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Photos : “Rescue Me” Closing Reception


transFORM Gallery, and our event sponsor, Westchester Magazine, thank everyone who attended the closing reception of “Rescue Me” on Saturday, October 1st. You all helped make a chilly, damp day bright and cheery.

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We especially appreciate the artists, experts and volunteers who joined us along with the Humane Society of Westchester and Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue.

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In addition to the delicious food provided by Eastchester Fish Market, there was plenty of entertainment throughout the day. Beverly Royal (HSW Events Coordinator) and Melanie Pre (HSW Staffer) invited alumni and ambassador pups Lexi, Monty and Milo, as well as cuddly kittens, Keira and Tuxedo Buttercup.

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Also in attendance was Dewey, the three year old Abyssinian guinea pig.

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Volunteers Erica, Adrienne, Lyde and Nancy stood close by to provide detailed information on adopting/ fostering pets.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician Jennifer Angell – Greene, offered expert advice on how to select and train your pets. Jennifer grew up in upstate NY where she raised show horses, rabbits, and sheep. She received an AAS from SUNY Delhi and attended Mercy College for pre Veterinary medicine. Jennifer has spent ten years in private vet hospitals including the Animal Medical Center and three years as a technician and hospital manager at Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

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A special thank you goes out to Deanna Mancuso and Ronnie Mullaly of LOHR for traveling to Westchester County with Carmella – the indoor therapy pony. As the founder of Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Deanna offers a permanent sanctuary to unwanted, abused or neglected animals, and provides them with a safe haven where they would never again experience the situations that led them to the LOHR in the first place.

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Carmella spent the day exploring transFORM’s showroom while guests mingled and admired the work of our 17 exhibiting artists.

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“Rescue Me” represented both wild and domestic animals, from lions, tigers and bears, to cats, dogs and roosters – created in a variety of mediums. Exhibiting artists included, BF Sheperd, Nicole Molinari, Miriam Schulman, Susanne Reece, Bruce Whiters, Laura Yager, Amelia Jones, Alexander Rutsch, Kathy Rutsch, Jesse Sanchez, Alexa Grace, Anita Lobel, BA D’Alessandro, Pasquale Miele, Lubomir Tomaszewski and Gina Kingsley.

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Suzanne Hockstein, Bronx-based singer-songwriter and mixed media artist, lead children’s drawing and painting classes. Suzanne has over 20 years of artistic experience, working with children from pre-k to 6th grade. She creates a comfortable, open-ended environment where artists can explore the provided materials and medium in their own way.

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In addition to the crafts table, transFORM offered face painting and yummy treats for children of all ages.

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We are very proud to announce that we have now raised over $900 in support of the compassionate care and treatment of animals.

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Thank you everyone for coming together to make this happen. It truly was a (p)awsome event!

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You’re Invited : Closing Reception of “Rescue Me”


transFORM Gallery Presents the Closing Reception of “Rescue Me” : A Juried Exhibition & Fundraiser

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transFORM Gallery announces their event for the Fall season at the transFORM Showroom & Gallery in New Rochelle, sponsored by Westchester Magazine. transFORM Gallery will be hosting a closing reception for their Summer art exhibit, “Rescue Me” on Saturday, October 1st from 3-7 pm at 20 Jones Street. This will be another fundraiser for the Humane Society of Westchester with kittens and dogs as well as a rabbit and indoor therapy pony from Lucky Orphan Horse Rescueyes, the pony wears a diaper! 

