Gomez Mill House Museum Marlboro, NY To Exhibit Award-Winning Art

 

June 26, 2012                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                

  Contact: Ruth K. Abrahams

          Executive Director

 212-294-8329 rabrahams@cjh.org                                           

 

EIGHT LOCAL ARTISTS PARTICIPATE IN PLEIN AIR ART EXHIBIT OPENING AT GOMEZ MILL HOUSE ON SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

 

An exhibit of beautiful Plein Air artwork based on the Gomez Mill House will open at 1 pm on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Gallery G at the Gomez Mill House.  A reception will follow with artists available to meet and greet guests. Admission to the Gallery on opening day is free. A special tour of the Mill House will be offered to Gallery guests at 2 pm at a reduced admission of $5.00. following the opening.

Plein Air is a style of painting produced out of doors in natural light. The term, en plein air is specifically translates from French as “in the open air and in natural light.”  The award-winning local artists participating in the show include: Stephen Blumenthal, Mona Birmingham, Daisy DePuthod, Naomi Genen, Ardis Ketterer, Mickie MacMillan, William Noonan, and the late Mary Evelyn WhitehilL.

The show will be on exhibit in Gallery G at the Gomez Mill House located on the second floor of the Gomez Mill House Museum from July 1 through August 19. During the exhibit, admission to one of the regularly scheduled tours of the Mill House will include admission to the exhibit. A reduced admission to visit the Gallery only is available for $3.00.

Plein Air at the Gomez Mill House Opening Day is part of the Gomez Mill House seasonal public program series, Sunday at Mill House.  The 2012 series opened on Sunday, June 24th with author Chuck D’Imperio.

The 2012 Sunday at Mill House Programs:

July 1 – Opening of Exhibition: Plein Air at the Gomez Mill House. Works by eight local artists various media will be on exhibit through August 24th.

August 5 – Lecture. Presentation by award-winning photographer and author Gloria Golden on her acclaimed sociological project on Hispanic American descendents of Crypto-Jews.

August 26 – Sculpture Installation.  Presentation and Paper-Making Demonstration. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Dard Hunter Mill, artist and Rockland Community College Professor, Stephen Churchill, will open the installation of his newest sculpture inspired by Dard Hunter on the bridge of the historic Dard Hunter Mill.

August 26 – Lecture-Demonstration. Professor Churchill will speak on the techniques of papermaking and demonstrate how to make paper using the historic Dard Hunter beaters, still operable where they were originally placed in the Mill by Dard Hunter.

September 9 – Wolfert Acker’s Ferry on the Hudson. A discussion by local historian, Jim Berkise on his research on the history of Wolfert Acker Ferry. Wolfert Acker lived in the Gomez Mill House from 1772 until his death in 1799. The ferry is believed to be the first one across the Hudson from Newburgh to Beacon.

 October – TBA

Programs are in formation to the end of the 2012 season and subject to change.  Visit the Gomez Mill House website at www.gomez.org or call the Museum office at 845-236-3126 to confirm current schedules.   

The Gomez Foundation for Mill House is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) established to support the preservation, conservation, and public programs of the Gomez Mill House and Historic Site. Gomez Mill House is the oldest extant Jewish dwelling in North America.

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Press Release Gomez Mill House Marlboro, NY

June 15, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dr. Ruth K. Abrahams
Executive Director
212-294-8329 rabrahams@cjh.org

                                                                                                                      2012 SEASON OF SUNDAY AT MILL HOUSE OPENS ON JUNE 24, 2012

                                                              Author Chuck D’Imperio to Speak on his new work, Great Graves of Upstate New York: Final Resting Places of 70 True American Legends

Award-winning radio broadcaster and author D’Imperio will open the 2012 season of Sunday at Mill House at the Gomez Mill House on Sunday, June 24 at 1 pm.
D’Imperio will speak on his book Great Graves of Upstate New York: Final Resting Places of 70 True American Legends– a fascinating look at the lives and deaths of iconic Americans who were buried in Upstate NY. Some of the famous and infamous highlighted include Mark Twain, Harriet Tubman, B.F. Goodrich, four U.S. Presidents, Lucille Ball, James Fennimore Cooper, Helen Hayes, Wells & Fargo, the original “Uncle Sam” and the world’s most famous one-legged tap dancer!

D’Imperio is perhaps best known for his 23 years of broadcasting and for his induction into NYS Country Music Hall of Fame as “NY Broadcaster of the Year,” in 2000. He also wrote as a newspaper columnist, and is the author of numerous books of interest on New York State. He his latest work due out this year is entitled, 50 Museums in Upstate New York You Have Never Heard Of!, which includes a chapter devoted to the Gomez Mill House.

Sunday at Mill House is offered each year at the Gomez Mill House during its regular season. This summer, in addition to Mr. D’Imperio on June 24th, the 2012 SAM series offers the following:

July 1 – Opening of Exhibition: Plein Aire at the Gomez Mill House… Works by nine local artists various media will be on exhibit through August 24th.

August 5 – Presentation by award-winning photographer and author Gloria Golden on her acclaimed sociological project on Hispanic American descendents of Crypto-Jews.

August 12 – Wolfert Acker’s Ferry on the Hudson: a discussion by local historian, Jim Berkise, about his research on the history of Wolfert Acker’s Ferry. Wolfert Acker lived in the Gomez Mill House from 1772 until his death in 1799. The ferry is believed to be the first one going across the Hudson from Newburgh to Beacon.

August 26 – Sculpture Installation: Presentation and Paper-Making Demonstration. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Dard Hunter Mill, Artist and Professor Stephen Churchill will open the installation of a sculpture inspired by Dard Hunter on the Bridge of the historic Dard Hunter Mill. He will also speak on the techniques of papermaking and demonstrate how to make paper using the historic Dard Hunter beaters, still operable where they were originally placed in the Mill by Dard Hunter.

September – October – TBA

The Gomez Foundation for Mill House is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) established to support the preservation, conservation, and public programs of the Gomez Mill House Historic Site

Gomez Mill House is the oldest Jewish dwelling in North America, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Marlboro, New York, it is the oldest historic residence in Orange County. For more information, visit http://www.gomez.org or call the Foundation at 212-294-8329. For site tours, call Gomez Mill House at 845-236-3126.

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