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Ink Drawing, with Chloe Giroux

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Description: Whether using it graphically in comics, lightly in atmospheric ink wash illustrations, or using it to create wild textures, ink drawing holds a variety of exciting techniques. In this 8 week course, we will experiment with a variety of inking methods learning from in-class demos and sketchbook exercises. Halfway through the course, you will […]

Performing Families: Inti Andino and Mariachi Sol Mixteco

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Celebrate the bonds of music and dance with two family ensembles as they explore the connections between kinship, tradition and the arts. This program brings together the Ecuadorian family band Inti Andino and the Mexican family band Mariachi Sol Mixteco. GET TICKETS FREE EVENT! Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket! Co-presented by ArtsWestchester and Bethany Arts Community […]

Exhibit Event: Hungers/Harvests Artist Talk with Dr. Jill Kiefer “Feast and Famine”

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Register for “Feast and Famine” presented by Dr. Jill Kiefer on September 24 at 7:30pm. Registration is required. Space will be limited so sign up early! Throughout the history of art there are powerful works addressing feast and famine, abundance and scarcity, nourishment and hunger. In this program, we’ll journey through time to explore some […]

Horsehair & Obvara Pottery Firing

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Learn about Horsehair Raku and Obvara Pottery with Instructor: Keith H. Gordon while making your own art to keep and display. Keith will operate a portable gas-fired kiln to heat ceramic pieces to 1700F so they can be smoked while still hot. Public can buy a bisque tile that they will then decorate using horsehair, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 and Talk with Artists in Residence Summer Kodama

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

“Legible” A Musical Performance and Talk 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 Islander experience. The performance will showcase multi-tracked double bass, spoken word and electronics. Through research of various literary works of East Asian and […]

ReWritten, Work in Progress Showing with Artists in Residence Matthew Cumbie, Tom Truss and Diane Samuels

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join dancemakers Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie and visual artist Diane Samuels for "ReWritten, a works-in-progress" showing that shares aspects of their performance and community engagement project. ReWritten uses the often silenced intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne as a portal to reflect on friendship, writing, social morés, and notions of queerness. As […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Artist Talk and Performance with Composer in Residence, Seong Ae Kim

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Composer Seong Ae Kim will talk about her aesthetic and her composition with the performance of her work. The content based on Seong Ae Kim’s work will revolve around raising awareness about racial discrimination, immigrant issues, and to empower people in the community to speak against AAPI hate crime. REGISTER NOW This event is being […]

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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 […]

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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 & 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 […]

Work in Progress Performance and Talk Back: It Follows by Martinez E-B

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Martinez E-B will perform “It Follows”, a work in progress storytelling piece that is based on his grandfather's decision to change his family name and explores how that past decision impacted the events of his life. The performance includes work created during his residency. The audience is invited to comment, discuss, and to share their personal experiences […]

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