The Very Best of NYC Art

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Think Coffee will begin its third installment of  Think Gallery by highlighting the local art scene Jan 7–30, with an opening reception on January 11. Curated by School of Visual Arts alumni Cora Lambert, the gallery is designed to bring affordable art to the community while giving back to local charity. Over a dozen artists will exhibit their collections including photography, mixed media, sculpture, painting, illustration and film. Fair-trade coffee and organic wine will be in abundance and all original artwork will be affordably priced, starting at $30.

Beth Campbell: Following Room opens at the Whitney Dec 7, and remains on view through Feb 24. In this site-specific installation, Campbell arranges replicas of a reading room into a grid of mirrored pairs, evoking the trompe l’oeil of a three-dimensional infinity mirror. This is the first major New York museum presentation of Campbell’s work, which investigates notions of the ordinary and the everyday made strange, new and unfamiliar by the artist’s clever hand.

Dec 15–16, Brooklyn’s Scanlan Glass Studio hosts an Open House, an event that will include hot glass blowing demonstrations, exhibition of gallery work and items for sale. Exhibited art will be a spectacular array of unique glass art of many colors, ranging from functional to decorative to collectible, in styles that encompass everything from realistic to surrealistic to abstract.

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