Each First Friday of every month, we invite you to join us for Gallery Talks, and Receptions for Artists of the Month whose art we are pleased to display in our Museum Shop.
(Click here for information on artist memberships and how to apply for the opportunity to display your work.)
Friday, August 4
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Suzanne Clothier
Suzanne H Clothier was born in 1920 and has been painting since she was 15 years old. She graduated from Yale University with a BFA. She has shown and sold her work in galleries, museums, and institutions with a personal following in the hills and fields of Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey. Now living in New City, NY she is still painting at 97 years old.
7 PM to 8 PM – GALLERY TALK: POETRY READING
Nick Norwood is a professor of creative writing at Columbus State University and the director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians in Columbus, Georgia, and Nyack, New York.
His poems have appeared widely in such journals, online sites, and national broadcasts as The Paris Review, Shenandoah, Oxford American, Poetry Daily, PBS NewsHour’s Art Beat, U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, NPR’s Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and many others. He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Hollis Summers Prize in Poetry, an International Merit Award from Atlanta Review, and both a Tennessee Williams Scholarship and Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to attend the Sewanee Writers Conference. His third and most recent full volume, Gravel and Hawk, was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. He has collaborated with artist and master printmaker Erika Adams on two books featuring his poetry--Wrestle (2007) and Text (2016), with photographer Chuck Hemard on the book The Pines: Southern Forests due out later this year, and with sculptor Mike McFalls on the permanent art installation “powerhouse,” which features Nick’s poem of the same name and is mounted in corten steel on the RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia. In March 2016 his article on “Tone and the International Style” in the work of the Northern Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney appeared in the international Irish studies journal Estudios Irlandeses, published at the University of Barcelona. Nick has been the sole poet representing the United States at the Euroscience Open Forum’s session “Science Meets Poetry” on four separate occasions—in Munich (2006), Turin (2010), Copenhagen (2014), and Manchester (2016). An award-winning teacher, Nick served as the co-director of the EC-Ireland study abroad program from 2013-2015, as site director of CSU’s Spencer House in Oxford, England, in spring of 2008, at which time he was also a visiting fellow of Greyfriars Hall, and he has taught in study abroad and study away programs in Oxford, Swäbisch Gmünd, Germany, and New York City. As director of the Carson McCullers Center, he has made frequent appearances to speak on McCullers’s life and work in the United States and abroad—including at the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) in April 2017—and will do so again at the international Carson McCullers scholars conference at John Cabot University in Rome in July 2017.
Friday, September 1
7 PM to 8 PM – GALLERY "TALK": Bach to Rock's "Teacher Creature"
Bach to Rock's music teachers are "Teacher Creature" and they play classic rock and contemporary favorites. Bach to Rock provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Nanuet, New City, Pearl River, Suffern & West Nyack.