40th Annual Art Show: Bedford

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St. Matthew’s Art Show features talented local artists displaying and selling their work in the Fellowship Hall at St. Matthew’s Church.  This year’s show will feature contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography.  Gala Preview Party on Friday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Exhibition Sale continues on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27 from noon to 4 p.m.  Additional activities include the “It Take A Village” clay project from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and art appraisals by MS Appraisers from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Show co-chairs are Laura Blau of Bedford and Laurie Sturz of Pound Ridge.  Curators are Susan Grissom, manager of Contemporary Art at Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, and Leslie Henshaw.  The Gala Preview Party will feature champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres by Table in Bedford Hills, along with “small plates” provided by Crabtree’s Kittle House and Happiness Is, with desserts by La Tulipe.  Proceeds benefit local charities supported by the Women of St. Matthew’s.  Preview Party tickets are $125 per person; $150 at the door. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday.  St. Matthew’s is located at 382 Cantitoe Street (Route 22) in Bedford.  For more information, call St. Matthew’s at 234-9636, or visit www.stmatthewsbedford.org.