  • Closing Reception – 16 artists from across the region & a gal from Idaho!
  • Kittens, Dogs, Rabbit, Therapy Pony & Presentation by Jennifer Angell-Greene
  • Crafts Table, Face Painting, Child & Adult Friendly Treats
  • Wine & Media Sponsor Westchester Magazine + Food from Eastchester Fish Gourmet
  • $10 Minimum Donation for Adults & $5 Minimum Donation for Children (12 & Under)
  • Entry Fees + 10 % of all artwork sales will be donated to the HSW & LOHR

“Rescue Me” featured 16 artists from across the region, plus a gal from Idaho. The animal themed show represented both wild and domestic animals, from lions, tigers and bears, to cats, dogs and roosters – created in a variety of mediums. transFORM Gallery was pleased to welcome the new work of B.F. SheperdNicole Molinari, Miriam Schulman, Susanne Reece, Bruce Withers, Laura Yager and Amelia Jones to their juried exhibition. “Rescue Me” also featured artwork from transFORM Gallery’s standing artists, Alexander Rutsch, Paula Barragan, Jesse Sanchez, Kathy Rutsch, Alexa Grace and Anita Lobel. BA D’AlessandroPasquale Miele and Lubomir Tomaszewski contributed to the sculpture portion of the show, while Gina Kingsley added four fused glass pieces.

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The closing reception will include a therapy pony, dogs, kittens and a rabbit. There will also be a presentation by Licensed Vet Technician, Jennifer Angell-Greene. Jennifer has worked in private vet hospitals for 10 years including the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. She also spent 3 years as a technician and hospital manager at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Jennifer will be providing guests with expert advice on how to select & train their pets.

transFORM Gallery welcomes guests of all ages. If you are a bit weary of animals, don’t stress. The event will also include a crafts table and face painting as well as child and adult friendly treats.

Wine and Media Sponsor, Westchester Magazine + Food from Eastchester Fish Gourmet.

There will be a minimum donation fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 & under. Money generated from the entry fees as well as 10% of all artwork sales will be donated to the Humane Society and Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue.

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 3.52.30 PMAbout the Humane Society Of Westchester: The Humane Society of Westchester, founded in 1911 as the New Rochelle Humane Society, is a non-profit “organization dedicated to creating living environments that are not just shelters, but a transitional homes for stray, lost, abandoned, injured, and abused animals, until they can ultimately be placed in loving permanent homes. Through promotion of successful pet adoption, animal population control, and public education of animal welfare issues, they advanced our beliefs that pet ownership is a lifetime commitment.”

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 3.52.54 PMAbout Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue: Lucky Orphans opened their barn doors in 2008, they have helped many horses, along with some sheep and goats, find a more promising and meaningful future. It is the goal of LOHR to not only save these wonderful animals, rehabilitating them and rebuilding their trust in people, but also to use their stories of struggle, overcoming adversity, building trust, leadership, and teamwork to create an understanding and inspiration in children, young adults, and the community.  Today, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue is dedicated to not only providing a forever home for these magnificent creatures, but also to educating the community and focusing on strengthening the relationship between children and animals to build a more compassionate future.

Please RSVP to rsvp@transformhome.com.

You’re Invited – “Rescue Me” : A Collaborative Event With The Humane Society Of Westchester


transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Summer season, “Rescue Me”, a juried show and fundraiser in collaboration with the Humane Society of Westchester at the transFORM Showroom and Gallery in New Rochelle, NY. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, July 9th, from 3-7pm at 20 Jones Street. The show will be on display from July 9th through September 24, 2016.

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Opening Reception will include work by 15 artists from across the region & a gal from Idaho! 10 % of all artwork sales will be donated to The Humane Society of Westchester. $5 Pony Rides from 4PM – 6PM sponsored by LWS Homecare & SERVPRO, food provided by SACCONE’S Pizzeria of New Rochelle and a DOGS & KITTENS MEET & GREET. $5 – $10 SUGGESTED DONATION FOR ENTRY. 

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 In an effort to raise awareness for the compassionate care and treatment of animals, transFORM Gallery extended an open call to artists for artwork animal themed in nature – both wild and domestic. After receiving dozens of applications, the transFORM Gallery committee carefully made their selections for the upcoming show…

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 12.22.01 PMtransFORM Gallery is excited to welcome the work of Forrest (B.F.) Sheperd, Nicole Molinari, Miriam Schulman, Susanne Reece, Bruce Withers, Laura Yager and Amelia Jones to their juried exhibition.

