OSSINING NY, December 2012 – For holiday shoppers in search of unique gifts, an array of one-of-a-kind, handmade items will be on sale at the Steamer Firehouse, 117 Main Street, in a Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Ossining Arts Council.
The event will open on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also run on the following Saturdays: December 8th & December 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . In addition, a special meet-the-artists event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, December 4th to coincide with the Village Tree Lighting ceremony.
Shoppers will find art, jewelry, photography, baked goods, fiber crafts, holiday cards, decorations and much more, all affordably priced.
For additional information on the OAC Holiday Bazaar, please call 502-4157.
Steamer Co. Firehouse
117 Main Street
Ossining, NY 10562
Opening Reception Saturday, September 15, 2012 4 – 6 PM
The DISCOVERING ART IN NATURE exhibit is conceived as a display of art and design in nature.
Artists are used to using nature to create their own art. In face of the continuing assault on nature world wide, it might be the moment to reflect on the beauty of design in nature itself. Keeping that in mind, the exhibit is designed to give viewers what may be a new concept of what nature is and what art can be.
DISCOVERING ART IN NATURE will be curated by Maureen Morgan, facilitator of Transition Ossining, a group that seeks to build resilience in local communities in order to withstand the growing turbulence in food, energy and weather. A Transition display will provide material for those interested in this initiative.
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An exhibition of
new works and views
of the great American Metropolis
September 7th-29th, 2012
Call For Entries
What is Manhattan? What isn’t it?
It’s been Indian hunting grounds. Then, harbours, streets and fertile farmlands laid out by the Dutch in a town called New Amsterdam. It was the epicenter of the revolutionary war where General Washington and his troops were routed and narrowly escaped capture. At wars end, it was the first capitol with its new Federal Building that inspired an all-American architectural style; Federal. It’s where Robert Fulton was building his steamboats to ply the Hudson. In the 1820’s with the creation of the Erie Canal, it’s fate was sealed as the financial center of the United States and all of its turmoil. It was the doorway to opportunity as immigrants passed through Ellis Island. In 1931, Manhattan had the tallest building in the world; the Empire State building. In 2001, with the destruction of the Twin towers it became the symbol of American perseverance.
Throughout it’s history, Manhattan has always been documented through art. It’s no wonder that many of America’s finest artists came from Manhattan and it’s fine selection of art schools.
The “Manhattan Project” is an exhibition of current artists capturing the man-made element as well as the natural wonders that exists here, just as it did for Chase, Hassam and Currier& Ives to name a few. The Hudson River and its life along the wharfs, the East River, Central Park and all the dynamics of Manhattan continues to inspire artists worldwide.
This exhibit welcomes the traditional as well as abstract. We look forward to viewing Manhattan as perceived by the artists of our time.
Lilly McElroy takes ‘making a good first impression’ to a whole new level. Lilly is an artist with an interesting angle that is getting her noticed. She hurls herself like a projectile at unsuspecting male bar patrons as a collaborator records the moment of collision. The resulting high-impact images are her visual exploration into the “perpetual social awkwardness” when two people meet. Its definitely a new twist on the photobomb. Visit her website to see more one hit wonders and other great works of social angst.
Plein Air Painting Workshop
August 6-10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Spend a day or all week working alongside Teatown’s artist-in-residence, Melanie Kozol. Each class begins with a brief demonstration and provides a chance for students to further enrich their skills in oils, pastels or watercolors, using the beautiful backdrop of Teatown’s grounds as inspiration. Participants can choose to register for the day or the entire week. Please note this class if for adults only.
Class fees are $20/day or $75 for the week. Registration is open until July 30, 2012. Call 914-762-2912 x11 to make a reservation.