For more information please visit the Edward Hopper House Art Center online at www.edwardhopperhouse.org
Small Matters of Great Importance: En Route – Annual Juried Small Works Show
Through January 4, 2015
Juror: Kenise Barnes, Director of Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Edward Hopper House presents the its 21st annual small works exhibition. This year’s theme, En Route, celebrates the new bridge being built across Edward Hopper’s beloved Hudson River and recognizes Hopper’s frequent use of travel themes in his paintings. Selected artists: John Aquilino, Chris Ekstrom, Robert Hunter, Michael Iskowitz, William Jobson, Flavio Morante, Crista Pisano, Elisa Pritzker, Caroline Blum, Kathy Cantwell, Emily Cucalon, Lisa Delmonico, Jacquelyn Etling, Lisa Fiore, Daly Flanagan, Marilyn Friedman, Shabnam K. Ghazi, Daric Gill, Devorah Rosen Goldman, Heather Goodman, Jeri Greenberg, Erica Hauser, Laura Johansen, Carole P. Kunstadt, Elizabeth Meggs, Katherine Rohrbacher, Lynn Stein, Laurie Steinhorst, Toru Sugita, Erin White, Eunice Yu, Win Zibeon.
Wendell Minor: Illustrations from “Edward Hopper Paints His World”
November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015 in the Hopper Hallway Gallery
Edward Hopper House is pleased to present a series of illustrations by Wendell Minor created for the new picture book biography “Edward Hopper Paints His World” (written by Robert Burleigh with illustrations by Wendell Minor). According to The Wall Street Journal, “In the rich, warm picture-book pages of ‘Edward Hopper Paints His World,’ Mr. Minor deploys his own considerable skills with the brush to summon resonant scenes of Hopper seeming to enter what would become his own paintings… This is a lovely, serene introduction for 5- to 10-year-olds to the creative process and to the particular, haunting talent of Hopper himself.”
Edward Hopper in Nyack – Memorabilia and Early Work and Christmas Cards by Edward Hopper
Ongoing in the Sanborn Gallery
Early drawings and paintings, created while Hopper was living in the Nyack home, together with memorabilia, including model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel, are presented on an ongoing basis. Also on view are a series of Christmas cards and notes that Edward Hopper illustrated and sent to family and friends.
FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS
Book talk and signing with illustrator Wendell Minor
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7-8 pm
Artist Wendell Minor will discuss the process of creating “Edward Hopper Paints His World,” a picture book biography that introduces Hopper to the next generation.
Free GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture Demo presented by Patti Mollica, local author and artist
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:30-8 pm
The GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture Demo is a fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a thorough review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. The lecture demo will present information on pigments types, characteristics, heavy body paints, fluids, Slow-dry OPEN acrylics, iridescents, the new QoR Watercolors, acrylic mediums, texture pastes, and much more. Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. All participants who register in advance will receive free product samples and an extensive literature packet, including hand-painted color charts and creative ideas for using acrylic. To register, contact Patti Mollica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Artist of the Month Receptions at Edward Hopper House:
November Artist Member of the Month: Michael Stimola – Reception Nov. 7th, 6-8 PM
December Artist Member of the Month: Rae Court – Reception Dec. 5th, 5-6:30 PM
Call for Artists for the upcoming exhibition Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life!
Dates of exhibition: August 22-October18, 2015
Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2015
More information: www.edwardhopperhouse.org/exhibiting
Edward Hopper House is seeking proposals from artists whose work embodies themes relating to “Domesticity.” Domesticity is defined as life inside a home and the activities of the family or of the people who share the home. Home is the emotional center of our existence in a somewhat fragmented society. Historically, the events that take place within these spaces have been subject matter for artists, expressing the social themes that impacted their daily lives. Nineteenth Century American artists produced sentimental visions of life portraying the idyllic family. In contrast, contemporary artists’ depictions of everyday life are complex reflections of house and home. For more information and guidelines, go to ww.edwardhopperhouse.org/exhibiting.
Edward Hopper House is seeking volunteer docents to work at least 5 hours per month giving tours and gallery talks. For more information, go to www.edwardhopperhouse.org/docent-program.
About the Edward Hopper House Art Center
Edward Hopper House is the birthplace of artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) and was his primary residence until 1910. Since 1971 it has been a non-profit art center with a mission to preserve Hopper’s birthplace and to encourage community engagement with the arts.
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 PM or by appointment
docents are available on weekends to give tours; call Hopper House to arrange tours for groups at other times (for additional fee).
Admission: Free for members and 16 & under; $2 students 17 & above; $5 seniors; $7 adults. Free for all visitors on the first Friday of each month made possible by First Niagara Bank Corporation.
Discount packages can be obtained from Metro North Railroad: www.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/outbound_edward_hopper.htm