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, June 7, 2019
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month SARAH FORKIN
Sarah Forkin currently attends Skidmore College where she studies Studio Art. Having closely studied the life and work of Edward Hopper since 2016, Sarah was a part of the first graduating class of the Edward Hopper House “Nighthawks” Teen Leadership Program in 2018. Her loose, figurative works depict a range of life studies, as well as portraiture reflecting her personal life and the people in it.
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.
Friday, July 5, 2019
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month THOMAS DENARO
Hudson Valley-based artist, Thomas Denaro, gets his inspiration from the traditions of past pen and ink artist. His inspirations vary from local Orange County settings to breath-taking international scenery. His pen and ink drawings become a value study creating tonal nuances with a unique crosshatching effect. These tonal values give his elements instinctive textures of stone, brick, wood siding, and other man-made materials by forming a sense of realism with the viewer.
7 PM – Gallery Talk THOMAS DENARO