We invite you to join us for Receptions for Artists of the Month, whose art we are pleased to exhibit in our Museum Shop for a month (click here for information on artist memberships and how to apply for the opportunity to exhibit), Gallery Talks, and other programs.
Friday, April 7
Friday, May 5
Friday, June 2
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month John F. Simon, Jr.
7 PM to 8 PM – GALLERY TALK
Drawing Your Own Path is an account of how visual artist John F. Simon Jr.’s daily drawing discipline became a meditation practice, and how that meditation illuminated his creative source. A practical guidebook full of Simon Jr.'s own art, Drawing Your Own Path offers meditation practitioners an alternative path to ‘just sitting’ and offers artists a way to mindfully examine and deepen the source of their creative ideas. Readers are guided through thirty–three meditation and drawing exercises, exploring concentrated looking, mindful sketching, and improvisational awareness, all designed to help practitioners discover the vast creativity within themselves and in their daily lives.
John F. Simon, Jr. is one of the pioneers in the development of Software Art. His seminal work "Every Icon" was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. In October 2005 the Whitney Museum of American Art and Printed Matter published Simon’s artist’s book and software CD, Mobility Agents, and in 2011, Simon collaborated with Icelandic singer Björk to write an app for her album, Biophilia, the first app album ever created. Simon’s artworks can be found in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Collezione Maramotti, The Brooklyn Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. John F. Simon, Jr. grew up in central Louisiana and studied Geology and Fine Art at Brown University. He went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Earth and Planetary Science at Washington University, and an MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Simon currently lives and works in Sugar Loaf, New York.
Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18
The Edward Hopper House is pleased to participate in the 2017 Nyack ArtWalk and the 2017 Path Through History Weekends.
On Friday, June 16, we will have FREE admission to the House all day. We will be open until 8pm, so come see our exhibition, and have a tour of the House with our docents.
On Saturday, June 17, we are pleased to present a production of Moliere's topsy-turvy Commedia dell'Arte "SCAPIN" performed by the Children's Shakespeare Theatre in our garden at 7pm. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and will help to support both the Edward Hopper House and the Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Rockland.
On Sunday, June 18, we will be offering FREE admission to the House, and invite you to see our exhibition and have a tour of the House with our docents.