ART CLUB. Friday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The library’s Art Club will complete an art project exploration. For children in preschool and older. No experience needed. www.hwlibrary.org.
WIL SWINK EXHIBIT. On view through Dec. 20 at Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly. Exhibit of original paintings by Wil Swink of North Hampton, N.H. Open to the public during banking hours. www.beverlycoop.com.
“PORTRAITS FROM AFRICA.” On view through Jan. 1 at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center and Rehab, Vinnin Square, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. The gallery’s final exhibit for 2013 features wildlife images by Don Montemorra of Swampscott, highlighting his recent travels in Africa. 978-741-5700.
“SCORE FOR A COLOR FIELD.” On view through Jan. 2, 17 Cox gallery, 17 Cox Court, Beverly. An opening reception will take place for “Score for a Color Field,” an exhibit of Floor van de Velde’s work exploring light, space, sound and color. Elizabeth Woodward, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-712-8858.
“RITUAL AND FANTASY.” On view through Jan. 10, Spencer Presentation Gallery, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Exhibit features new work by Endicott College art professors Ric Haynes and Mark Towner. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
“LIGHTING THE NIGHT: THE LANTERN AS ART.” On view through Jan. 11, True North Gallery, 25 Woodbury St., South Hamilton. A group exhibition of lanterns, candle holders and oil lamps, created by artists near and far. Exhibit features work in clay, stone, metal, concrete, glass and mixed media. All work available for purchase. www.truenorthgallery.net.
“GREETINGS FROM PEABODY.” The Art of Greeting Cards and Postcards” exhibit on view through May 4 at the Peabody Historical Society, Cassidy Art Museum, 33 Washington St., Peabody. Peabody Historical Society’s newest exhibit features a variety of antique cards from the Society’s collection. Learn how styles evolved from the elaborate and sentimental cards of the late Victorian Era, to the often humorous and “cartoonish” cards of the 1930s and 1940s. Visitors may also read the messages penned by Peabody residents to loved ones and friends. Heather Leavell, 978-531-0805.