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.
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, 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.
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!
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.
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
“Venus Fly” features new abstract work by three female artists each
working in different media: large-scale paintings, mixed media wood
carvings, and ceramics. Super fresh and super fly! Running from December 14, 2017 through January 24, 2018, the show features the work of Becca Lowry, Lauren Mabry, and Alyse Rosner.
Alyse Rosner’s large-scale acrylic paintings begin with graphite rubbings from nature, then are built up in layers of pattern and color to create what she terms
“a world that spreads out to every edge. I am interested in toxicity and how we are altering the world.” Highly regarded by fellow artists, the Westport resident participated in the Radius program at the Aldrich Museum and is the recipient of two Connecticut State grants. She has shown extensively, most recently at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.
Becca Lowry’s wall-hung wood sculptures are organically shaped carvings, woven and painted in multiple layers to form what the artist describes as “modern interpretations of warrior shields. These pieces are built to protect, each custom-made to safeguard against a particular threat. One will ward off an impending storm, another will scatter demons, a third will hold tight to your heart while you do something ridiculously, recklessly brave. I love that shields operate on both a symbolic and functional level.” Lowry’s work has been shown at VOLTA Art Fair and Governors Island and featured in Artforum. Lowry lives and works in Branford, CT.
Philadelphia-based Lauren Mabry states that her ceramics “capture the ephemeral state of glaze when its in the process of being poured neither a solid
nor a liquid.” Highly colored and based on a classic cylindrical shape, Mabry’s artworks are paintings in circular form. Mabry won the 2014 Emerging Artist Award from the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, received a Pew Fellowship, and has work in several museum collections.
“Exhibiting female artists shouldn’t be considered a political statement in 2017,” states Venus Fly Curator, Tracy McKenna.
“Women make up the majority of MFA students and professional artists, yet continue to be under-represented in commercial galleries and museums. The Flinn Gallery’s all female volunteer committee seeks to redress that balance by featuring three female artists working in different media but
with a shared commitment to material-based abstraction.”
December 14: The show’s opening reception, 6 – 8 pm
December 16, 10 am – 5 pm – Tax Free Day January 5: Art Lounge before the Friends Friday Film from 6 -7:45pm, Flinn Gallery.
January 5: Friday Film Series – Hidden Figures starring Octavia Spencer, P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner at 8pm in the Cole Auditorium.
January 6: Artist Talk on Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 pm. With all three artists: Becca Lowry, Lauren Mabry, and Alyse Rosner
In this exhibition of vintage postcards, holiday literature and caroling music, dating from 1848-1996, you can experience the magical and memorable role holidays play in the lives of all readers, especially children. Highlighted items showcase classic materials from Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Explore books and imagery covering a variety of religious and secular subjects, from Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and “Primrose Day,” including the antics of Eloise and Babar the Elephant. Exhibition runs December 14, 2017 – February 4, 2018 during regular Library hours.
Opening Reception December 14, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres and wine served. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join children’s book author and Fulbright scholar Christine Pakkala for a gallery tour and discussion of the history of children’s holiday literature.
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
Well the cold air has finally arrived and with it The Annual Toys for Tots campaign around our area. We are very pleased to announce that this year The Thomas Paine Cottage Museum is an official drop off location!
Won’t you please consider a donation of an unwrapped new toy for a deserving child in our area? Toys for Tots is a wonderful organization that has been spreading joy and love to countless children since 1947 and we are proud to help this year!
We are accepting donations during business hours (Thurs. Sat. Sun. 10-5pm) starting immediately and running through Dec. 17th. Have a lot to donate or can’t make it when we’re open, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time or pickup location.
Let’s help make this a wonderful holiday season for all our community children & thank you all for your support and donations.
Sinai Free Synagogue is a multi-generational community devoted to lifelong learning.
Sinai Free Synagogue’s diverse creative educational community is having a special Open House on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 as we celebrate Chanukah. Come join us as we spend an hour socializing, eating, and playing dreidel! We welcome new families to take part in this festive event and learn more about our special temple. Children can help make latkes and chocolate lollipops, play dreidel, eat donuts, and create frames for photos we will take during the hour long celebration. Parents and grand-parents in the greater Jewish community are invited to bring their children for this fun festival of lights celebration.
For more information, please contact the temple office, 914-664-1727, or email: email@example.com