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    “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.

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Friday
Jun152018

RTA: Rehabilitation Through the Arts

Artwork created by men and women while incarcerated in New York State prisons will be featured in an exhibit presented by Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) July 1-31 at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY.  

A free wine and cheese reception in the library gallery will be held Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 5pm.  Guests will be able to meet and speak with formerly incarcerated artists who are graduates of RTA art courses. All the artwork will be available for sale, with proceeds going toward the purchase of art supplies for RTA prison art programs.

In addition to RTA, sponsors of the exhibition are the Ossining Arts Council, the Sing Sing Prison Museum, and the Ossining Public Library.  For more information, email info@rta-arts.org.

Wednesday
Jun132018

Quote of the Day

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” - Bob Ross

Monday
Jun112018

OAC 2018 Annual Member’ Show

The 2018 Annual Ossining Arts Council (OAC) Members’ Show is Now Open at the Ossining Public Library. A Reception will be held on Tuesday, June 12th, between 6:30-8:30 PM. Please join us to celebrate the achievements of OAC artists—and to see some of the finest art around! All are invited—all are Welcome!

Friday
Jun082018

André Masson: Exquisite Forms

André Masson - Ibdès de Aragon - 1935 - Oil on canvas - 743 x 1660 x 54 mm - Tate Gallery, London (click photo for larger image)André Masson (1896-1987) was a French painter, sculptor, illustrator, designer and writer. He began the study of art at age eleven.

Masson initially experimented with Cubism but later became more heavily involved with Surrealism. He embraced the idea of automatic drawing, which was a form of spontaneous composition intended to express impulses and images arising directly from the unconscious.  Eventually, however, he found that practice too restrictive. “A natural draftsman, he used sinuous, expressive lines to delineate biomorphic forms that border on the totally abstract. 

Masson made a series of paintings of Spanish landscapes from 1934 to 1936, when he was living in Catalonia, including the one featured here, of Ibdes, a village in Aragon.

Wednesday
Jun062018

Did You Know?

Jackson Pollock often used cigarettes to paint.

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