The Mamaroneck Artists
Guild newest exhibition, “Aspects: Two Visions in Black and White”, features
the work of two outstanding photographers. Rita Baunok’s “Gypsy Row” series and
Ruth Raskin’s “Road Trip: New Mexico” will be on
exhibit beginning Tuesday,
April 1, 2014, and continue through Saturday, April 26, 2014.
The majority of the Romungros, the Hungarian Gypsies, still live
segregated on the “Gypsy Row”, located in Olcsvaapati in the county of Szabolcs
Szatmar Bereg, Hungary. There are
12 million Roma people scattered around the world. Hungary is at the
fourth place after Romania, Bulgaria and Spain in terms of
estimated figures for the number of Gypsies resident in 38 European countries.
The Gypsy population forms the largest ethnic minority numbering between
400,000 and 600,000. Rita Baunok’s black and white photos provide the viewer
with a glimpse into the world of this fascinating population.
Thirteen rolls of black and white film, fourteen
days and more than 1,500 miles of images capture Ruth Raskin’s vision of what
she refers to as “the land of enchantment” in her exhibition “Road Trip: New Mexico”.
Meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Established in 1953 by seven local artists, the Mamaroneck Artists Guild
is the oldest artist cooperative maintaining its own gallery in Westchester County.
Viewing hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday
from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday
from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission
is free and open to the public.