Additionally, “Rescue Me” will feature artwork from transFORM Gallery’s standing artists, Alexander Rutsch, Gina Kingsley, Paula Barragan, Jesse Sanchez, Pasquale Miele, Lubomir Tomaszewski, B.A. D’Alessandro, Kathy Rutsch, and Alexa Grace.

 

Please RSVP to info@transformgallery.com. 
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About the Humane Society Of Westchester:

The Humane Society of Westchester, founded in 1911 as the New Rochelle Humane Society, is a non-profit “organization dedicated to creating living environments that are not just shelters, but a transitional homes for stray, lost, abandoned, injured, and abused animals, until they can ultimately be placed in loving permanent homes. Through promotion of successful pet adoption, animal population control, and public education of animal welfare issues, they advanced our beliefs that pet ownership is a lifetime commitment.”

 

transFORM Gallery Hosts The New Rochelle Arts Collective Meetup


Last Monday, transFORM Gallery happily hosted the third meet up for the New Rochelle Arts Collective.

This young group added some excitement to our Monday by organizing a “Pillow Panel Talk”. Guests were encouraged to bring their own seating for a causal yet engaging conversation.

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The panel consisted of Maya Menon – manager at Backstreet Gallery and MAC board member, John Reverol – Owner of R. Patisserie Cafe and Tea Boutique, Theresa Leghorn – President of the New Rochelle Council of the Arts and our very own Kara O’Neill – transFORM’s Art Gallery Director.

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Kathy Rutsch started the night by speaking about her late husband Alexander Rutsch who is currently showing at transFORM Gallery. Kathy graciously donated 9 Alexander Rutsch coffee table books, which were raffled off during the meet up.

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The panel discussed the role of the arts in building social and cultural capital. The audience participated by adding creative ideas and thoughts on the topic, as well as discussing cultural events in New Rochelle.

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After a clip from Chris Gethard’s YouTube video, Gristmill Distilleries of the Adirondacks, generously offered samples of their organic and locally sourced corn whiskey. Guests mixed their spirits with fresh lemonade while enjoying light refreshments – a perfect combination on a hot summer night.

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Thank you to the NRAC and everyone for making this such a well attended event. It was truly a great night filled with interesting conversation, compelling thoughts and creative people.

Check out more photos from the meet up :

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A Retrospective of Alexander Rutsch Opening Reception


transFORM Gallery broke all art opening night attendance and sales records during our Saturday, June 13th, Alexander Rutsch Retrospective reception. Understandably, this was a result of Alexander’s international notoriety and local influence as an artist.

transFORM Art Gallery Director, Kara O’Neill and Alexander’s daughter Alexi Brock, lead the presentation reminiscing about her father’s early background and his time spent in France where he collaborated with his contemporaries, Picasso and Dali.  These collaborations are strongly seen in several paintings throughout our gallery.

This show is a great opportunity to view museum quality work as evidenced by the mixed media portrait of Dali created during a sitting at the St. Regis, New York in 1969. Rutsch’s work is collected worldwide and we are thrilled to make it available to the local audience.

An artist in her own right, Alexander’s wife, Kathy Rutsch, also contributed ceramic arts and paintings to this show.

We think, with Alexander’s musical background, he would have appreciated musicians Eric Katz and Charlie Rhyner, for setting the mood and providing jazz entertainment throughout the night.

This unique show runs through August 30, 2015.

For more information contact Kara O’Neill – koneill@transformhome.com | 914-500-0982

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Kathy Rutsch


Pink Bowl

Pink Bowl

Ceramic
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lg“Having been a painter for most of my life- I came to ceramics rather recently. Once I started, I was hooked! I do not use potters wheel, but hand build. I am inspired by nature and like to incorporate it in my work.”

After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, NYC Kathy married the well-known painter and sculptor Alexander Rutsch in 1968.

In honor of her late husband Kathy established the bi-annual Alexander Rutsch Award Exhibition competition for visual artists.  This program continues his belief that art transcends all of our humanity. She has also been an active member of the gallery board at the Pelham Art Center for 18 years.