On the First Friday of each month, join us for opening receptions for artists of the month (click here for information on artist memberships), lectures and other programs.
Friday, October 7
6 PM - Reception for October Artist of the Month LINDA PEARLMAN KARLSBURG
7 PM - Art Talk - Michelle Donnelly, Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will investigate the vital role of drawing in Edward Hopper's creative process. A prolific draftsman, Hopper first experimented with the technique during his upbringing in Nyack, where the geography and architecture sparked his imagination. He soon thereafter mastered the medium, using drawing to record his surroundings and explore ideas for compositions. While his technical skills evolved over the years, his drawings from boyhood to maturity relied upon a combination of observation, imagination, and memory to create familiar yet arresting scenes of modern life.
Friday, November 4
6 PM - Reception for Artist of the Month
7 PM - Art Talk - Laura Vookles,Chair of the Curatorial Department at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, shares her insights about the current Hopper’s Hudson exhibition and the collections she curates. In the 1990s, the Hudson River Museum mounted an educational display called “The Visitor in the Landscape,” which instituted a new way of looking at the full range of its landscape collections. Considering the visitor in the landscape brings pertinent questions to all these artworks. The artist is a visitor when setting up an easel or tripod by the river, but so are we—whether enjoying nature outside, or vicariously through their art.