Each First Friday of every month, we invite you to join us for Gallery Talks, and Receptions for our Artists of the Month whose art we are pleased to display in our Museum Shop.
Friday, OCTOBER 5, 2018
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Jayne Feinberg Stuecklen
Jayne Feinberg Stuecklen was born in Suffern, NY and attended Parsons School of Design, NYC, The Art Students League, NYC and University of Texas, Austin, TX. She was a recipient of a CETA grant in the early 1970s in Provincetown MA where she developed programs building playgrounds and outdoor mural projects for children. Her art continued to develop while living in Sandgate, VT with her late husband Karl Stuecklen where she developed a program of art for people with dementia called “I Am Still Here” in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association in Bennington, VT. She also showed in many local Vermont galleries. She now lives and works in Nyack, NY.
Jayne creates improvisational processes that mirror feelings and inspirations. The work is often a graphic memoir of reflections on her own history of experience allowing hidden feelings and desires to surface. Since living in Nyack, the inspiration of light from the east and the view of the Hudson River have elaborated her work from assemblages of found objects and the processes of deconstruction and reconstruction to the exploration of painting watercolors of flowers. The daily practice of water coloring soon led to the use of other water base paints and glazes creating layered textures that
evoke abstract landscapes
7-8 PM - Film Screening: "To Inform and Delight", a documentary on Milton Glaser by Wendy Keys
For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating the enduring I Love NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser's remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, TO INFORM AND DELIGHT: THE WORK OF MILTON GLASER. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men. Artfully directed by first-time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser's personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, as well as the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity. - FANDOR.com
Friday, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Peggy Opalek
Ms. Opalek has exhibited work in various libraries and galleries in New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester, NAWA (National Association of Women Artists, NYC), Bergen County Camera in Westwood and Blue Hill Cultural Art Center in Pearl River. She captures interesting places and moments in time with a wide range of subjects from street photography, nature, landscapes, reflections and textures. Her show in the gift shop of the Edward Hopper House is focused on her love of textures.She says, "From weathered wood, peeling paint and oxidized rust, I want the textures to jump off the paper and grab the viewer."
7-8 PM - Gallery Talk
Creating from Devastation: World War II and Its Impact on Art
presented by Ashleigh Malone
From 1939 to 1945, World War II had interrupted the careful balance established after the first world war and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Violent, controversial and brutal, the effects of the battle were felt by everyone, even those who were not directly involved. Among them were artists who used their talent to draw inspiration and create works from this global devastation like Edward Hopper. Hopper’s works are seen as lonely, withdrawn, and isolated which signifies the lack of human touch and empathy during this turbulent time. With the eruption of two world wars in just thirty years, were Edward Hopper’s works truly illustrating the sociopolitical reality of the early twentieth century?
Friday, DECEMBER 7, 2018
7-8 PM - SPECIAL ENCORE: "Hopper Scenes"
in collaboration with The Children's Shakespeare Theater and the Center for Safety and Change, we are thrilled to re-present scenes based on paintings by Edward Hopper, reimagined to consider issues of domestic violence and mental health. Tableaux staged throughout the house came to life as the audience was guided to experience each scene.
7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. showings