Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II
April 13-June 9
Curators: Elizabeth Sayles and Rick Beyer
OPENING RECEPTION: April 13, 5-7 PM
An exhibition of original works by soldiers in “The Ghost Army,” an extraordinary World War II deception unit loaded with artists.
This top-secret group of GI’s helped win the war with inflatable tanks, sound effects and illusion. As they travelled across the battlefields of Europe they documented everything with watercolors, ink, and pastel, creating a vast array of artwork. Artists in the unit included fashion designer Bill Blass, painter/sculptor Ellsworth Kelly, and wildlife artist Arthur Singer.
This exhibition features wartime paintings and sketches by more than 15 Ghost Army soldiers. It includes Blass’s wartime sketchbook and exquisite Singer watercolors, as well as works by Rockland County Ghost Army veterans Bill Sayles and Ned Harris.
See the New York Times review here!
For more on the Ghost Army, go to: www.ghostarmy.org
April Member Artist of the month
Artist of the month: Each month we display a different artist member's work in our gift shop. All members at the Artist level ($50) and above are eligible to enter to be considered. Only 12 artists per year can be included, so there are no guarantees. You must do the online submission here in order to be considered. To join or up upgrade your membership, click here.
In the Sanborn Gallery:
My Dear Mr. Hopper: The Story Starts Here
May 18 - October 20, 2013
Curator: Elizabeth Thompson Colleary
Edward Hopper House Art Center presents an exhibition of 20 original letters from Alta Hilsdale (1884-1948) to Edward Hopper (1882-1967) that document their previously unknown relationship and provide a new context for understanding the work he created during the decade the letters span, 1904-14.
This exhibition was made possible with support from:
A photographic journey through Hopper's world by Charles Sternaimolo
Ongoing in the Hopper Hallway Gallery
By searching through Josephine Hopper’s meticulous notes, studying the work of fellow Hopper scholars, checking with local residents and historians, and even walking through an area in search of a “Hopper scene,” photographer Charles Sternaimolo has identified and documented well over 150 places painted by the artist, culminating in a visual comparison through photography of Hopper’s painted locations.