Archive for June, 2013

Round Stone Barn by Eric Sloane

June 27, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

   

Round Stone Barn (Hancock Shaker Museum, Massachusetts) by Eric Sloane, N.A.  O/P, 28″ wide x 24″ tall by site.  In excellent original condition housed in an original Walter Skor frame.  Signed Eric Sloane, N.A. lower left.  Round Stone Barn is a wonderful treatment of perhaps Eric’s most treasured subjects – the uniquely American barn.  A deep sense of mood is conveyed by Sloane’s use of interior barn boards to place the viewer inside of a carriage shed looking out onto the farm yard.  Sloane’s use and depiction of light and shadow is particularly complex and to excellent effect.  Round Stone Barn  appears as a full color plate on page 65 (1967 1st ed.) of Sloane’s seminal work on the subject, An Age of Barns.  Please contact the gallery for pricing and additional information.  SORRY-SOLD.

Autumn on the Cape by Eric Sloane

June 27, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

 

 

    Autumn in Chatham, Cape Cod by Eric Sloane, N.A.  O/P, 27.25″ wide x 19.50″ tall by site.  In excellent original condition housed in an original Walter Skor frame.  Signed Eric Sloane, N.A. lower left.  Autumn in Chatham, Cape Cod is a rich and complex view of old coastal Cape Cod.  A photo of the artist holding this work upon it’s completion accompanies this work.  Please contact the gallery for pricing and additional information.

Autumn Clouds by Eric Sloane

June 27, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

 

          Autumn Clouds by Eric Sloane, N.A.  O/P, 38.25″ wide x 28.25″ tall by site.  In excellent original condition housed in an original Walter Skor frame.  Signed Eric Sloane, N.A. lower left.   A large and visually stunning work executed at the height of Sloane’s skills in capturing the mood and feeling of a fine autumnal afternoon.  Originally sold by the artist himself, Autumn Clouds  has never again been offered for sale until now.   A photograph of Eric Sloane with this painting on his easel accompanies this painting.  Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

 

June 27, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

“Farmer Edith” picking black raspberries this morning in the berry patch.  Light breezes, high humidity, and a darkening Western sky foretells of an afternoon of unsavory weather, including thunderstorms…a good time to harvest some ripe berries to enjoy over a bowl of cold Vanilla ice cream.

June 21, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

It is sometimes difficult to imagine that the lambs pictured were the same two we had to rescue earlier this year.  Pictured are mother Emmy, with twin lambs Joe and Sarah.  All three are happy and healthy, as well as overly friendly…

Supporters of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Musuem

June 19, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

The Friends of The Eric Sloane Musuem is grateful for the support we receive from our members.  Thank you! 

President’s Circle

Jeffrey and Katrina Bischoff

The Cain Family Foundation

James and Rebecca Mauch

James, Elizabeth, and Edith Mauch

 

Sponsor

Bob Coppola

Amy Gillenson

Peter and Carol Kern

Cecilia Mullen

John Pennings

Toby Robinson

Michael Salvino

Harold Stewart

George A. Stickels

 

Family

Lucy Ball

Bryan and Rachel Clothier

Linda and Ed D’Orlando

Ophelia Dahl and Lisa Frantzis

Izaak Davis

Mike and Kathy Kopach

Alice Mandel

Craig Marcin

Maureen O’Farrell

Dr. and Mrs. Peters

 

Individual

Michael H. Bird

Douglas Erwin

Sarah Ann Gallagher

Marieluise Hutchinson

Hattie Mauch

Clayton Preston

Toni Ann Presti

Scott Sheldon

 

Contributor

Steve Lawrence

June 18, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Barbara Russ

Museum Assistant

Eric Sloane Museum

(860) 927-3849

Eric Sloane Museum Seeking Entries for Trash Art Exhibit

Kent, Connecticut, May 27, 2013—The Eric Sloane Museum is currently seeking entries for the Trash Art: Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-Imagine, and Re-purpose exhibit being held at the Eric Sloane Museum from July 20th to July 27th. Local residents of all skill levels are encouraged to create art from re-purposed, recycled, discarded, or used materials. Prizes will be awarded in various categories including an under 18 category, and participants can even choose to have their artwork offered for sale to the general public.

Participants should deliver art to the Eric Sloane Museum between 10am and 4pm July 4-8; July 11-14; and July 18th-19th. Participants should expect to fill out a form with a description of materials used, name, and title of the piece. There is a limit of five entries per person. An opening reception will be held on July 20th from 11am-4pm. During the reception, Bob Coppola of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will be holding a workshop for children and young adults entitled Making Toys From Discarded and Everyday Objects. The reception and workshop are free. Participants should also plan on picking up their works of art by July 28th.

The Eric Sloane Museum was built as a collaborative effort between Eric Sloane and Stanley Works of New Britain to commemorate the tool company’s 125th anniversary. Sloane is known to lovers of Americana as an artist and author who brought to life many forgotten customs and skills of past generations. In all, Sloane authored and illustrated over 38 books.

The Eric Sloane Museum is located in Kent, Connecticut on Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.) just north of the village of Kent and the intersections of Route 7 and 341. The museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4 pm.

 

Press Release for Trash Art: Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-Imagine, and Re-purpose – exhibit, contest, and sale to be held at the Eric Sloane Museum July 20-27 (see posting below)

June 16, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

The Eric Sloane Museum in Kent is pleased to announce their latest exhibition entitled Trash Art:  Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-Imagine, and Re-purpose to be held at the Eric Sloane Museum from July 20th to July 27th.  An opening reception will be held on July 20th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during that time Bob Coppola of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will be holding a workshop for children and young adults entitled Making Toys From Discarded and Everyday Objects.  The reception and the workshop are free.

Trash Art:  Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-Imagine, and Re-purpose is part of a series of events held on the grounds of the museum throughout 2013 that playfully explores the relationship between the Eric Sloane Museum and its environs, which was once the dump for the town of Kent. The Eric Sloane Museum is seeking entries for this exhibit and invites anyone to participate in this unique, thought-provoking artistic experience that celebrates the creative side of re-cycling.  Anyone of any age and artistic ability is welcome to participate and there is no charge to do so.  Participants in the Trash Art exhibit will need to create their artistic works from recycled, discarded, or used materials.  Prizes will be awarded in various categories including an under 18 category, and participants can even choose to have their artwork offered for sale to the general public.

For more information on the Trash Art exhibit, contest, and sale, please contact Barb Russ of the Eric Sloane Museum at 860-927-3849, or visit www.friendsoftheericsloanemuseum.org.

Trash Art: Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-purpose Contest, Exhibit and Sale @ The Eric Sloane Museum

June 16, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

 

The Eric Sloane Museum is seeking entries for their Trash Art exhibit.  We invite you to participate in a unique, thought-provoking artistic experience that celebrates the creative side of re-cycling by submitting a work of art that makes use of discarded materials.  Anyone is welcome to participate!

Participant Categories:  Under 18, Over 18, Professional Artists – Prizes awarded in each

Artistic Mediums:  Any form of art to be displayed indoors or out of doors

Requirements:  Art must be constructed from discarded, repurposed, reclaimed, or recycled materials.

When:  Entries must be submitted during regular museum hours July 1 – July 14th.  Opening Reception Saturday July 20th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., show runs from July 20th-July 27th

Information:  860-927-3849

June 12, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

Volunteer and Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum member Michael Bird of MHBird Productions (mhbird@att.net 860-350-1134) put together a nice video overview of the Eric Sloane Harvest Celebration the friends group organized and sponsored last October.  Thank you, Michael!

To view the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQrFFcRb3mE