The Pelham Art Center will be participating in Artsfest, a collaboration with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts this weekend October 19th – 21st.

There are 39 partnering venues celebrating art and community throughout the course of the weekend in the two communities. A PDF of the ArtsFest brochure with New Rochelle and Pelham events is with this article.

This year, Pelham Art Center and four nearby venues are participating: the High Brook Studios, Flowerbake, Inspo and the New York Hair Salon. There will be special art activities at each participating venue.

The Pelham Art Center gallery will be open all weekend featuring our current exhibition "Waxing Poetic", curated by Katharine Dufault. The Pelham Art Center courtyard features Sui Park and the site-specific exhibition “Floating."

Here is the special Weekend Event Schedule (all events are free):

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th Gallery Open: 10 am – 8 pm 6-8 pm The Friday Night Gallery Hop at Pelham Art Center with the Eric Katz Trio Craft Brew from Bronx Brewing, a Susan Nathenson Pop-Up sculpture exhibition and book signing

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th Gallery Open: 10 am – 5 pm 1-2 pm, “Waxing Poetic” Artist Talk: Curator Katharine Default and participating artists in Waxing Poetic exhibition will share their work in an informal talk and take questions from the audience. Artists: Cecile Chong, Michael David, Katharine Dufault, Gene Kiegel, Melissa Rubin, and Deborah Winiarski. These artists explore a symbolic language, or aesthetic, using the ancient medium of encaustic paint. The medium consists of beeswax, resin and pigment, applied while molten. 2-3 pm, “Floating Imagery” Artist Talk Discussion with award winning, New York based artist Sui Park in the PAC courtyard about her site-specific solo exhibition of 3 -dimensional flexible organic forms created from mass produced industial materials like monofilament and cable ties. The work consists of five exciting creations that hang, lay and stand in different areas in the courtyard and around the Art Center. 4 pm, Interactive Art Demo with sculptor Bob Clyatt

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st Gallery Open: 12 pm – 4 pm 12 pm-1pm, Family Magic Show: Young magician Eitan Gotian will perform. 1-4 pm, Family Day in Wolfs Lane Park Sculpture show and arts events including: Singer Song Writer Showcase with Allison Leah, Monica Uhm, Miles East and Bruce Carroll and Lily Ellinghaus. There will be magic with Eitan Gotian, and in partnership with the Love Yourself Project; free face painting, origami, and art workshops. Michael Mut will be hair sculpting any willing participant on a royal throne

In the case of rain, all special Pelham activities will be indoors at the Pelham Art Center.

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Artist Sui Park and her Art Center courtyard exhibition "Floating."

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