team or club, your family or your best friends.

Bricks ordered by June 15 will be installed during the summer months.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center events

Mommy and me

A fun, educational way for toddlers, parents and/or caregivers to be introduced to the Italian language and culture.

Thursdays, through June 26.

Members, $175, non-members, $250.

Call 771-8700 to register.

Events at the Lutheran Church

Prayer services

Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.

Courses at Sarah Lawrence College

The Center for Continuing Education is offering a wide range of courses for elementary school, high school, college students, as well as adults. Please contact 395-2205 or
cce@sarahlawrence.edu with any questions about the educational and enrichment courses for learners of all ages.

Emelin Theater event

Thank you, Michael Jackson

On June 27, 2014, The Emelin Theater will present The Michael Jackson Experience starring Delisco James. This unique tribute to Michael Jackson is one inspired fan’s way of giving back to the legacy of his idol as well as introducing The King of Pop’s music to a new generation.

With his incredibly talented band, backup singers and dancers, Delisco James recreates some of Michael Jackson’s most electrifying moments including the days with his brothers in The Jackson Five and his groundbreaking performance of “Billie Jean” on Motown’s 25th Anniversary Special.

The show’s finale, a recreation of the epic video “Thriller” will remind you why Michael will forever be “The King of Pop.”

A lifelong performer, Delisco has starred in three Broadway musicals as well as a national tour playing the role of Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Headlining the music of Michael Jackson around the globe, he’s played to sold out audiences in Macau, Berlin, Malaysia and Singapore. Delisco has returned home to launch his personal tribute to this musical icon.

For tickets and information, call the Emelin box office at 698-0098 or visit emelin.org.

Call for artists and writers

The Blue Door Art Gallery in Yonkers is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue of the Blue Door Quarterly Journal―a new literary and art publication.

The Journal, which will be available in print and online, will feature work from new and established artists working across various mediums:

-Fiction

-Nonfiction

-Poetry

-Photography

-Fine art

Each issue of the publication will have a different theme. For our inaugural issue, the theme is community

Show us your community and what it means to you. How do you define community?

Submission deadline: Aug. 10, 2014

Submission guidelines:

-Three submissions per artist.

-Word count limit for fiction/nonfiction work: 2,000

-Previously published work not acceptable.

-All submissions must be original work of artist.

-We accept the following formats: PDF, DOC,DOCX, PNG, JPG.

Please send all submissions to: BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com

Include the appropriate category of your submission in the subject line.

Additionally, please include your name, phone number and other methods of contact, should we publish your work. All decisions will be made by Sept. 1. If your work submitted to the Journal becomes published elsewhere, please notify us immediately.

For more information about the Blue Door Quarterly Journal, please email BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com.

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