June 26, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ruth K. Abrahams
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.