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  • Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    A fascinating and highly entertaining look at one of the most important families of the Renaissance era--the Medici.
  • Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)
    Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)

    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    When British stencil artist Banksy traveled to Los Angeles to work, he came across obscure French filmmaker Thierry Guetta and his badly organized collection of videotapes involving the activities of graffiti artists. Inspired, Banksy assembled them with new footage to create this talked-about documentary, and the result is a mind-boggling and odd film (so strange as to be thought a hoax by some) about outsider artists and the definition of art itself.
  • The Impressionists
    The Impressionists
    A dramatization of the Impressionist movement as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Highly entertaining and informative.
  • The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    A very personal and revealing look at the personalities that created Impressionism.

“The Happiest Place”

Here’s a message from Harry Chaskin, author of “The Happiest Place” a graphic novel now available on Amazon and Comixology:

“This book has been a true labor of love and I'm beyond excited to share it. Huge thanks to the talented artists who worked on this bizarre story with me—Jasey Crowl, Terrance Zdunich, John Sumner, Seth Armstrong, Bernie Gonzalez, and Todd Ulrich.

I'd also like to thank Maria Perry for all her help promoting this, Justin Michael for his creative advice and support, and Molly Rodman for her graphic design expertise and standing by me through every draft and panel.

Please give it a look! I'm very proud of this one.”

You can check out a trailer for “The Happiest Place” HERE.


KJ Denhert “Live @ the Steamer” - Friday, Sept. 20th at 8 PM

(click photo for larger image)The Ossining Arts Coucil is thrilled to be presenting KJ Denhert at the Steamer Firehouse on Friday, September 20th at 8 PM. KJ will be joined by Adam Armstrong and they will delight us all with a “special blend of urban folk & jazz” that is KJ’s unique style.

The show will be held at the OAC Steamer Firehouse, 117 Main St., 2nd Floor, Ossining, NY 10562. Doors open at 7:15 PM and the music begins at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 for OAC members and $20 for non-members. 

Buy your Tickets HERE.


Did You Know?

The man and woman in “American Gothic” by Grant Wood are actually the painter’s sister, Nan, and his Iowan dentist, Dr. Bryon McKeeby.


“A Look at the RTA Skill Wheel” - Sunday, Sept. 16th at 2 PM

(click photo for larger image)On Sunday, September 16th, OAC ‘Art Speaks’ will welcome Charles Moore of Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA).

“RTA's mission is to use the transformative power of the arts to develop social and cognitive skills that prisoners need for successful reintegration into the community. RTA also seeks to raise public awareness of the humanity behind prison walls.”

The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) ( ) recently worked with RTA on it’s splendid exhibit, “Images From Behind Prison Wall” that featured artwork by participants in five correctional facilities.

At our ‘Art Speaks’ program, Charles Moore will talk about the relationship between RTA activities and the skills learned from them. RTA alumnus Takia Parham (Judah) will join Charles to share her experiences with us.

The program will take place at the OAC Steamer Firehouse, 117 Main St., 2nd Floor, Ossining, NY 10562. Admission is FREE. Light refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome.


OAC’s ‘Art Speaks’ Lineup for Fall!

(click photo for larger image)OAC’s ‘Art Speaks’ is a a program featuring a broad range of topics in the arts. It’s open to the public and admission is free. Attendees learn about the arts in our local community and beyond. Art doesn’t exist or operate in a vacuum. 

Our presenters include art lovers of all kind—patrons, collectors, critics, art historians, art teachers and, of course, artists. Come and find out what inspires people to enjoy and be involved in the art world.

Programs are always held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:30 PM, at the OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery. Fall dates are: 9/16 - 9/30 - 10/21 - 11/4 and 12/2.