The Katonah Museum of Art will participate in ArtsWestchester’s Free Arts Day on Sunday, December 4. The Museum will be open to the public free of charge and will feature live music by tenor saxophonist Leo Johnson throughout the day. For more information about the Museum, visit www.katonahmuseum.org.
Visitors to the Museum on December 4th will enjoy New York, New York! The 20th Century in the main galleries. The exhibition captures the essence of New York City through over 50 works from the collection of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL. Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art, a collection of original illustrations from over 35 picture books, is also on view in the Project Gallery and Learning Center.
Tenor saxophonist Leo Johnson has performed throughout the world and recorded with various groups and soloists including the Jack McDuff Quintet and the Rhoda Scotts Trio. He recently released his latest CD, "Message to Mankind." Besides maintaining an active performance schedule Johnson frequently teaches music and lectures at Rutgers University, Essex County College and Newark School of the Arts.
Visitors on December 4th may also enjoy farm-to-truck soups, stews, salads, savories and beverages for sale from the food truck owned and operated by Ladle of Love in Mt Kisco. The “Love on the Run” food truck, which will be parked in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden for the day, is custom-designed and fully electric --the only one of its kind in the country. Ladle of Love and Cafe of Love in Mt. Kisco have paved the way for the farm-to-table movement in Northern Westchester, and the Katonah Museum of Art is excited to offer special food, music and art to its Free Arts Day guests.
ArtsWestchester Free Arts Day 2011 is sponsored by Chase Banks and Main Street Connect. Leo Johnson’s performance is sponsored in part by the Eastchester Arts Council.
About ArtsWestchester’s Free Arts Day
Free Arts Day is a Westchester holiday season tradition. Each year in early December, arts lovers of all ages are welcomed at cultural sites throughout the county as arts organizations offer free admissions to their museums, arts centers and historical sites while hosting music, dance and storytelling performances as well as workshops for every taste. For more information about Free Arts Day, visit www.artswestchester.org.