Drop In and Draw

Join OAC Member, Beatrice Di Martino for life drawing sessions held at the Steamer Firehouse. 

Monday, July 14, 2014 from 7 - 10 PM.

Monday's session will start with one-minute gesture drawings, and then longer poses.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info and a basic list of supplies to bring.

Costs for the Two Hour Session:

$15 for Non-Members     •    $10 for OAC Members

Costs for full Three Hour Session:

add $5


Steamer Firehouse
117 Main Street • 2nd floor
Ossining, New York






Photo Courtesy Sharon StarkSelfies, those photos you snap of yourself with your smart phone, are undeniably hot now.  Who can forget the one Ellen Degeneres took with a few friends at the Oscars? And how about the David Ortiz selfie with none other than President Obama?  Selfie, in fact, was the word of the year in 2013! 

And now the Ossining Arts Council is on the cusp of the trend with Selfie, a show of self-portraits, which will be on exhibit at the Steamer Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main Street, from May 10th through June 30th.  And the best part is your own self-portrait can be in the show!

Of course the Selfie is nothing new.  Self-portraits have been with us for centuries. Just think of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, to name a few.  And you can do the same; in any medium you wish (including your smart phone) and submit it to the OAC ready for hanging.  Remember, all media are welcome but the face must be your own.

Space is limited - Reserve Your Spot Today: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ART DROP-OFF: Wednesday, May 7th 4 - 7PM

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 14th 6 - 8PM

ART PICK-UP: Saturday, June 29th 11 - 1PM

Click Here for the: Selfie Prospectus


Lynne Bolwell - Artists Palette

ARTISTS PALETTE:  where Death Valley meets New York” will be shown at the Steamer Gallery of the Ossining Arts Council on September 20 and 21.  This unique exhibition features original works by local artist, Lynne Bolwell.  Included will be her highly regarded Death Valley watercolors, as well as paintings of other parks and the Hudson Valley.

“ARTISTS PALETTE” is an overlook in Death Valley where iron deposits leave a “palette” of reds, yellows and purples.  Bolwell uses her “desert paints”, made of ground minerals such as bronzite, hematite, and turquoise to capture the beauty.    She has painted with these paints extensively, “on location”, throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.   When she returns to the Hudson Valley, she “switches it up” to paint equally expressive watercolors with a much more traditional palette.   This is an opportunity to see “on location” paintings from both paintboxes.

Artist’s reception will be September 20, 5-7.    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.   

Image: Artists Palette, watercolor 9 x 12


Forget About Me

Forget About Me 
By Ward James Riley
Directed by Jessica Davis Irons

Set & Lighting Designer: Andrew Irons
Costume Designer: Libby Brennes-Holtz

For three consecutive weekends beginning Friday, April 11th, and running through Saturday, April 26th, the Westchester Collaborative Theater will open its 2014 season with its most robust mainstage production to date, the world premiere of Ward James Riley’s full-length play Forget About Me, directed by Jessica Davis Irons, former artistic director of NYC’s Andhow! Theatre Company.

Set against a backdrop of the Irish-American tenement world of New York during World War II, Forget About Me explores one family’s struggle with issues of race, religion, physical handicaps and morality, and a dangerous secret that hangs in the balance, threatening to implode and destroy everything in its wake.

Steamer Co. Firehouse Theater
117 Main St., 2nd Floor
Ossining, NY
(Note: this venue requires walking up a flight of stairs)

Performance Dates
Fri. 4/11, 8pm
Sat 4/12, 8pm
Sun. 4/13, 3pm 
Fri. 4/18, 8pm
Sat. 4/19, 2pm & 8pm
Fri. 4/25, 8pm
Sat. 4/26, 2pm & 8pm

Tickets are $20, with $15 discount seats available to WCT and Ossining Arts Council members, as well as seniors and students with ID.  Opening night tickets, which include a post-performance reception with the artists, are $40. 

Following its engagement at the Steamer Co. Firehouse, the play will go on tour at several Atria senior living facilities throughout Westchester County.