Join us in celebrating the opening of Slate as Muse and vote for your favorite artwork. Curator Serena Kovalosky and many of the Slate as Muse artists will be available ad the June 6 opening to answer questions and share their insights into their work. The Slate as Muse exhibition wlll continue through November 7, 2014.
Slate as Muse Artists: James C. Bassett, Kathleen Bennett Bastis, Nicholas Benson, Linda Biggers, Susan Breen, Tony Conner, Alyssha Eve Csuk, Chrissey Dittus, Carol Driscoll, Kerry O. Furlani, Jeanne Heifetz, Michael Kukla, Adriano Manocchia, Thomas Merwin, Michael Updike, Gyula Varosy, Herb Weigand, Nancy P. Weis, Richard Weis
An Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:30pm. A $300 First Prize Award, juried by Erin B. Coe, Chief Curator of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, will be announced. Refreshments will be served.
For more information and to find out about our special "Curator's Tour" visit: http://www.slatevalleymuseum.org/slate-as-muse-opening-reception.html
The quarries of the Slate Valley in New York and Vermont produce most of the colored slate sold nationwide for roofing, landscaping and interior design. Slate as Muse invites visitors to experience slate in fascinating and unique ways - through the eyes of artists. Using slate as their creative muse, sculptors, painters, photographers and mixed media artists from throughout the United States offer innovative perspectives on a material that is usually found in functional settings.
The Slate as Muse project is supported in part by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities as well as with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.