The Gift Hut is joining in on First Friday fun on Main Street, presenting a special game night on Friday, June 6, something they will continue each month along with other Cold Spring galleries, restaurants and stores hosting receptions, offering discounts and staying open late.

The Gift Hut invites everyone in to take a chance at the game of Suspend. Hang a piece and the puzzle moves, the balance shifts and everything changes! Suspend looks different with every turn, but the challenge remains the same: don’t knock it down! They’ll also be featuring the Katamino Challenge. Katamino is a brain teaser designed as a puzzle game. According to the position of the divider, perfect combinations need to be assembled by combining a number of Pentaminos.  The greater the number, the more difficult the challenge.

Changeling christening dress made from paper by Emily Chase, part of Fashion as Art II show at Gallery 66 NY
Changeling christening dress made from paper by Emily Chase, part of Fashion as Art II show at Gallery 66 NY

A number of local galleries will host opening receptions for new exhibits. At Gallery 66 NY a reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. for its second annual Cold Spring Fashion as Art event, which will run through June 27. One of the special features is a juried gallery exhibition of fashion-inspired art, comprised of multi-media entries submitted by high school and college students, as well as regional artists. Fashion as Art II will also include a fashion show, to be held on June 22, highlighting creations by local high school students.

At Buster Levi Gallery the colorful paintings of Maria Pia Marrella will be on view through June 29. A website description of her works reads: “Her paintings and drawings take multiple directions — from figurative narratives to abstract compositions that encompass her interests in observation, primitive art and mythology.” Their reception for the show, called Approach To Landscape, lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. on First Friday.

At the Marina Gallery, Timothy J. Carron, a fine art photographer, will exhibit Black and White Figure Studies, on view from June 1 through June 30, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 6.

Image courtesy of Gallery 66 NY

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