Art Gallery



Leave Your Swords at the Door

Oct. 6 – Nov. 24
Special Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

This exhibit is a collection of works by female Muslim and Jewish artists focusing on Jewish and/or Muslim identity and forming bonds with the “other,” curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi and cosponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. This provocative exhibition was inspired by Monica Raymond’s poem “In Cana” and will feature contemporary works by artists from the tri-state area.
The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is the first national network of Muslim and Jewish women committed to living in harmony and limiting acts of anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. There are currently four chapters in Westchester County – each turning strangers into friends.  
A Special Reception will be held on November 2, 2017 5:30 to 7:30 as part of November’s First Thursday Gallery Hop. Special cultural foods will be served and performances by Cantor Ellen Dreskin and spoken word artist Saba Ghazi Ameen.


The library is pleased to be a part of First Thursday Gallery Hop in Yonkers.
To view a map of participating locations, click here.


The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.  

The Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers has long been the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee. 

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to:

Application packages may be addressed to: 
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.

Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.


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