Second Saturday in Beacon

Gallery openings planned for March 11

CoMFY Returns to Library

The Howland Public Library will open the third annual group exhibit by the women’s collective CoMFY with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Members of CoMFY (which stands for Creatives, Mamas, Friends and Yahoos) were asked to interpret the expression, “A Common Thread,” or how individuals are connected through their experiences as women. The theme is also a reference to the traditional decorative arts and handcrafts historically associated with women, such as sewing, knitting, embroidery and weaving.

“Blood Line,” by Catherine Welshman, from the CoMFY Show

Theo Ganz to Show Icelandic Sketches

Theo Ganz Gallery will open an exhibit by Emma Tapley, Icelandic Sketches, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

In October Tapley attended Herhúsid, an art residency in Siglufjöður, the northernmost town in Iceland. Having a month to explore the rugged, diverse landscape, Tapley took daily hikes and excursions and captured hundreds of images. From these Tapley completed more than 30 sketches.

The exhibit will be on view Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

A painting by Emma Tapley that appears Icelandic Sketches

Abstract Landscapes at RiverWinds

RiverWinds Gallery will open an exhibit of abstract landscapes by Karl LaLonde, The Joy of Color, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. LaLonde, a co-owner of the gallery at 172 Main St., also paints American Indian portraits and Southwestern scenes.

A landscape by Karl LaLonde

Visions of Ireland at Bannerman

The Bannerman Island Gallery at 150 Main St. will open Visions of Ireland, an exhibit of photographs by Linda T. Hubbard and pastel paintings by Gayle Clark Fedigan of Newburgh. A reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m.

Hubbard is a former co-owner of RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon and past president of the Beacon Arts Community Association. Fedigan teaches pastel painting at Mount Saint Mary College and at the Burren School of Art in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. She is also director of the Hudson Valley Pastel Society.

The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 845-416-8342.

A photograph by Linda T. Hubbard taken in Dingle, Ireland, on display at the Bannerman Island Gallery