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“Let’s Get Creative” - Classes at Merrily Paper Boutique, Paper Flowers 7-9:30 p.m. March 7; Creative Lettering 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Envelope Art, 7-9:30 p.m. March 15. All supplies provided, no previous experience is necessary, tea and treats are offered at each session. Cost $35-$45 depending on topic, includes all instruction, crafting materials, handouts as well as a swag bag of supplies for creating more at home. Merrily Paper Boutique, 1375 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. Space is very limited, registration required. Reservations and info at




“Life Drawing” - William Noonan instructs a figure session for beginners and experts. Format will follow traditional figure classes starting with quick gesture drawings, leading to longer and longer poses. Wallkill River School, 232 Ward St., Montgomery. First class Feb. 21 free; $35 per session or three consecutive classes $75. Must preregister. 457-2787,


Exhibit openings & receptions

“Forty Shades of Green” - The world’s oldest vernacular poetry in Irish and traditions of Irish folk music and dance. Live music courtesy of “The Irish Songbird” Mef Gannon, and a group exhibit with local artists and artisans showing off their shades of green. Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Ave., Shohola, Pa. 4-6 p.m. March 3. 914-799-0180.

“Art from the Heart & Kidney” - Artist reception presented by Jodi Yeaple-King, an art instructor at the Mount Saint Mary College Desmond Campus. Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Rd., Newburgh. 1-3 p.m. March 11. 565-2076.

“Anthropocene” - Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery will present a timely exhibition, Anthropocene, with a reception open to the public from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24.The show runs through April 7. The exhibition explores the impact of the changing climate and its devastating results on the environment, while acknowledging that humans are the dominant force of this global catastrophe and the Earth’s current transformation. Inspired by a variety of ecological disasters. The works featured in the exhibition are the creative response of 24 artists working in variety of disciplines. 104 Ann Street, Newburgh. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Newburgh Last Saturday. 784-1146,


Ongoing exhibits

Exposures Gallery: “Up Close” - Photographer Nick Zungoli’s new show, a suite of black and white squares. Bold and graphic, each image is available in a variety of sizes. Through May 20. Exposures Gallery, 357 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 569-9382.

The Falcon Gallery: Ned Moran & The Avalon Archives Museum of Roots, Rock & Roll now permanently installed in its new home at The Falcon Underground – the “pub-beneath-the-club”. A vast, rotating collection of founder, director, and curator Moran’s extraordinary displays of rare and obscure photos, posters, album covers, books, and recordings are the primary visuals for this intimate space. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro,, 236-7970. Also: Gallery @The Falcon featuring Ron English’s Popaganda, framed photos and POPaganda circus sideshow banners, expressing different characters and locales within the universe of "Delusionville" conceived by artist Ron English as an "Animal Farm Meets Alice in Wonderland" multimedia concept.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center: "People are Beautiful: Prints, Photographs and Films by Andy Warhol," Through April 15. Vassar College, 437-5237.Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.

The Grange: “Black and White Photography Exhibit”, the photos of NYC photographer originally from Warwick, Greg Rhein, open through Feb. 26. 1 Ryerson Rd., Warwick., 986-1170.

Grit Gallery: “The Road Home” by Daniel Anselmi, on display through Feb. 22. 115 Broadway, Newburgh. 929-267-5020.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum: “Diplomacy of the War of 1812,” on display through April 30. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., noon-4 p.m. Free. 94 Broadway, Newburgh. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. 569-4997.

Liberty Museum & Arts Center: Exhibit of photos in the museum windows by Rich Klein of Jeffersonville depicting firefighters in the Sullivan Catskills region, through April 7. "These photographs communicate the sacrifices of our many volunteer firefighters and the comaraderie and teamwork among the many fire departments in the county," Klein said. "I've watched these folks brave frigid temperatures for hours on end and think everyone owes them a debt of gratitude. This is my little way of saying 'thank you' for all you do." Klein is a freelance photographer and reporter who has covers fires for The Sullivan County Democrat newspaper. 56 South Main St., Liberty.

Mindy Ross Gallery: “On Time: Paintings & Photographs” by Mary Cathryn Roth on display through March 9. Also, “The Past Comes Alive” on display through March. 9., 341-4891. Kaplan Hall, corner of Grand and First streets, Newburgh. 341-4891.

River Family Wellness: "Ask the Old Trees" - Through March 20. Multimedia exhibit; works in sculpture, painting and photography celebrate nature and art in a three-person show. Works by Marjorie Morrow, Naomi Teppich, Gail Tuchman. River Family Wellness, 21 Lower Main St., Callicoon, 701-1156,

Wired Gallery: “Lines Let Loose” - a group show featuring 40 artists curated by Meredith Rosier, through April 1. The show includes large works exhibited in the main room and a great number of unframed small works displayed elsewhere in the building.11 Mohonk Rd., High Falls. 682-564-5613.