Marla Beth Enowitz, artist and founder of Marla Beth Designs, dazzles shoppers at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights with her latest public art exhibit – a collection of 10 mannequins, each painted in a unique and whimsical design, as well as a new large drip mural, “Rainbow Rain”.
Spanning 660 square feet, “Rainbow Rain” is Enowitz’s largest canvas to date. With vibrant colors in cascading organic drops, the mural features words of inspiration and positivity that transform the mall’s otherwise empty barricade.
“The paint drops fall like raindrops – all at different lengths and in a rainbow of colors,” Enowitz explained. “The superimposed inspirational words are there to bring a smile to those who pass by. It’s my take on spring.
Mompreneur of Rye Brook, Enowitz turned her love of painting from hobby to business once the pandemic hit. His creations, described as “happy art”, are often inspired by the imaginative spirit of children.
“‘Rainbow Rain’ is my third public mural in Westchester and Fairfield County in recent months,” she shared. “What was particularly exciting this time around was the addition of the painted mannequins. Each has a slightly different style with its own vibe and personality – some are colorful and carefree, while others have an air of glamour… decked out in black drops and gold glitter.
Mall visitors are encouraged to take a fun selfie next to a mannequin or in front of “Rainbow Rain” and tag @marlabeth_designs and @jeffersonvalley on Instagram. Mannequins are located throughout the mall at the entrance to some stores as well as in common areas. “Rainbow Rain”, located on the lower level at the entrance next to Flame Asian Bistro, will be on display until the end of May.
“We are so grateful to Marla and her eye for color, brightness and love,” said Alexa O’Rourke, General Manager of Jefferson Valley Mall. “His artistry adds so much to our center and his design blends very well with our other art installations across the property. We are thrilled to be a new center for arts and culture in North Westchester!
Enowitz’s new installation follows a ‘Stars for the Stars’ mural she painted for the Palace Theater in Stamford last month as well as a 600 square foot ‘Gumballs’ mural at the Westchester in White Plains . Plans are currently underway for additional public works in the coming months.
“I’m on a mission to spread happiness, joy and a little sparkle too,” Enowitz said. “Especially now, it’s something we can all use.”
Custom pieces from Marla Beth Designs are featured in some of the finest private homes and businesses across the tri-state, including The First Bank of Greenwich and The Spa at The J House. Visit marlabethdesigns.com to shop available offerings or order new work. For the latest news and updates, follow Marla Beth Designs on Instagram (@marlabeth_designs).
About Marla Beth Designs
Founded by artist Marla Beth Enowitz, Marla Beth Designs transforms homes and businesses with her uplifting “happy art.” Enowitz’s signature radiance, captured in organic drops, playful dots and mesmerizing marbled effects, inspires a refreshing message of optimism and positivity. The Westchester County mom-turned-entrepreneur specializes in creating large-scale custom abstract art, working with clients from concept to completion, while also offering a full line of original mini works. For more information, visit marlabethdesigns.com.
About Jefferson Valley Mall
Jefferson Valley Mall is Yorktown Heights’ main shopping destination. Downtown is home to more than 80 national and local retail, dining, and entertainment businesses, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do and things to buy keeps customers engaged and coming back often. Jefferson Valley Mall is open seven days a week; Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (914) 245-4688 or visit jeffersonvalleymall.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/JeffersonValley and follow us on Twitter (@JeffersonValley) and Instagram (@JeffersonValley).