"All Green Everything," Christina Massey

Courtesy of the artist

The department store windows of Midtown aren’t the only place to see holiday masterpieces.

This Tuesday is the opening reception for Wreath Interpretations, the Arsenal Gallery’s long-running show that invites anyone from the community to submit designs for their own take on the traditional holiday symbol. In its 34th year, the exhibit will feature more than 40 contributors ranging from fine artists and designers to regular New Yorkers.

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That open submission policy means you'll sure to see some unusual wreaths. This year, beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils and gardening tools were among the materials used to build them. And while themes like this summer's Pokemon Go phenomenon do crop up, the artists also take the opportunity to call attention to social issues, with climate change and family heritage getting some attention.


Be the first to see the wreaths at an opening reception Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, located on the third floor of Central Park’s Arsenal Building, at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue. The free exhibition will run from Dec. 7 until Jan. 5, 2017.

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