Longyear Gallery hosts Holiday Show

Margaretville — Opening this past week at the Longyear Gallery is the annual gallery “Holiday Show” featuring the artwork of all Longyear members. An artists’ reception will take place Saturday, Nov. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. Special holiday small works, framed and unframed, will also be available in the gallery where Longyear artists will be presenting their watercolors, prints, monotypes, photographs, drawings, ceramics, objects, and small oil paintings.

Longyear Gallery is a cooperative art gallery that first opened in Margaretville in 2007. Its members include local full-time and part-time artists Robert Axelrod, Leslie Brill, Janice di Marino, Ann Lee Fuller, Elaine Grandy, Robin Halpern, John Hopkins, Patricia Jarvis, David Leveson, Margaret Leveson, Helane Levine-Keating, Patrice Lorenz, Frank Manzo, Helaine Manzo, Amy Masters, Chris Moore, Marilyn Silver, Nat Thomas, Alix Travis, Gerda van Leeuwen, Corneel Verlaan, Ros Welchman, Susan Whittenburg, Ellen Wong, and Peter Yamaoka. Throughout the year there are monthly group shows, featured artist shows, an invitational show in which artists invite other artists, and a winter holiday show.

Coinciding with Longyear’s Holiday Show are several other events. A new Internet café has opened in the common area upstairs in the Commons Building. Sponsored by Gerard Murphy and Jacinto Alberto Jorge of M. Gerard Interiors, the café serves Starbucks coffee, tea, and snacks, and Internet access is available.

Longyear Gallery and other local businesses have joined with U.S. Marines Toys for Tots in asking people to donate a new unwrapped toy at several different locations, including the Commons. Collected toys will be delivered to the Marines and distributed to children in the New York area who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

For this year’s Holiday Show, Longyear Gallery hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Monday from November 15 through December 10 and every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from December 13 to the 30th, except Christmas Day and December 26, Kwanzaa. Saturday hours will extend to 6 p.m. Longyear Gallery is located Upstairs at The Commons, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. For info. call 586-3270 during gallery hours and 607 326-4402 for appointments.