Friday, November 3
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Julie Bowers Murphy
Julie Bowers Murphy is a painter based in Connecticut who works predominantly in acrylics. She received her BFA in painting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994, where she studied under Elin O’Hara Slavick, Marvin Saltzman, and Dennis Zaborowski. In 2000, Julie started the award winning design company, Jack and Lulu. Her design work has been featured in Vogue, Elle Decor, Food and Wine, House Beautiful, and Coastal Living. Julie’s work embraces the light, architecture and landscapes of New England and also the South where she grew up. She was recently elected as a member of the prestigious Connecticut Women Artists.
7 - 8 PM – GALLERY TALK: Joe Fusaro / ART21
Senior Education Advisor, ART21
Edward Hopper House is pleased to present a special screening with Art21, producers of the Peabody Award-winning series, Art in the Twenty-First Century on PBS. Join us for films featuring the Chicago-based illustrator Chris Ware, renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems, and sculptor/installation artist Fred Wilson. The evening will be hosted by Nyack's department chair for Visual Arts, Joe Fusaro, who also serves as senior education advisor for Art21.
Friday, December 1
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Collette Fournier
Fournier has worked as a staff photographer for The Rockland Journal-News, The Bergen Record, about...time magazine, and freelanced for The New York Post and has worked in the television industry. Earlier in her career Fournier was selected by
the Rochester City School District and the University of Rochester to photograph three educational tours to West Africa.
Fournier is an active member of NYC-based Kamoinge Inc., an African American photography collective. Through Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, Kamoinge published Sweet Breath of Life, A Poetic Narrative of the African American Familywith writer Ntozake Shange. Through Kamoinge and The Soros Institute/ Open Society grant, Ms. Fournier’s photos were on view in “Kamoinge: Revealing the Face of Katrina” in NYC at HP at Calumet Gallery and at the College of New Rochelle, Gordon Parks Gallery.
Fournier is an active member of the University Photographer’s Association of America (UPAA). She was honored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her photography. Fournier received a Community Service Award from the Rockland County Legislature for the Arts, NAACP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center and received the 2008 Artist of Award by the County Executive Arts Awards of the Arts Council in Rockland County. Fournier has been Artist-in- Residence at the CEJJES Institute in Pomona, NY, and her photographic
achievements were recently recognized in Nyack’s News and Views.
7-8 PM – GALLERY TALK: "Retrospective: Spirit of a People"
Produced through an Arts Council grant, Kamoinge photographer Collette V. Fournier’s “Retrospective: Spirit of a People” is a historic embodiment of four decades of her photography archives.
The presentation takes the viewer from black and white to color imagery and from film to digital capture. Fournier’s serial works explore themes of The Amistad:
From Mystic Seaport to Nova Scotia, Post Hurricane Katrina, Travels to West Africa, and her community.
Friday, January 5, 2018
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Ray Wright
7-8 PM - GALLERY TALK: Ray Wright on Nature Photography
Ray Wright will share his insights and passion for nature photography, discussing how he goes about finding subjects to shoot, his process and photography tips, where the best places are in Rockland for nature photography, and more.