During the month of June, the Howland Cultural Center is showing An Art Exhibition of the Animals We Love: PETS. In conjunction with the art exhibition, the center will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Father Brian Thomlinson from the St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon will officiate the blessing to be held in the center’s garden. This will be a group blessing of the animals, and Father Brian asks that people bring their pets to the center no later than 12:45 p.m.

Seventeen artists are participating in the pet exhibition: Chris Casaburi, Dick Crenson, Russell Cusick, Jim Dratfield, Claudia Gorman, S. Martin Friedman, and Mary Ann Glass are the photographers; Carolyn DeMichele, Claudia Engel, Stephanie Fogarty, Bridget Herbst, Helen Lang, Judith Pedatella, J. Jaye Vaughn, and Kate Vikstrom are the painters.

Gallery hours for the public to view the art exhibit are 1 to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St., Beacon. Call 845-831-4988.

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