Art Beat: Webster will be Springsteel’s January guest artist

• Photographer Jay Webster will be the guest artist for January at Springsteel Gallery in Greenport, where an opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Mr. Webster’s photographs will be on display along with watercolors, oils and sculpture by gallery owner Bernard Springsteel.

• Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient will offer a series of ‘Traditional American Craft’ workshops. Classes include “The Art and Craft of Rug Hooking,” Jan. 22, 23 and 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.; “Introduction to Knitting,” Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; and “Dying to Knit and Crochet,” March 2, 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register call 323-2480.

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