GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Katonah Art Center (KAC) will begin a new chapter this winter with a move to the Goldens Bridge Community House at 65 Old Bedford Road in Goldens Bridge, about five minutes from KAC’s current location (same road as the Goldens Bridge Train Station).
The Goldens Bridge Community House was built in 1912 as a schoolhouse for children and has since been home to the Westchester Exceptional Children’s School, the original home for Northern Westchester Center for the Arts (NWCA), and until recently, Lewisboro Parks and Recreation for the past couple of years.
The building has been vacant and is now undergoing extensive renovation in preparation for KAC. The center’s founder Loren Anderson is thrilled with the relocation: “as soon as you enter the building, you feel how special the space is. The upstairs ceilings are extremely high, most of the woodwork is original, and the windows are over ten feet tall - perfect for our gallery and art studios!”
Significantly larger than the Katonah Art Center’s current home, the new building allows for better parking, two large fine art studios, a pottery studio (triple the size of the current one), a spacious children’s art studio and party space, a specialty studio with dedicated space for metal-smithing, printmaking and fused glass, and a bigger computer lab, which will house the center's Apple iMac computers and two Makerbot 3D printers.
The Grand Opening Celebration and Faculty Exhibit will be held in the new building’s Anderson Chase Gallery on Saturday, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (snow date on Sunday). The Faculty Exhibit will feature paintings, pottery, drawings and sculptures by KAC’s extensive faculty.
There will also be live music, refreshments and tours of the new studios. The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information, please call the Katonah Art Center at (914)-232-4843, email to email@example.com or log onto their website at www.katonahartcenter.com.
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