‘Remedy’ Portrays the Healing Power of Art; River Roadhouse’s Last Night

 

(Laura Splan’s “Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft” – Photo courtesy ArtsWestchester)

Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: ‘Remedy’ Portrays the Healing Power of Art; River Roadhouse’s Last Night; Support-A-Walk For Breast Cancer; MORE.

1.) ArtsWestchester’s fall exhibition explores art as a method of healing and humankind’s attempts to ameliorate society’s modern ailments. Remedy, sponsored by Westchester Medical Center, will host it’s opening reception at the ArtsExchange in White Plains on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.

“From our growing biotech industry, to booming world-class hospitals, Westchester is at the center of the evolution of medical treatments. Artists play a critical role in the healing process,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester.

“You only have to look as far as our local hospitals, which are bringing artwork into treatment centers, hiring art therapists to work with patients and turning those green hospital walls into more attractive canvases to see that the medical profession has embraced the restorative power of the arts.”

Opening Reception: Remedy, an Exhibition

Saturday, October 1, 2016 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm “Remedy” explores the many ways humankind attempts to ameliorate society’s modern ailments (mental, physical, and beyond) through art. Working across media, the contributing artists engage with the tools, institutions, and methods of healing, as well as the role artists and art can play in the process of personal and collective healing.

 

The exhibit will be up through Jan. 14, 2017.  Admission is free to the public and docent tours of the exhibit are available to the public and for private groups with a suggested per person donation.

ArtsWestchester gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The following artists and organizations are featured in Remedy:

  • Jacqueline Lorieo of Yonkers
  • Jenna Morello of Brooklyn
  • Damali Abrams of New York City
  • Pamella R. Allen of Brooklyn
  • Dianne Aronianof Yorktown Heights
  • Paul Clay of New York City
  • Matthew Cox of Philadelphia
  • EyeWriter.org based in Los Angeles
  • Richard Falco of North Salem
  • Peter Konsterlie of Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Annie Lopez of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Christopher Payne of New York City
  • Carol Pfeffer of Irvington
  • Eric Rhein of New York City
  • Laura Splan of Brooklyn
  • Samantha Yergo of Mamaroneck

“Works like Brooklyn-based Laura Splan’s “Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft” blend humor and craft with the tools of modern medicine to provoke questions about what can provide comfort in times of physical or mental distress,” ArtsWestchester says. “Splan’s soft sculptures, made through the tedious and time-consuming process of latch hooking, transform these commonly prescribed antipsychotics and antidepressants into cozy, domestic objects. The oversized “pill-ows” provide a different kind of comfort than their prescription counterparts.”

ArtsWestchester will host a Healing Drum Circle on Sat., Oct 22nd at 1p.m. as a part of their series of free Gallery events in conjunction with the new Remedy exhibition. Get the details below:

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On view: October 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4-6PM RSVP for opening to Lhanley@artswestchester.org or via website. “Remedy” explores the many ways humankind attempts to ameliorate society’s modern ailments (mental, physical, and beyond) through art.

2.) Tonight will be bitter sweet for Westchester residents as Hastings-on-Hudson says goodbye to one of its favorite dives, the River Roadhouse. The bar, owned by Bill and Nancy Calderbank, has been a haven for townies, musicians and everybody else you can think for years. It holds a very special place in our hearts.

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Join us tonight for the River Roadhouse’s last night at 533 Warburton Ave. in Hastings-on-Hudson,”A Dive bar where bartenders are easygoing, unique venues always showing, the whisky is always flowing, regulars always glowing and a place worth knowing,” according to BarTrove.

While we choke up when thinking about having to say goodbye, however, tonight… we PARTY!

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There’s going to be a lot of emotions, so it will probably look something like this:

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Thank you to Bill, Nancy, Renee and everyone else who made the “Roadie” such a welcoming fun place that is filled with love. We are so glad to know all of you. We love you River Roadhouse.

 

3.) You still have time to join thousands who will walk in Support Connection’s Annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY on Sunday, Oct. 2.

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The Support-A-Walk was founded by local residents to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer and funds Support Connection’s free support programs and services for those living with these diseases.

Participants complete a 3-mile walk, often in honor of loved ones and those who are affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The event starts at 9 am pre-walk activities include music, welcoming remarks, complimentary Team Photos, face painting and characters for the children, plus warm-up and stretching to music led by staff from Club Fit. The walks begins at 10 a.m.

 For more about the Support-A-Walk, or to make a donation, visit www.supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402.

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4.) Today’s Headlines:

Why Workplace Diversity Matters

Former Pepsi executive-turned-diversity instructor Rachel Cheeks-Givan. Photo courtesy of the Manhattanville School of Business It may be uncomfortable for corporate leaders to bring up the still-dicey subjects of race, gender, and other differences among employees, but Rachel Cheeks-Givan, a former Pepsi executive who co-taught a graduate-level course on diversity and inclusion at Manhattanville School of Business over the summer, has this message for company leaders who are reluctant to discuss these issues: Your employees are already discussing them, and you can make that something positive.

Mount Vernon carnival this weekend

St. Ursula merged with Sts. Peter & Paul in 2015 as part of the Archidiocese of New York’s effort to consolidate and strengthen Catholic churches in the region. Two Mount Vernon Roman Catholic congregations are having their carnival through Sunday. The parishes of Sts. Peter & Paul and St.

Yonkers newest affordable housing complex full

The building has rental apartments for families with free on-site parking, dishwashers, air conditioning, a landscaped courtyard, on-site laundry facilities and views of the Hudson River Yonkers’ newest affordable housing complex is fully occupied. The $27 million complex at 188 Warburton Ave.