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Dec
2
Sat
ART IN DECEMBER – The Reilly League of Artists @ Larchmont Public Library Tickets
Dec 2 – Dec 29 all-day
ART IN DECEMBER - The Reilly League of Artists @ Larchmont Public Library |  |  |

The Larchmont Public Library’s Oresman Gallery presents “ART IN DECEMBER”, a new exhibit of paintings by the Artists of The Reilly League. The exhibit will open in the Oresman Gallery on Saturday, December 2, and will remain on display through Thursday, December 29. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.

The artists will host a reception on Saturday, December 7, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The reception is also free and everyone is welcome.

Holiday Express Train Show @ Fairfield Museum and History Center Tickets
Dec 2 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
Holiday Express Train Show @ Fairfield Museum and History Center |  |  |

December 2 – January 7, 2018
A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition. Model trains wind around an enchanting display full of holiday spirit and elaborate scenery! This year features even more tracks and set-ups where the trains can zip around and weave their magical spell. Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of the train show. Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm; Fridays, 10am – 7pm; Weekends, 10am – 4pm; and Vacation Week 10/26 – 29, 2017, 10am – 4pm. Sponsored by Hatfield Insurance Company, People’s United Bank and Roland & Co.
For more information and programs, please check our website http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/holiday-express-train-show/

December Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT @ Geary Gallery Tickets
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm
December Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT @ Geary Gallery |  |  |

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “On Light and Florals,” featuring the still-life florals of New York painter, Murray Smith. His exhibit runs December 1 – 23. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

Records, CDs and DVDs Sale Beginning December 2 at the Friends’ Book Store @ Friends' Book Store Tickets
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm
Records, CDs and DVDs Sale Beginning December 2 at the Friends' Book Store @ Friends' Book Store |  |  |

Records, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books and Games plus a selection of Holiday-themed books will go on sale December 2 at the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s Book Store at 141 Boardman Rd., Poughkeepsie. The sale will continue through and including December 30.

Records, CDs and Games will be 40 cents per item; DVDs and Audio Books will be $1 each. Holiday-Themed books will be 50 cents each.
All other of the more than 20,000 books on the store’s shelves, in a wide variety of categories, including biographies, cookbooks, religion and fine arts will be available at the regular prices of $2 or less. A selection of special books that are individually priced are also available.

Friends’ volunteers replenish the book shelves continually from the large inventory of presorted quality books that are donated by the community members and housed in the Friends’ warehouse, so the shelves are always full.

The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District is an all-volunteer organization that supports the district’s programs and services.

The Book Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Book Store is located at the Boardman Road Branch Library (entrance behind the Library on the south side), 141 Boardman Rd., Poughkeepsie. Look for the blue awning.

For more information about the Book Store, call 845-485-3445 x. 3423 or visit www.facebook.com/PoughkeepsieLibraryBookstore.

Dec
4
Mon
Homework Help @ East Fishkill Community Library Tickets
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Homework Help @ East Fishkill Community Library |  |  |

ring by your homework, study guides, spelling lists and projects and our volunteers (all from John Jay High School’s Math Honor Society) will help you complete assignments, study, and master the school year! Any child in grades K – 6 from any local school welcomed. Just drop in any Monday Wappingers Schools are open!

Dec
5
Tue
Exhibition. American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and ’70s @ Bruce Museum Tickets
Dec 5 2017 @ 10:00 am – Mar 4 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition. American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and ’70s @ Bruce Museum |  |  |

American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and ’70s at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, through March 4, 2018.

The early 1960s marked a significant turning point in American printmaking: the rise of communal studios provided new avenues for creative and technical exchanges between artists.
Many of the artists included in the Bruce Museum’s upcoming exhibition, American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and ’70s, which opens on December 2, 2017 and continues through March 1, 2018, pushed the printmaking media in new and exciting directions. From vibrant biomorphic forms and primitive marks to lively calligraphic gestures and bold color-field patterning, the works in American Abstraction highlight the evolution of abstract art in printmaking during two exciting decades.
These new-style printmakers began to take on some of the responsibilities of publishers and dealers, helping to streamline the production and distribution of artists’ prints. Artists formerly rooted in the solitary studio practices of Abstract Expressionist painting began to collaborate regularly with master printmakers. Some, like Robert Motherwell, even established their own workshops. In California, the emergence of collaborative presses helped to rescue lithography from virtual extinction—which in turn made abstract prints readily available to American collectors.
The American Abstraction exhibition features 23 works by 13 artists. Most are drawn from the splendid gift of Judith and Stephen Wertheimer to the Bruce Museum and include prints produced by Ernest de Soto of The Collectors Press Lithography Workshop and Irwin Hollander of Hollander’s Workshop.
“Thanks to Steven and Linda Wertheimer’s fantastic gift, the Museum’s print collection is home to some of the twentieth-century’s most influential artists,” says Elizabeth Smith, exhibition curator and 2017-18 Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow.
All of the prints in American Abstraction are from the Museum’s permanent collection, and many are being exhibited at the Bruce for the first time. Also on display is Alexander Calder’s color lithograph Abe Ribicoff (1974), a gift of Barbaralee Diamonstein and Carl Spielvogel; and Louise Nevelson’s Totem’s Presents (1965), an etching and aquatint that is a gift of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Stamford, CT.

