Friday, July 24, 2009

Renovation Begins With A Bang!

Construction began last week on the Art Center, creating new and expanded administrative, gallery, and public reception areas. Work is expected to be completed by September. The new configuration means that in the fall the Art Center will host two gallery exhibitions simultaneously. For more information about the renovation visit our website at

Friday, June 19, 2009

Alexander Rutsch (1916-1997) Paintings

Alexander Rutsch was an artist who actively supported the Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. Concurrent with the exhibition of Tracy Miller's paintings in the main gallery, nine of Rutsch's paintnigs and mixed-media works are on view in the front gallery. Both shows are through Saturday, June 26. For more information about Rutsch, visit

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WNYC's Salute the Arts

From June 8 through July 7, Pelham Art Center is participating in the WNYC New York Public Radio *STAR* Initiative, a free program that profiles small, cultural, non-profit organizations in the New York Metropolitian Area through on-air promotional announcements and website support. WNYC is located at 93.9 fm and 820 am.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

Opening Reception for Tracy Miller, winner of the 2009 Alexander Rutsch award and exhibition in painting. "Wave," 72 x 72 inches, oil/canvas.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Painting and Drawing Nature

Hope Friedland

Art Center faculty have artwork on view this month. Paintings by Eleanor Miller and botanical drawings by Janet Shearn are in a group show entitled, "Blooms" at The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow. Through May 31, with an opening reception this Sunday (May 3) from 1-3:30pm. Then head across the county to The Main House Gallery at Muscoot Farm in Somers to see watercolors by Hope Friedland. Also through May 31, with an opening reception on Sunday from 1-3pm.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day at Pelham Art Center

Thank you to Greener by Design, Nancy Egol-Nikkal, volunteers from Fordham University and the public who stopped by the Art Center to celebrate our Earth Day (April 22) work party and art making workshops.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

When the Message is Art

A thoughtful New York Times review of our current exhibit, "And for all this, nature is never spent" appears in this weekend's Westchester section. At right is Stephanie Lempert's "Millennium Park," hanging in the Art Center's side gallery window.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism

Jesse Potts' installation "Narcissus:Narcissus" makes us ponder the delusional satisfaction of desire.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pelham Art Center Enters the Blogosphere

It seemed like a fine day to start a blog. Students from curator Jo Anna Issak's class at Fordham University gave tours of the current exhibit, And for all this, nature is never spent. Thanks to PJ Hopkins and Kaitlin McKendrick for getting us up and running and to John McCarthy for taking on Donna Ross's ceramics class.