YOUNG ARTISTS 2014
In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
March 2 – March 9, 2014
Hosted by the Katonah Museum of art, this annual exhibition, now in its 31st year showcases the extraordinary talents of budding artists. Seniors from our member schools learn about and participate in every aspect of the exhibition process, from creating the invitation in a graphic design workshop to writing artist statements and installing the art in the galleries. The Katonah Museum of Art’s education staff and installation crew introduce students to the concepts and skills involved in curating and hanging a professional exhibition. A team of KMA volunteers works behind the scenes, providing support to the students during the multi-day installation.
Approximately 400 students from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties are taking part in Young Artists 2014. This exhibition is one of many programs that fulfill the KMA’s mission of providing innovative art education to schools, both on site and in the classroom. It is a tribute to our young artists, their families and teachers, and the KMA’s continuing commitment to education.
The Young Artists 2014 exhibition is sponsored by Martha and Richard Handler and Rebecca and Arthur Samberg.
Younger Artists and Writers: Thinking Through Art
In the Learning Center & Project Gallery
March 2 – March 9, 2014
An exhibition of student art and creative writing inspired by visits to the Museum’s portrait exhibitions.
Andrea Lilenthal: Six Ladders
In the Sculpture Garden
Through April 2014
Andrea Lilienthal’s bamboo ladders span a realm between reality and fantasy. Their functional forms are immediately recognizable, yet their unexplained presence and playful patterns suggest something more. The ladders lean against the Museum’s enormous spruce trees in various positions and at different angles. Luscious colors wrap around the bamboo ladders like candy confections and their high-gloss surfaces contrast with the course-textured tree bark. Lilienthal’s ladders are not serviceable structures – their bottom rungs are too high to mount, and the ladders fail to reach the top of their intended destinations, which leads viewers to wonder “What are they being used for, and by whom?”
On the South Lawn
Through April, 2014
A pioneer in the resurgence of ceramic wood firing, Paul Chaleff is known for his colossal clay sculptures and vessels. Three large sculptural tiles positioned atop an outside wall complement Chaleff’s abstract sculpture set on the Museum’s front lawn. Stunning in scale, these ceramic pieces display a range of beautiful glazes.