You gotta have art

It’s as if artists were just waiting for that first burst of spring to shed their coats – and shed light on their works.

This from artist/WAG reader Ted Berkowitz: “Timing is everything. I read your April issue on Mariano Aguerre, Pete Brant and Greenwich Polo…impressive.

“If you’re in the neighborhood this Sunday (April) 26th, at 11 a.m., you are cordially invited to the reception, and exhibition of, ‘Polo at Conyers Farm.’

“Experience the aesthetics of rhythm, balance, harmony and interaction of the two teams – White Birch and Airstream, man and beast – as they are channeled from polo ground to canvas.

“ ‘Polo at Conyers Farm,’ will be at Les Beaux Arts at Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich until May 14.”

Sounds like just the thing to whet the appetite for the Greenwich Polo Club season, which begins June 7.

But that’s not all. This weekend brings us two open studios on opposite sides of Westchester County. The 22nd annual RiverArts Studio Tour (11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25 and 26) features 70 artists in Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson. For more, click on to

Meanwhile, Port Chester Open Studios start an hour later and also end at 5. The participating galleries are Miranda Arts Project Space and It’s All About Things

The participating artists are Christine Aaron, Jon DeMartin, Hilda Green Demsky, Doris Erdman, Lou Hicks, Chris Kaczmarek, Kit Kittle, Cate M. Leach, Mary Louise Long, Luis Maldonado, Michael Manning, Sandra K. Meagher, Holly Meeker Rom, Patricia Miranda, Gail Resen, Vivien Romoff, Marion Schneider, Tova Snyder, Michael Torlen, Mitchell Visoky, Teresa Waterman, and David Wohl.
Maps are available at the event at the entrances at 168 Irving Ave. and 6 North Pearl St. 

Contact for more info.

And along with two open studios tours there are two lightscape shows. Historic Hudson Valley’s “Lightscapes” takes place at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson – home of its fall hit “The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze” every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening throughout May. Timed tickets are available at (For more, check out Danielle Renda’s story in WAG’s May “Passion Flowers” issue.)

For the 50th anniversary of Wave Hill, visitors will be able to enjoy the Bronx-based eco-cultural center at a time of day and during a season when it’s usually closed to the public. That includes “The Lightening: A Project For Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden” by artist Chris Doyle. Wander through Glyndor Gallery and find food for body and soul in The Shop and The Café, including informal piano performances in the Mark Twain Room of Wave Hill House. The sets will range from classical and jazz to show tunes and works composed by guest pianists.

“Night Lights” runs April 24 through May 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25; $20 for members and $12 for children ages 1 through 12.

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