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Season of Justice 2022

Season of Justice 2022

Bethany Arts Community is proud to announce our 2022 Season of Justice. 

Since Bethany’s founding, our belief that engaging with the arts expands our perceptions and broadens our perspectives on the world has been central to our mission. This idea was important in 2015 when Bethany was in formation. It is an urgent calling today, at a time when our society is increasingly polarized and the pandemic and economic hardships are fueling fear and anxiety.

During the 2022 season, we curate a series of programs that endeavor to deepen our understanding of some of today’s most pressing societal issues, including the American justice system, the criminalization of otherness – color, ethnicity, religion … – and explore themes of isolation, healing, and hope.

By engaging artists working in different media who have personal and lived experience, or who collaborate closely with those who do, the 2022 Season of Justice will be both deeply personal and accessible. 

The Season of Justice will showcase the power of artistic work and the creative process to deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other, promote healing, and reimagine our world.

Stay Tuned for more about this year’s programs. Mark your calendars now, and register, for programs beginning in January and February!

“Art changes people and people change the world.”  – John Butler

2022 Season of Justice Highlights beginning with January and February include:

This Far and No Further

THIS FAR AND NO FURTHER

An exhibition of powerful photographs by William Abranowicz of the ordinary places that shaped the civil rights movement.

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibit Open: January 7 – 29
Artist Talk: January 12, 7:00pm

Learn more: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/abranowicz/

Got My Wings

GOT MY WINGS

A dance triptych exploring the metaphor of light, freedom, and hope, inspired by the question “Where do we find our freedom?” posed by Jarvis Jay Masters, a Buddhist practitioner incarcerated and on death row in San Quentin, CA. Original score by Dan Blake and Choreography by Todd Hall and James Jandrok.

Performance and Talk: January 22, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn more: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/got-my-wings/

Ossining Black History & Culture:  RESILENCE. DEDICATION. EXCELLENCE

An ode to the African American community and its contributions.

Opening Reception: February 4, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibit: February 4 – March 12

Learn more: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/bhm-2022/

LADIES OF HIP HOP

Intergenerational Transfer in collaboration with Works & Process at the Guggenheim. 

As the Ladies of Hip-Hop look beyond the traditional lens of exposure for Black bodies in dance, which has overwhelmingly focused on Eurocentric dance aesthetics including modern, contemporary, and ballet, together again Works & Process and Bethany Arts Community will provide a LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency in March, 2022, with an in-process showing for the local community.

Events at Bethany:

  • March 19th at 8pm – Ladies of Hip Hop – Public Show and Tell, open to the public. Registration required. Capacity- 25 (Covid permitting additional seats may be added). This will be followed by a premiere in theater at The Guggenheim on March 27th.
  • Ladies of Hip Hop – Show and tell for students from Ossining’s AMD

Events at the Works & Process at the Guggenheim in New York City:

  • March 27th – World premiere

Tickets here: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/ladies-of-hip-hop-2022

Learn more: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process

Calling All Artists

Open call for art for BAC’s IMPACT 2022: Art that Bears Witness an exhibition on view May 20 – June 30. All submissions due by January 31, 2022

Learn more: https://bethanyarts.submittable.com/submit/210195/impact-2022-art-that-bears-witness

Stay Tuned!

Contact us at: info@bethanyarts.org

National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
The New York State Council on the Arts
The New York State Council on the Arts
Arts Westchester New York

COVID-19 Safety Statement

Updated: January 3, 2022

As a community organization, we are committed to doing our part to help protect everyone. Here’s how we are continuing to manage your safety and ours at Bethany Arts Community.

Vaccination Required for Entry


General Entry: All visitors 12yrs and older must show proof of full vaccination PLUS a valid photo identification card. Visitors under 12 may enter if accompanied by an adult who can show proof of full vaccination and a valid photo identification card.

Entry for Events, Classes and Workshops: some of events, classes and workshops are open ONLY to those individuals who are fully vaccinated. Please check registration for details.

Masks Required
All visitors older than two years old and irrespective of vaccination status, must wear snugly fitted face masks at all times while indoors.

Gallery Hours:

M-F: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: varies, see exhibits and events for details.
Late Wednesday Hours: varies, see exhibits and events for details.
Exhibit hours may vary by show. View events calendar for upcoming exhibits to learn more.

Advanced Appointment

  • Not required.
  • While not required, appointments may be made by emailing us at info@bethanyarts.org or by calling: (914) 944-4278. If we do not answer, please leave a message with your phone number and the day and time you would like to visit. We will return your call and confirm your visit or work with you to find a new time.
  • BAC retains the right to limit capacity following NYS and CDC guidelines, and in our own discretion for the safety of visitors and staff.

Be Prepared

  • Face masks are required inside for all visitors, whether vaccinated or not, older than two years old.
  • All staff members, BAC studio artists, and residency artists are required to wear face masks in the hallways and galleries that are open to the public.
  • Groups are limited to ten people. If you have a larger group, please call us and we can help you make special arrangements.
  • If you are feeling ill or know or believe you may have been exposed to COVID, we ask that you please wait to visit BAC at a later date.
  • Keep up to date by following us on our website: bethanyarts.org

During Your Visit

  • Hand sanitizer is available upon entry.
  • Visitors are asked to sign-in.
  • Face masks are to be worn at all times and visitors who are not fully vaccinated are to observe social distancing which at this time means at least 6 feet from staff and visitors not in your family/arrival party.

What we are doing to keep our visitors and staff safe

  • Making hand sanitizing stations and wipes available.
  • Requiring daily staff and resident artist health checks.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all open spaces
  • Increased monitoring of employee and community health
  • Ensuring that staff members follow all recommended safety precautions

Recommended Practices to Reduce the Spread

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Follow cough and sneeze hygiene.
  • Social distance and wear a mask when in public.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Stay abreast of CDC, NY State and Westchester Department of Health guidelines. [CDC.gov, coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home, health.westchestergov.com

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