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RTPI to host Holiday Open House

AP Photo “Moonlight Wolf” is one of the works by Guy Coheleach featured now at RTPI.

JAMESTOWN — RTPI will hold their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Amidst beautiful holiday decor inside RTPI’s iconic facility, visitors will enjoy free admission into the galleries, refreshments, and a chance to win a gift bag filled with unique museum store items. This event is part of Swedish Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, sponsored by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College.

RTPI’s is currently featuring the artwork of Guy Coheleach in their galleries. Guy Coheleach: Wildlife in Art includes over 40 original paintings by the artist. Original artwork, artifacts and memorabilia from the Peterson Collection are also on view. Two docent-led tours will be offered during the open house event: 11 a.m. — RTPI staff will take you through the galleries to view and discuss the featured exhibition, Guy Coheleach: Wildlife in Art, as well as select Roger Tory Peterson works and memorabilia; 2 p.m. — Local resident and former architect Marlin Casker will lead a unique architecture tour. You will explore the historical, cultural and artistic details and significance of RTPI’s headquarters building, an architectural gem. Tour space is limited — please RSVP to Amy Hudson by calling 716-665-2473 or emailing ahudson@rtpi.org.

In addition to tours, RTPI will host special guests in the museum store — owners of Barbara Grace Journals will be representing and selling their handmade, vintage inspired journals from 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. From 1-4 p.m., local authors Kathleen (Crocker) Evans and Jane Currie will sign copies of their Arcadia Publishing book titles, including Jamestown, Chautauqua Lake Region, and Chautauqua Institution. Also from 1-4 p.m., visitors will enjoy marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate outdoors with Paul’s Rocket Stoves.

RTPI’s Holiday Open House is a wonderful opportunity to browse the array of new items featured in RTPI’s museum store, such as original artwork, limited-edition prints, holiday ornaments, local honey and candles, Charley Harper merchandise, and much more. You’re sure to find unique and inspiring gifts for everyone on your shopping list — ask us about gift wrapping!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events at RTPI visit rtpi.org or call 665-2473. RTPI is located at 311 Curtis Street in Jamestown.

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