ART AND GALLERIES
ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” presented on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12; “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between,” incorporating natural history painting with more contemporary influences, through Jan. 5; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” photography and video exploring notion of family in 21st century, Sept. 14 through Jan. 5; opening reception for fall exhibitions Friday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.; gallery admission free. Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; 978-749-4000. www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx.
ALPERS FINE ART, “THIS to THAT,” opening exhibit for new gallery owned by Neil Alpers; grand opening artists’ reception Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Alpers Fine Art, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and by appointment. 978-760-1829, email@example.com, www.alpersfineartonline.com.
ESSEX ART CENTER, “One of these days ...” featuring paintings by Leon Elitov, Connie McCausland and Patricia Edmonds, Sept. 13 to Oct. 18, Chester F. Sidell Gallery; opening reception Friday, Sept. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.essexartcenter.org.
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, “Soaring,” Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by students from seven local elementary schools, first floor; Zentangle art by community services librarian Emily Classon, second-floor display case; both exhibits through Sept. 30; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, www.mhl.org.
SINGING COMPETITION, Merrimack Valley Idol auditions for ages 14 and up Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 to 8 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Merrimack Valley Idol finals presented by Quota of Andover on Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 10 p.m., Wyndham Andover, 123 Old River Road. Elaine Pescatore, 978-470-3515, email@example.com.