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May 2018

What’s Happening at the Larchmont Public Library

An Afternoon of Jazz in Larchmont

On Sunday, May 20 at 4:00pm,  The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library present an afternoon of jazz at the library featuring saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe, and bassist, Martin Nevin. The concert is free and everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm.


Originally from Tarpon Springs, Florida, LoRe frequents some of New York City’s most revered jazz venues, including Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, and The Iridium Jazz Club. He has performed alongside the likes of Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Jim McNeely, and John Riley, among others. Internationally, he has performed throughout the Netherlands, Israel, Australia, and Canada. LoRe holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory and a master’s degree from New York’s Manhattan School of Music. He currently lives, performs, and teaches throughout the New York City area, including teaching at the Larchmont Music Academy.


Martin Nevin grew up in Los Angeles and started playing electric bass and guitar when he was 12 years old. After hearing his first Thelonious Monk record, he became deeply interested in jazz and picked up the upright bass. Martin received his Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance on full scholarship from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied bass with Jay Anderson and David Grossman, piano with Inesa Sinkevych, and composition with Michael Patterson. Since then he has performed and/or recorded with notable artists such as Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Logan Richardson, and Aaron Parks, and in venues such as The Jazz Gallery, The 55 bar, the Deer Head Inn, and Kuumbwa Jazz Center. His talent has been recognized by the Downbeat Student Music Awards, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and Disney Spotlight Awards among others. Martin, a passionate educator, has taught at programs including the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Martin currently resides in New York City where he continues to compose, teach, perform and record. He also teaches at the Larchmont Music Academy.


The jazz program is expected to include the following works: These Foolish Things (Maschwitz/Strachey); Pannonica (Thelonius Monk); All or Nothing at All (Altman/Lawrence);. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael); Budo (Bud Powell); Isfahan (Billy Strayhorn); and Conception (George Shearing).


46th Annual Seniors Art Exhibit

The Larchmont Public Library presents the 46th anniversary exhibit of artworks by art students at the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Senior Center. The exhibit will be on display in the Oresman Gallery in the Larchmont Public Library from May 2 through May 30. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours. Additionally, there will be a reception in the Gallery honoring the artists on Saturday, May 5, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome.


The exhibit, featuring the works of seniors attending the art class led by artist and instructor Patricia Sutherland, will include artworks from every medium including oils, watercolor, acrylic, pastels and graphic pencil. This year’s exhibit will feature works by twenty-two artists from the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Communities. Patricia Miner-Sutherland has served as the instructor for all 46 years.


This year’s participants (in the accompanying photo) are (back row left to right) Bob Polstein, Terry Price, Bela Shtern, Soledad Sambrano, Mary English, Jeanne Kaneshiro, Barbara Datino, Jack Maggared, Charles Capuano, and Don Levin. (front row left to right) Norma Persiasepe, Barbara Fix, Patricia Miner-Sutherland (instructor), Ann Bilotta, and Linea App. Also participating, but not pictured are, Varha Mehta, Elaine Drohan, Barbara Girardi, Ruchama Schechter, Virginia Janaros, and Alison Stopford.


The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Senior Center offers art instruction throughout the year on Wednesdays. The classes are held at the VFW Post located at 1288 Boston Post Road, in Mamaroneck.


Artist and Instructor, Patricia Minor-Sutherland, has been teaching the art class at the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Senior Center for and unprecendented 46 years. She is a full-time artist and has had her paintings exhibited in the Museum of Colorado, Medici Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, The Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY, the Biennial Invitational Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and many others. She is a founding member of the Reilly League of Artists in White Plains.

Information about the art classes at the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Senior Center is available by contacting the Center at 834-8840, or online at http://www.townofmamaroneck.org/community_services/senior_center.html.


Navigating the Sexual Minefield on College Campuses

On Sunday, May 6, at 4:00pm, join Louise Cohen at the Larchmont Public Library for a conversation about  vital issues as to  what  students can expect to encounter at college, how to recognize actions that may violate college sexual misconduct policies, what the reporting options are, how to respond to allegations, and more.

Louise E. Cohen is a former sex crimes prosecutor with over 20 years of experience in the field of sex crimes and child abuse. She is currently the Director of Special Programs and Title IX Coordinator at Brooklyn Law School and an adjunct law professor at New York Law School.


The college campus has long been a place for sexual exploration. Granted, some students begin their sexual escapades in high school, but it is far more likely that their experimentation begins once they move out of the house and start college. When most people recall memories of high school or college, they fondly reminisce of friends, fun and building a future. Unfortunately, not all high school and college experiences are positive. There is growing concern over sexual assault, which is seemingly becoming more prevalent in high schools and on college campuses. The college campus can become a minefield.


The victim in a sexual assault case may have to work through many legal obstacles when pursuing his or her case on campus.  These victims need help filing a Title IX action on campus while also working with the authorities in the criminal prosecution of the case.  Understanding how to navigate through both systems requires mutual understanding of education and criminal law. The accused in a sexual assault case may face severe legal consequences in addition to public scrutiny, especially in cases involving minors. And while many only consider the actions of legal advocates in a trial setting, their services are also necessary to help the accused navigate the months or even years leading up to a trial, as well as later addressing their future educational needs.


This discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, with refreshments offered at 3:30pm .