Archive for July, 2014

July 28, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

A Spectacular Opening Reception for the 2014:

“The World Above:  Artists Celebrate the Sky” 

Contest, Exhibit and Sale

at the

Eric Sloane Museum

A robust crowd in attendance

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum’s Hospitality Tent

Artists, collectors, and buyers mingle in the gallery

          The show runs from July 26th- August 3rd.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on August 23rd for For Spacious Skies: A Day to Celebrate the Sky.  Meteorologist, Children’s games and activities, Mr. Jack Borden of the For Spacious Skies program, and more.  1-4 p.m.

Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum Receives IRS 501c3 Non-Profit Status

July 23, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

The IRS 1023 application submitted by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum has been reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum is now officially a non-profit organization!  The process was lengthy, difficult – and so worth the effort.  As a 501c3 public charity, the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum can accept monetary donations as well as donations of stocks, bonds, and securities, paintings, tangible property, and many other forms of donations.  As we have practiced since the inception of the organization, no one in the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum receives compensation in any form.  We are strictly a volunteer organization committed to the advancement of Eric Sloane and the museum he founded.

July 22, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

Summer transportation at Weather Hill Farm!

Eric Sloane and “Sugar Blue”

July 21, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

I recall a photograph of the interior of Eric Sloane’s house in Connecticut in which there was a small barrel backed sleigh that served as a settee. Weather Hill has no horse drawn farm implements inside of our home, but this sturdy example sits on our front porch.  Eric Sloane would recognize it immediately as a farm sled that could be used for anything from hauling manure and people (presumably cleaned out between the two) to hauling logs and firewood (the box is easily removed, revealing a sturdy sub-structure capable of handling great loads).  The runners and sub-frame sport original red paint, while the box retains its original blue – a shade Eric Sloane called “sugar blue”.  According to Sloane, farm families would keep the indigo dyed wrappers that sugar came in, later soaking these wrappers to create a distinct shade of blue pigment.  Farm wives used the color in clothing, quilts, and other textiles, while farm husbands painted furniture, doors, and sleighs and wagons of countless varieties with the color.

July 21, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

    A butterfly visits some of Edith’s flowers at Weather Hill Farm.

July 21, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

Morning photograph of Weather Hill’s flower gardens.  It has been a beautiful week with cool evening temperatures.  Edith’s flower and vegetable gardens are flourishing.  Her potatoes are coming along nicely and digging for them reinforced in my mind just how important and useful a crop potatoes really are – and how devastating their loss throughout Ireland proved to be.

July 14, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

An image from the current exhibit The Artist Who Loved the Sky:  Cloudscapes, Weather, and the World of Eric Sloane, which will close October 3rd.  This wonderful exhibit chronicles Eric’s work with the sky and meteorology with a specific emphasis on his original art.  Some early and rare original works of art are included in this exhibit.

July 14, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

An image from the current exhibit The Artist Who Loved the Sky:  Cloudscapes, Weather, and the World of Eric Sloane, which will close October 3rd.  This wonderful exhibit chronicles Eric’s work with the sky and meteorology with a specific emphasis on his original art.  Some early and rare original works of art are included in this exhibit.

July 14, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

     Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum board members Lia Brassord (left) and Barb Russ (right) enjoy some time on the grounds of the Eric Sloane Museum.

July 14, 2014 |  by  |  No Comments

We’re very happy with our “Weather Hill Lilac” – here she is this spring, just coming into bloom.