The next Art Studio meeting will take place on Thursday, June 22 @ 2 PM in the movie theatre. A film “The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers” will be shown.
In the vicinity of New York’s Hudson Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American Painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged and artistic vision of the American Wilderness. This was the first American school of landscape painting that emerged between 1825 and 1880.
Men with the names of (Thomas) Cole, (Asher) Durand, (Jasper) Cropsey, (Albert( Bierstadt, and (Frederick) Church would impress the world with their creative brilliance and wondrous vision.
On canvas they would bring to life 19th century America through imagination, interpretation, color, and conviction, and they would craft an idealistic identifiable narrative of an ever changing nation. This template would soon attract fervid followers and avid admirers.
The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers focuses on the story of these men and their message, its founder Thomas Cole, and other influential celebrants of this movement. These artistic pioneers and like minded devotees came to be reverently known as The Hudson River School.
After the film we will have refreshments in the ballroom and will distribute a listing of regional art exhibitions and art focused day trips for your summer enjoyment.