Based in the Arts Exchange building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains NY, ArtsWestchester (AW) is Westchester County’s largest, private, not-for-profit service organization whose mission is to ensure the availability and accessibility of the arts for the entire county. I’ve interned there twice, once in the spring of 2012 as a senior participating in my high school’s fourth quarter internship program, and once in the summer of 2013 as a rising college sophomore looking to gain some work experience. My responsibilities ranged from website management to fact checking upcoming AW events, but I was also able to write some articles for the organization’s monthly newspaper. In addition, I wrote an article on the Ossining Bicentennial Sculpture exhibit that was published in the Westchester Business Journal and on the blog of ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam. Below are some samples of my writing from my time at AW.
To find out more about AW, visit their website at artswestchester.org.
“Ossining 3D” Bicentennial Sculpture Exhibit – In the summer of 2013, the Village of Ossining celebrated its bicentennial with an ambitious sculpture exhibit that wound its way along the village streets and embedded itself among the town’s historic architecture. This was a major phenomenon for Westchester County’s art scene, so AW needed someone to cover the event. CEO Janet Langsam assigned me the story, so I spent a Saturday afternoon touring the exhibit and wrote up the article, which was eventually published both in the Westchester Business Journal as part of a larger feature on the county’s art scene, seen below, and in Ms. Langsam’s blog.
This is the opening page of the feature, which is titled “Placemaking: Re-Envisioning White Plains Exhibition Begins a Conversation”:
This is my piece:
Affiliate Spotlights – ArtsWestchester strives to promote arts-related events throughout the county, a goal made possible through the cooperation of a number of affiliate organizations that include cultural centers, performance venues, historic sites, municipalities etc. During my Spring 2012 internship, I wrote a series of pieces spotlighting some of AW’s many affiliates, a couple of which can be seen below.