Compiled by Robin Jovanovich
Elizabeth de Bethune, <Slievemore, Achill Island> 2017, acrylic gouache with pastel on paper. Photo by John Maggiotto
Taking the Long View
The Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Horizon Lines,” a series of (mostly) long landscape paintings by Elizabeth de Bethune at the Harrison Public Library. The exhibit is on view February 4 to 24. Meet the artist at a reception February 10 from 2 to 4.
“These landscapes primarily depict places I’ve traveled to recently, and as such are a kind of love poem, or homage, to the enchantment of being in a new place, and a way to understand and communicate how it feels,” writes de Bethune. “As a New Yorker who loves the Hudson Valley, I appreciate magnificent landscapes but long for open spaces. Images of Alaska, the Southwest, and the West Coast of Ireland address that desired feeling of expansiveness.”
Ms. de Bethune studied painting at Yale, and received an MFA in Drawing and Painting from SUNY Purchase. She has also worked extensively with monotype printing, especially at fellowships at Women’s Studio Workshop and workshops at Center for Contemporary Printmaking and Vermont Studio Center.
For more information, visit harrisonpl.org or call 835-0324.
Hemna, can you get a screenshot from Belle?
Friday Night at the Movies
The Greenwich Library’s Friends Friday Film Series will present three films in recognition of Black History Month. All screenings begin at 8.
On February 9 the Library will screen “Belle” (Great Britain 2013) in which the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a British admiral plays an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in 18th Century England.
On February 16, see the Oscar-nominated “Loving” (2016), a drama about an interracial couple who married in a small, integrated Virginia town in 1958 and were then jailed and banished from the state.
On February 23, watch “Fences” (2016), a film based on the play by August Wilson about an embittered Pittsburgh sanitation worker who missed his chance at playing major league baseball and now tries to squash his son's similar ambitions.
The Friday Film Series is open to all at no charge. Doors of the Cole Auditorium open at 7:40.
With pix of C.J. Chenier courtesy of The Emelin Theatre
Red Hot Music
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band offer up a mix of rock, blues, country, and R&B at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck at 8. C.J. has performed alongside such artists as his father, Clifton Chenier (“The King of Zydeco”), Paul Simon, and John Mayall, and the band is a regular at large music festivals across the country.
Tickets start at $32. Visit www.emelin.org.
A Symphony of Sounds
The Westchester Philharmonic, under the baton of Ted Sperling, presents a Friends & Family Concert at 3. On the program are Mendelssohn’s Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Beethoven’s <Romance No. 2> for violin and orchestra; Saint-Saëns <Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28>; and Beethoven’s <Symphony No. 3>.
Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, soloist in the acclaimed Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” and Naumburg Competition winner and Concert Artists Guild Grant recipient, is the featured performer.
Before the concert, at 2, children are invited to an Instrument Petting Zoo. Children, if accompanied by a paid adult, are admitted free.
Tickets start at $36. Go to www.artscenter.org or call 251-6200.
Step Into the Garden
- Next up at the 18th Annual Winter Lecture Series at The New York Botanical Garden Winter Lecture Series is Arne Maynard, a gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, who has created beautiful and sympathetic gardens for private houses around the world. He will give guests a visual tour of the grounds of Allt y bela, his home in Monmouthshire, Wales.
The talk begins at 10 in the in the Botanical Garden’s Ross Hall. Admission is $32 for members, $35 non-members. To register, visit nybg.org/AdultEd or call 718-817-8747.