The Mural is Complete!

 Watch a video documenting the creation of the Mural HERE. Stop by our campus to see the completed work of art featuring a colorful representation of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”! See the all our Facebook posts about the mural with the hashtag #mcwmural.

Community Celebrates Music Themed Mural at Conservatory Block Party

Katonah Museum of Art Curator of Education and “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest judge Margaret Adasko, former Executive Director of Pelham Art Center and “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest judge Lynn Honeysett, Associate Director of Programs at ArtsWestchester Sue Abbott, student artist Mya Madison Davis of Pelham, student artist Ciara Sergi of White Plains, student artist Emma Farley of New Rochelle, professional mural artist Jonathan Villoch, New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, and Mayor of White Plains Thomas Roach showcase the vibrant, final collaborative mural design at the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Mural Unveiling Party on Sunday, September 30.

Sunday, September 30th was a beautiful, sunny day for music and art! The Conservatory invited the entire Westchester County community to a Mural Unveiling Party with live music performances by talented faculty and students, food trucks, and fun family activities to celebrate the painting of a music-themed mural bringing some vibrant color to its building. See Photos from the Event!

Thank you to all our contest participants, contest judges, National Endowment for the Arts, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, NYS Assemblywoman Amy R. Paulin, Mural Artist Jonathan Villoch, TDBank, MCW Board Members, MCW Volunteers, Staff & Faculty, the City of White Plains, Mural Painter NYC, Thomson's Art Supply Inc., Faust Harrison Pianos, Face Painting New York, and all those who came out on Sunday to support us!

Read the full post Press Release here.

Mural Unveiling Party

The Music Conservatory of Westchester invites the entire Westchester County community for a Free Outdoor Mural Unveiling Party on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1pm-4pm on the Conservatory’s campus at 216 Central Avenue in White Plains! The community music school is celebrating the unveiling of the full-scale painted mural designed by local Westchester County students in collaboration with professional mural artist Jonathan Villoch as part of the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest. This will be a family-friendly afternoon event with food trucks, live music, face-painting, outdoor activities, and more!

Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Rain Date: Oct 7th, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free Admission
Location: Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Ave, White Plains

The mural will be unveiled to the community at 2pm with community leaders in attendance and the support of local sponsors Faust Harrison Pianos and Thomson’s Art Supply. Cuisine from a variety of local mobile food vendors as well as live music performed by Conservatory students and faculty, outdoor games and fun activities will entertain attendees of all ages throughout the party.

Read the full Press Release here. Download and share our Flyer and keep up to date with our Facebook Event!

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is proud to announce that BOTH Mya Madison Davis, 9th grader at Pelham Memorial High School, and Ciara Sergi, 9th grader at White Plains High School, are winners of the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest!

In a tie, based on scores from all eight members of the adjudication panel, both Mya Madison Davis and Ciara Sergi were chosen as winners of the contest. They will collaborate with professional mural artist, Jonathan Villoch, to adapt their winning designs as a large-scale mural representing the theme of “Multi-Cultural Music.” Runners-up in the contest, Emma Farley of New Rochelle, 7th grader at Albert Leonard Middle School and Lucy Schwartzreich, of Chappaqua, 11th grader at Horace Greely High School will attend a mural art workshop over the summer with all four finalists. A new mural will be developed based on the winners’ designs under Jonathan Villoch’s guidance.

Read the full Press Release here.
View our Photo Album of all the amazing contest entries!

"Rainbow Rhapsody" by Mya Madison Davis, Pelham Memorial High School

"Musical Pangea" by Ciara Sergi, White Plains High School

Finalists in the contest are (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Mya Madison Davis, of Pelham, grade 9, Pelham Memorial High School
  • Emma Farley, of New Rochelle, grade 7, Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Lucy Schwartzreich, of Chappaqua, grade 11, Horace Greeley High School
  • Ciara Sergi, of White Plains, grade 9, White Plains High School
Submissions for the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, were judged in two rounds by eight panelists with art expertise as well as Westchester County community leaders:

  • Margaret Adasko, Curator of Education, Katonah Museum of Art
  • Samantha De Tillio, Assistant Curator, Museum of Arts and Design
  • Michael Dweck, Treasurer and Board Trustee, Museum of Arts and Design
  • Jimmy Fink, Radio Personality and Producer at 107.1 The Peak
  • Lynn Honeysett, Former Executive Director of the Pelham Art Center
  • Kimberlyn V. McKoy, Gallery Associate, ArtsWestchester
  • Amy R. Paulin, Assemblymember for the 88th District

About the Artist

Jonathan Villoch is a Cuban-American mural artist. His earliest influences were the colors, shapes and textures his Cuban grandmother used to create patterns for dresses in Miami. Mr. Villoch earned a B.A. in Studio Art and a M.S. in Education from Lehman College. He has created acclaimed wall murals and art installations around the United States. In addition, his work has been exhibited at the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Frederico Seve Gallery, and Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City; with Primary Flight in Miami; as well as Aisle One Gallery in St. Louis. He is an art teacher in New York City public schools, working with low- income youth. He has curated an art exhibition with Variety the Children’s Charity featuring the work of homeless teens; he worked on a large mural with children on the autism spectrum; and recently judged student work in a borough-wide competition organized by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects.

Photos: (top) Pre-K Painting Demonstration,
(bottom) "Line, Shape, Color, Form" by Jonathan Villoch


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