Lynne Bolwell - Artists Palette

ARTISTS PALETTE:  where Death Valley meets New York” will be shown at the Steamer Gallery of the Ossining Arts Council on September 20 and 21.  This unique exhibition features original works by local artist, Lynne Bolwell.  Included will be her highly regarded Death Valley watercolors, as well as paintings of other parks and the Hudson Valley.

“ARTISTS PALETTE” is an overlook in Death Valley where iron deposits leave a “palette” of reds, yellows and purples.  Bolwell uses her “desert paints”, made of ground minerals such as bronzite, hematite, and turquoise to capture the beauty.    She has painted with these paints extensively, “on location”, throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.   When she returns to the Hudson Valley, she “switches it up” to paint equally expressive watercolors with a much more traditional palette.   This is an opportunity to see “on location” paintings from both paintboxes.

Artist’s reception will be September 20, 5-7.    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.   

Image: Artists Palette, watercolor 9 x 12


Forget About Me

Forget About Me 
By Ward James Riley
Directed by Jessica Davis Irons

Set & Lighting Designer: Andrew Irons
Costume Designer: Libby Brennes-Holtz

For three consecutive weekends beginning Friday, April 11th, and running through Saturday, April 26th, the Westchester Collaborative Theater will open its 2014 season with its most robust mainstage production to date, the world premiere of Ward James Riley’s full-length play Forget About Me, directed by Jessica Davis Irons, former artistic director of NYC’s Andhow! Theatre Company.

Set against a backdrop of the Irish-American tenement world of New York during World War II, Forget About Me explores one family’s struggle with issues of race, religion, physical handicaps and morality, and a dangerous secret that hangs in the balance, threatening to implode and destroy everything in its wake.

Steamer Co. Firehouse Theater
117 Main St., 2nd Floor
Ossining, NY
(Note: this venue requires walking up a flight of stairs)

Performance Dates
Fri. 4/11, 8pm
Sat 4/12, 8pm
Sun. 4/13, 3pm 
Fri. 4/18, 8pm
Sat. 4/19, 2pm & 8pm
Fri. 4/25, 8pm
Sat. 4/26, 2pm & 8pm

Tickets are $20, with $15 discount seats available to WCT and Ossining Arts Council members, as well as seniors and students with ID.  Opening night tickets, which include a post-performance reception with the artists, are $40. 

Following its engagement at the Steamer Co. Firehouse, the play will go on tour at several Atria senior living facilities throughout Westchester County.


Photo Courtesy Sharon StarkSelfies, those photos you snap of yourself with your smart phone, are undeniably hot now.  Who can forget the one Ellen Degeneres took with a few friends at the Oscars? And how about the David Ortiz selfie with none other than President Obama?  Selfie, in fact, was the word of the year in 2013! 

And now the Ossining Arts Council is on the cusp of the trend with Selfie, a show of self-portraits, which will be on exhibit at the Steamer Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main Street, from May 10th through June 30th.  And the best part is your own self-portrait can be in the show!

Of course the Selfie is nothing new.  Self-portraits have been with us for centuries. Just think of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, to name a few.  And you can do the same; in any medium you wish (including your smart phone) and submit it to the OAC ready for hanging.  Remember, all media are welcome but the face must be your own.

Space is limited - Reserve Your Spot Today: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ART DROP-OFF: Wednesday, May 7th 4 - 7PM

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 14th 6 - 8PM

ART PICK-UP: Saturday, June 29th 11 - 1PM

Click Here for the: Selfie Prospectus


Robert Stava Book Signing

Welcome back to the village of Wyvern Falls, here along the Hudson in that sleepy region with the witching influence in the air. This second novel in the 'Hudson Horror Series', 'The Feast of Saint Anne' brings you not one but four terrifying tales of the supernatural set in their yearly carnival: In "The Red Baron's Daughter" two boys get more history than they bargained for when a Fortune Teller draws them into the web of a monster with its origins in the deadly skies of the Western Front, circa 1918. Can CID detective John Easton save them from an even grimmer fate? With 'The Lonely Dancers' an upcoming band finally show up for their gig - thirty years after they were killed in a tragic accident. Will local musician Nick Carr unravel this murder mystery or is he doomed to relive their tale? The third story, "Lorenzo King and the Dunderberg Imp" takes a new spin on an old Washington Irving classic when a failing New York media hound finds himself in the worst, and deadliest, assignment of his life. But can he outwit this much nastier version of Irving's river goblin and show everyone who the King really is? And in the final tale, "Hey Dummy!" local Art Director Jim Franks and his girlfriend cross paths with what appears to be an old-fashioned vaudeville act. Only neither ventriloquist nor dummy are what they seem and the answer to their awful secret lies over sixty years in the past with a New Guinea witchdoctor... Four tales. One hair-raising novel. The Feast of Saint Anne.