RiverSea Gallery will showcase new works in pastel on paper by Thomas Benenati during the month of November in an exhibition titled, From a Bare Hand. The Long Beach Peninsula artist is noted for his self-taught and distinctly original approach to pastel, and has garnered attention from collectors around the nation. The show opens Saturday, November 3 with a First Night reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm featuring a short presentation by the artist. All are invited to be among the first to view the show, meet the artist, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
The Writer’s Guild, an Astoria-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting literacy in the community, announces their annual Literary Ball and Benefit, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at RiverSea Gallery.
Come dressed as your favorite author or book character for an evening of food, drink and wordplay. Literary auction items are sure to charm your favorite bibliophile, and all benefits go to support literacy initiatives in our community for 2019.
The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is at 1160 Commercial St. For more information, visit, thewritersguild.org.