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2021 Bethany Connects Raffle

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

“Community” is core to Bethany Arts Community. This year, thanks to our committed Board members and the participation of designer and artist, Donna Chambers, we are launching our 2021 Bethany Connects Raffle, an opportunity for our Bethany community to acquire a one-of-a kind Donna Chambers quilt. Donna’s quilts were included in the Bethany Arts Community […]

Exhibit: Hungers/Harvests

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Exhibit: Hungers/Harvests an Ossining Arts Council exhibition at Bethany Arts Community at Bethany Arts Community, Sep 1 – Oct 3, 2021 Exhibit Events: Sept 17: 7pm – 9pm  (Reception and Artist Talk with Miriam Haas) LEARN MORE September 24: 7:30-8:30 PM (Artist Talk with Jill Kiefer) LEARN MORE View Exhibit View Events OAC members, inspired […]

Kandinsky: A Transcendent Experience – Instructor: Dr. Jill Kiefer

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

One of the pioneers of abstract modern art, Wassily Kandinsky exploited the evocative interrelation between color and form to create an aesthetic experience that engaged the sight, sound, and emotions of the public. He believed that total abstraction offered the possibility for profound, transcendental expression. Kandinsky’s visual vocabulary developed from early representational works to rapturous […]

Portrait from a Photo with Instructor, Peter Leeds

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Want to be more creative? In this comprehensive experience of Portrait drawing, designed for beginners, Peter Leeds will break down the realization of a portrait in a lot of steps, all simple to do! Students will work at first from a photo with pencil on paper. REGISTER Dates: 6 sessions, Tuesdays Sept. 28, Oct 5, […]

Reading and Creative Writing Workshop with Writer in Residence Tochukwu Okafor

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

The combination of artist talk and writing workshop is to invite the public into Tochukwu’s process as a writer and to offer an opportunity to develop a fresh idea for a story. Creative writing is often seen as an elusive endeavor, meant for only the gifted or those with the innate ability to create worlds […]

Invisi(bilty), a Work in Progress and Talkback with Playwright in Residence Nikki Brake-Sillá

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Nikki Brake-Sillá will read excerpts from her work in progress “Invisi(bility)” which strives to illuminate race as a phenotypic construct. The play brings disability into conversation with the current state of a “post” racial America when Gabriela Johnson, a Black attorney with Crohn’s disease and lupus, argues for Blackness to be included amongst the list […]

Sleep That Knits Up: A Play Reading and Talkback with Artist in Residence Kate Abbruzzese

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Kate Abbruzzese will share an excerpt from her full-length play, "Sleep That Knits Up", an exploration of femininity and motherhood through the lens of Macbeth, followed by a brief talk back. REGISTER HERE This event is being held in-person at Bethany Arts Community. For your safety, and the safety of our artists and staff, attendance […]

Wild/Tame: A Talk and Reading with Artist in Residence Michael Caines

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Michael Caines will be discussing the historical, political, religious, pop-culture and childhood themes in his 30 years of art making. The main childhood themes will be in the realm of addiction, mental health, and childhood trauma. Throughout this discussion the audience is also welcomed to participate in giving feedback and sharing stories of their own. […]

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The New Tools – Art from Emerging Technologies with Instructor, John Hyde

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Class Description: Creating art takes many forms and mediums. Emerging in today’s art creation is 3D printing, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Laser cutting/engraving. These tools helped define industrial prototyping for many years and with time have entered the homes and studios of artists. Bethany Arts Community has one of each of these tools and […]

2nd Annual Artoberfest 2021

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join us us for music, art, crafts, food and family fun! Date: October 2, 2021 Time: 10am-4:30pm Learn more about Artoberfest! 85 tickets per time block Three (3) time blocks to choose from (choose one): 10am-12pm | 12:15pm-2:15pm | 2:30pm-4:40pm 1)  BUY PARKING: ($10 Parking Reservation required in advance per car) 2) REGISTER-FREE ADMISSION: (Select […]

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Mother of American Modernism – Instructor: Dr. Jill Kiefer

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Georgia O'Keeffe played a pivotal role in the development of American modernism and its relationship to European avant-garde movements of the early-20th century. Producing a substantial body of work over seven decades, she sought to capture the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world. O'Keeffe incorporated the techniques of other artists into […]

Eulogizing Through Collage with Artist in Residence, Maggie Kubley

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join multi-media artist Maggie Kubley in a collage workshop that aims to give participants the satisfaction of creating something that eulogizes someone or something that is important to them. Participants will use scissors, glue, tape, paper mementos they brought from home, and Kubley's collection of found paper to create collages that are meant to memorialize […]

A Musical Performance with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

“Legible” A Musical Performance with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama is a presentation of solo performance pieces composed during the residency and inspired by literary projections of the Asian American/Pacific […]

Surrealist Sculpture Class for Kids

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Teaching Artist, Anna Adler, leads this found object sculpture class using salvaged materials, basic hand tools, and elementary sculpture techniques, including assemblage and bricolage. Students strengthen their creative problem-solving skills and engage their imagination in making unique hybrid objects inspired by work in the galleries, explorations of the beautiful Bethany grounds, as well as modern […]

Oil Painting 101: Live Pop Art

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Learn the basics to paint your favorite items from life with Bethany Arts Community studio artist, Peter Leeds. Shadowing, toning, color relationships, cool and warm tones; and the fun vibrations of colors when placed against each other. Learn to build forms from shapes. Learn to draw through a series of measurements. Grab your favorite item […]

Exhibit: Transitions – The 2021 gallery show of New York State Art Teachers Association Region 7 members

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Transitions The 2021 gallery show of New York State Art Teachers Association Region 7 members. Art teachers bear witness to many kinds of changes and transformations – in their students, in their thinking, and in their own work. Investigating these passages is a work of confrontation, reflection and observation. In this show, the artists reveal […]

Storytelling using Silk paintings with Artist in Residence, Carole Bonicelli

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

During this talk and hands-on demonstration, Carole will share her artistic process from the beginning of an idea for a story – or a painting - through to final completion of a project. After explaining her process, she will invite workshop participants to join her in a hands-on demonstration. Each participant will go home with […]

“Here To See You” Reading and Generative Poetry Workshop with Poet, Jenny Browne

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Jenny Browne will be reading an excerpt of from her sequence of experimental ekphrastic poems “Here To See You”. Jenny will then be conducting a generative poetry workshop is open to all experience levels and will introduce participants to ekphrasis (writing in response to other works of art) as well as provide some hands-on tips […]

Consent Live with Artist in Residence Andre Veloux

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Participants form a group open to collaborating on the theme of artistic representation and discussion around consent. Participants will be asked to work in a consensual way to build an artwork from Lego bricks and then discuss issues around the topic of sexuality and consent. Those who would like to contribute to the project are […]

Reading & Artist Talk with author AJ Bermudez

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

In this public program, award-winning writer and director AJ Bermudez will share a reading from her new collection of short stories, centered on themes of privilege, place, and the convergence of industry and evolution. She will discuss the power of cross-disciplinary writing, the significance of merging intellect with artistry, and how stories can be leveraged […]

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