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Art in the Park 2018: A day of fine art in Port Jervis' historic downtown Orange Square. The exhibition features artists displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional fine art in a beautiful park setting. Historic Orange Square, between Sussex and Pike streets, Port Jervis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16, rain date June 17. 856-6741. portjervisny.org/citybusiness/tourism-board.
Exhibit openings & receptions
Student Exhibition: Carley Nielsen Art Gallery will feature the work of 25 high school and college art students, including drawings, paintings, graphic design and more, 5-8 p.m. June 16. Gallery, 277 Main St., Cornwall
Art for Conservation: John Yrizarry will display key pieces of his artwork featured in books, nature field guides and posters commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo used worldwide by custom agents. Tuxedo Park Library, 227 NY-17, Tuxedo Park. Opening reception and afternoon tea 4-6 p.m. June 16. 351-2207.
“The Great War, World War I”: Exhibit commemorating the centennial of WWI with a special performance by the Catskill Readers Theatre performing music of the era and reading archival letters sent to folks at home during the war. Sullivan County Museum and Cultural Center, 265 Main St., Hurleyville. 2 p.m. June 16, 17. 434-8044. Scnyhistory.org.
“A Celebration of Black Independence”: Local emerging contemporary artist Malinda Ware captures the imagination with stories woven into each brush stroke using bold colors and exciting textures to complement the beautiful images that spring forth from the canvas. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. June 19 with African drumming by Baba Kazi Oliver. 563-3644. newburghlibrary.org.
8 Recent Paintings: An exhibition from Keith Wood at Laundry King, 65 Main St., Livingston Manor, June 15-24, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. catskillartsociety.org.
Carol Hepper, The Skin of Things: The exhibition highlights a suite of freestanding sculptures constructed from raw and reclaimed wood, tufts of fur, metal, tree branches, paint and hand-blown glass, which belong to a series of works Hepper began during her residency at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012. Catskill Art Society, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays June 30-Aug. 25. Artist’s talk, 3 p.m. June 30; Opening reception and book release party, 4-6 p.m. 436-4227. catskillartsociety.org.
"North Light: A Painter's Study": An exhibit at the Amity Gallery showcasing the work of artists who use the unique qualities of cool indoor north light to create a special atmosphere in their paintings. Artists whose work will be on view include Jeannette McGee, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Susan Hope Fogel, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Demetre Bove, Susan Sciarretta, Mitchell Saler, Daniel Grant and renowned guest artist John Phillip Osborne. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. July 7. Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Rd., Warwick. Open weekend in July, 12-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
ARTery Gallery: “American Travels” featuring works by Bill Rabsey and Liza J. Smith-Simpson, through July 4. Both Bill and Liza grew up with artists in their families. Bill recalls time spent with his grandfather, William Bertkau and Liza recalls time spent with her artist mother, Janet E. Smith. ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad St., Milford, Pa.; arterygallerymilford.com. 570-409-1234.
Arts Society of Kingston: “The Spirit of Nature in Steel Wood and Canvas,” works by Tom Dinchuk featuring his interpretation of nature’s spirit in the materials of cold rolled steel, wood board and canvas. Through June 30. 97 Broadway, 338-0333, askforarts.org.
Bethel Council of the Arts, ARTSPACE: Kicking off 2018 season with exhibit featuring the works of ceramicist Jane Jacobs, potters Ellany Gable, Franco LoPinto and the late Sue Keebler, through July 15. All have local connections. Gallery and shop open 2-8 p.m. Fridays, 12-8 pm. Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Mondays. One Horseshoe Lake Rd., Kauneonga Lake.
Bevier House Museum: “Art Among the Mountains,” an exhibition of native art on display through July, featuring the art of area artists from the early 20th century with pieces from the collections of the Historical Society of Woodstock and the Cragsmoor Historical Society. Includes textiles, pottery, publications and paintings produced at the colonies. Through July. Bevier House Museum, 2682 Rt. 209, Marbletown. $7 nonmembers. Exhibit hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ulstercountyhs.org.
Catskill Art Society: Two-Person Exhibit featuring Eunjung Hwang and Paula Stuttman, through June 23. CAS, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor. catskillartsociety.org. 436-4227.
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, liveatthefalcon.com, 236-7970.
Forestburgh Playhouse Gallery: 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh. 794-1194. fbplayhouse.org.
Hessel Museum of Art: “The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Ahern Gallery and American FIre Arts, Co. (1983-2004), opening reception 2-5 p.m. June 23, exhibit runs through Dec. 14. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7598.
Mark Gruber Gallery: “The Spirit of Home” Pastels by Marlene Wiedenbaum and oil paintings by Kevin Cook. Together, these artists present a rich environment that engages the viewer and invites one to linger. Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz Plaza, through June 30. 255-1241. markgrubergallery.com.
Museum at Bethel Woods: Special exhibit, “The Work of Pop Art Icon Peter Max.” The art of Peter Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s with its colorful imagery of gurus, sages, runners, planets and more. The exhibit brings together for the first time early works from two collectors for a Peter Max experience, through Dec. 31. The Museum at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, bethelwoodscenter.org.
Time and the Valleys Museum: “Water and the Valleys,” “Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story,” and “Picture Yourself(ie) in the 1930s.” $5 suggested donation, $2 children 16 and under, free under age 6. 332 Main St. (Rt. 55) Grahamasville, 985-7700, timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.
Warwick Historical Society: “This Land is Farmland,” Photos, tools, housewares and other objects showcasing Warwick’s agricultural past will be on display, complete with a series of talks on various topics, through Aug. 4., Warwick Historical Society, 2 Colonial Ave., Warwick. 986-3236, ext. 101. whsny.org.
Wired Gallery: “Lora Shelley, The Year of the Cat, A Charley a Day,” 365 paintings of Lora Shelley’s cat, a challenge she set for herself to paint Charley every day of the year. Shelley struggles with OCD and always found it difficult to quiet her nervous mind. Using art as meditation, she practiced her craft and sharpened her skills and centered her well-being. June 16-17, 11 a.m.-4 pm.; June 23-24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closing day reception June 24. Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Rd., High Falls. 682-564-5613. Thewiredgallery.com.