Each First Friday of every month, we invite you to join us for FREE Gallery Talks, and Receptions for our Artists of the Month whose art we are pleased to display in our Museum Shop.
Friday, MAY 3, 2019
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month
Chris Randolph, ATR-BC, LCAT, is an artist and art therapist. She is the director of the Rockland Living Museum at Rockland Psychiatric Center, an open art studio for adults with psychiatric illness. Chris has exhibited her paintings at the Queens Museum, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Hopper House, ROCA, Pomona Cultural Center. She is passionate about the intersection of physical well-being, psychology, creativity, and spirituality.
7 PM – Gallery Talk
Chris Randolph, and Lisa Dominick MS, OTR, CHT will be exploring the idea that even physical injury and recovery involves the emotions and that art is a natural and healing outlet for any kind of recovery. Art Therapist Chris Randolph and Lisa Dominick give their perspective on what Chris’s drawings express and represent.
Friday, June 7, 2019
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month TBD
7 PM – Gallery Talk : JOSEPH STANTON
Joseph Stanton is a poet and art historian who has written extensively on the works of Edward Hopper. He will be reading and commenting on a selection of his Hopper-inspired poems while showing the paintings on screen. He will provide a list of the poems so audience members can, if they wish, make requests. Many of Stanton’s poems inspired by Hopper works have appeared in literary magazines (including Poetry, Poetry East,Cortland Review, Ekphrasis, Tribeca Poetry Review, and Ekphrasis Review) and in three of his six collections of poems. Books that include Hopper images are Things Seen (Brickroad Poetry Press, 2016), Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art (Time Being Books, 1999).
Stanton's next book of poems, Moving Pictures, forthcoming soon from Shanti Arts Publications, will feature a new sequence of Hopper-inspired poems.
Stanton has also written about Winslow Homer, Edward Gorey, children’s picture books, the flora and fauna of Hawaii, and baseball history. Stanton is Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.