Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

January 23, 2014

Events Calendar

ART AND GALLERIES

ADDISON GALLERY, “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames," Feb. 1 to April 13; "Industrial Strength: Selections from the Collection," Feb. 1 to April 13; "Eye on the Collection: Artful Poses," Feb. 1 to March 30; 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.

ESSEX ART CENTER, "Every Place" by Allison Cekala and Sarah Pollman and "Enter the Void" by Elissa Salas in Chester F. Sidell Gallery; "Mostly Sunny, Scattered Clouds," new work by Ellen Rich, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; through Feb. 14; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or leslie@essexartcenter.org; www.essexartcenter.org.

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, Paintings by Robert Crooker of Wakefield, January artist of the month, first floor; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, www.mhl.org.

ALPERS FINE ART, “The Power of the Power of Suggestion,” first-ever juried show featuring 33 artists, through March 2, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 978-760-1829, www.alpersfineartonline.com.

AUTHOR READINGS

ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Former NHL star Chris Nilan discusses his book about his life after hockey, Saturday, Feb. 1, noon, free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.

BENEFITS

STYLE-ATHON, Fundraiser in memory of Colleen Ritzer, Monday, Jan. 27, 4 to 8 p.m., The Vero Salon and Spa, 1 Central St., Middleton, featuring raffles, bracelets, T-shirts, gift baskets and more; all proceeds will benefit the Colleen Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund; Wendy Davison, wudeva513@msn.com or Liz (Vero Salon), 978-750-4004.

TROOP CHALLENGE, Second annual Town-side Troop Challenge to benefit Homes for Our Troops, compete or be a spectator, Friday, Jan. 24, 7 to 9 p.m.; $25 donation per person or $75 per team; Yang's Fitness Center, 5 Dundee Park, Andover; www.YangsFitness.com, 978-475-2020.

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