“Printmaking is often overshadowed by other mediums that artists were working in during 1960s and ’70s,” says Smith. “Art critics and historians of the time debated action painting or minimalist sculpture, but printmaking was seldom discussed in academic circles. I wanted to demonstrate that it was just as important in the development of abstract art through the post-war era and beyond.”
Presented in the Museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery, this exhibition is underwritten by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund.

The Bruce Museum is located in a park setting just off I-95, exit 3, at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Museum is also a 5-minute walk from the Metro-North Greenwich Station. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and free for members and children less than five years. Individual admission is free on Tuesday. Free on-site parking is available and the Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376 or visit the website at brucemuseum.org.

Image:
Stanley William Hayter (English, 1901 – 1988) Eros, 1970. Colored etching.
Printed by The Collectors Press Lithography Workshop, San Francisco.
Gift of Judith and Stephen Wertheimer, Bruce Museum Collection 2011.11.05.

Play and Learn @ East Fishkill Community Library Tickets
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – Dec 19 @ 11:30 am
Play and Learn @ East Fishkill Community Library |  |  |

All children are welcome- no registration needed! We pull out our our blocks, manipulatives, puppets, and imaginary play items so your children can do their jobs: PLAY! Play is crucial to learning, and this new activity-based time will allow children to explore social, language, problem-solving, mathematical, and spatial literacies. A staff member will be present to foster and facilitate exploration.

On Tuesdays: December 5, December 12, December 19.

Dec
6
Wed
Meditation and Aromatherapy Wednesdays @ The Field Library Tickets
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
Meditation and Aromatherapy Wednesdays @ The Field Library  |  |  |

De-stress for the holidays! In this four-part workshop, aromatherapist, master herbalist, and personal trainer Barbara DeMartini Smith will teach the basics of essential oils and group meditation techniques. Session I will concentrate on making and using your own essential oils, and sessions II, III, and IV will feature mediation and aromatherapy. Wednesday nights in December from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. All supplies included. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the desk at 914-737-0010 to register. The Field Library // 4 Nelson Avenue // Peekskill, NY, 10566

Dec
7
Thu
Handmade Holiday Gifts by Local Artist @ Etsy Tickets
Dec 7 – Dec 22 all-day
Handmade Holiday Gifts by Local Artist @ Etsy |  |  |

This year consider supporting local ossining artist Lindsey Francis and getting unique handmade gifts for your family and friends!

Lindsey’s holiday ornaments are back for the 2017 season starting at $8! You can either check out her shop on her website or visit and follow her on Etsy directly by searching for her shop, More Than Muddy!

Lindsey is also taking orders for custom watercolor portraits! Send her a photo and she will turn your special images into watercolor portraits! Created on acid free paper with high quality gouache these portraits will last for years without color fade. Costs will vary dependent on size of portrait desired. Visit her website or send her an email for more information!

All custom holiday orders must be placed by December 12 to receive them in time for Christmas.

Dec
8
Fri
Visit with Santa and His Friends @ Stepping Stones Museum for Children Tickets
Dec 8 – Dec 24 all-day
Visit with Santa and His Friends @ Stepping Stones Museum for Children |  |  |

Meet Santa & his friends Frosty the Snowman, Penguin and Reindeer in a place just for kids of all abilities that is fun, safe and accessible. Children can play, make festive crafts, and engage in special activities to make it an enjoyable time for the entire family.Bring your camera to take FREE treasured photos of your smiling child with Santa on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from now through Dec. 17, and then each day from Tues. Dec. 19 to Sun. Dec. 24 from 11:15am – 12:15pm . Regular museum admission applies and can be put toward the purchase of a membership – a perfect gift for the holidays!