Happenings at the Edward Hopper House Art Center: Sept-Oct 2015


HopperHouse_ExteriorFollowing is the Exhibition and Event schedule for the Edward Hopper House Art Center in September and October, 2015. For additional information visit edwardhopperhouse.org

The Edward Hopper House Art Center is located at 82 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, with extended hours for First Friday evenings.


Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life. On view through October 18, 2015 in the Main Gallery
Curators: Shari Fischberg & Sally Spivack
Edward Hopper House presents a group exhibition featuring 16 artists who challenge traditional notions of home and domestic life. Artists included in this exhibition: Adam Brent, Borinquen Gallo, Sarah Holcomb & Patrick Sandefur, Daniel Kazimierski, Tara Kopp, Eileen MacAvery, Ingrid Menendez, Brittany Miller, Josh Millis, Shervone Neckles, Eileen Brady Nelson, Kirsten Nelson, Jeanie Neyer, Christine Randolph, David Spear, Traci Talasco.

Small Matters of Great Importance: Light & Shadow
Annual Juried Small Works Show in the Main Gallery
October 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Juror: Lisa Panzera, PhD, Senior Director of Fergus McCaffrey, New York
Annual juried small works show featuring artists from around the world. This year’s theme “Light & Shadow,” refers to the importance of sunlight in Hopper’s work.

Sculpture in the Garden 2015, through October 4, 2015
Edward Hopper House presents a selection of large-scale sculpture in the garden once again this year with a group show organized by Eric David Laxman. Exhibiting artists: Thea Lanzisero, Eric David Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, and Conrad Levenson.

Edward Hopper- Early Work and Memorabilia, Ongoing in the Sanborn Gallery
Early drawings, paintings, and etchings, together with memorabilia, including model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel, are presented on an ongoing basis.

Artists of the Month 2015
Artist members of the Edward Hopper House are invited to display work in the Edward Hopper House gift shop each month with receptions on First Fridays.
September: Kelly Ann Monaghan. Reception September 4, 6-7 pm
October: Jane Cowles. Reception October 2, 6-7 pm


Hopper Hootenanny featuring the Old No. 7 Band
Sunday, September 27, 5-7:30 pm
Advance tickets $45 ($50 at door)
Third annual fundraising event with live music by the Old No. 7 Band, dancing, bourbon bar, food/drinks, silent auction, and more! Purchase tickets through website, call, or send check.

George Way: A Lifetime of Collecting Dutch Art
September 4, 7 PM
Edward Hopper was a fan of many Dutch artists, most notably Rembrandt, whose Nightwatch he described as “the most wonderful thing of his I have seen, it’s past belief in its reality–it almost amounts to deception.”

Here is a chance to learn about Dutch art from a passionate collector, George Way, who shares his experiences from several decades of collecting Dutch fine art and artifacts. From a 15 year old novice, to a collector, to a connoisseur, Way has seen his collection has grow to become the most definitive private collection of 17th century Dutch art and artifacts in the United States–a collection that would likely make Edward Hopper and his Dutch forebears proud.

Highlights from his collection are currently on view through November 15, 2015 in the exhibition “From Holland to Here” at the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives in Orangeburg, New York.

An All-Hopper Evening of Poetry
October 2, 7 PM
Nyack poet Maxine Silverman will read “Our Year of Edward Hopper” from her newest collection Momentarily, and Carole Stone, a New Jersey poet, will read from Hurt, The Shadow: the Josephine Hopper Poems. Both poets have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and are the recipients of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies.

In addition to her chapbooks and two books of poetry (Transport of the Aim, a garland of poems on the lives of Emily Dickinson, TW Higginson and Celia Thaxter from Parallel Press and Palimpsest from Dos Madres Press), Maxine Silverman (www.maxinegsilverman.com) has also created collage and assemblage inspired by Hopper’s paintings. Carole Stone is the author of seven chapbooks and four books of poetry, most recently American Rhapsody (Cavan Kerry Press). As Harvey Shapiro said of Hurt, The Shadow (Dos Madres Press), “Edward Hopper’s paintings fascinate poets because they contain the essence of American loneliness.” Jo Hopper, his wife, model and muse, fascinates Stone even more. A book sale and signing will follow the readings.

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