Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin Show Winners at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Congratulations to Aiden Cherniske for his winning entry in the annual art exhibit, contest, and show for the 2018 season at the Eric Sloane Museum. The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum sponsored the event again this year, and we are always happy to do so and so incredibly grateful to our participating artists as well as for their family and friends, and for the hundreds of visitors who come specifically to see the imagination and skill of the artists.
 
The theme for this year was “Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin” and we encouraged our artists to explore the cabin and it’s relation to Eric Sloane and the museum. Aiden won a $100 gift certificate to our very own Kent’s House of Books for best professional artist for her re-creation of Noah’s bottle window!

Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin Show Winners at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Congratulations to Dayna Wenzel for her winning entry in the annual art exhibit, contest, and show for the 2018 season at the Eric Sloane Museum. The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum sponsored the event again this year, and we are always happy to do so and so incredibly grateful to our participating artists as well as for their family and friends, and for the hundreds of visitors who come specifically to see the imagination and skill of the artists.

The theme for this year was “Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin” and we encouraged our artists to explore the cabin and it’s relation to Eric Sloane and the museum. Dayna won a $100 gift certificate to our very own Kent’s House of Books for best professional artist for her re-creation of Noah’s bottle window!

Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin Show Winners at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Congratulations to Liz Tobin for her winning entry in the annual art exhibit, contest, and show for the 2018 season at the Eric Sloane Museum. The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum sponsored the event again this year, and we are always happy to do so and so incredibly grateful to our participating artists as well as for their family and friends, and for the hundreds of visitors who come specifically to see the imagination and skill of the artists.

The theme for this year was “Noah Blake and His Wonderful Cabin” and we encouraged our artists to explore the cabin and it’s relation to Eric Sloane and the museum. Liz won a $100 gift certificate for best non professional artist for her rendering of the Noah Blake Cabin in dryer lint!

Annual Art Show Participants at the Eric Sloane Museum

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With thanks to our participating artists for the 2018 annual art exhibit, contest and sale held at the Eric Sloane Museum:

Dayna Wenzel
Stan Morse
Clayton Preston
Bonnie Evans
Lisa Deloria Weinblatt
Aiden Cherniski
Liz Tobin
Steve Butler
Jim Mauch
Peter Kirkiles

I had the pleasure of talking with Aiden Cherniske, Dayna Wenzel, Clayton Preston, and Liz Tobin during the 4th of July. Looking forward to next years show – always inspiring, educational, and just plain fun!

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Friends board members John Pennings, left, and Mike VanValkenberg, right, take a much deserved break during the Independence Day celebration at the Eric Sloane Museum.  John and wife Rose worked so hard during the day, making sure that everyone had enough to eat and drink.  Mike’s enthusiasm and humor always keeps things easy going, even when stress levels run high.  On the table are some White Oak shingles split by member and long time friend Scott Sheldon (thanks, Scott!), lined up to help determine how many board feet of lumber we will need to shingle the roof of the Noah Blake cabin.

July 4th at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Happy Birthday, America. We had a wonderful group of people today, seated under “our” Maple tree, listening to Bruce Adams read the Declaration of Independence in it’s entirety. We ran the spectrum of political persuasions and ideology – today we were Americans reflecting on the act of declaring ourselves independent of tyranny.

Eric Sloane and the Ringing of the Bells on July 4th

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Our friends, members, and visitors lining up to ring the bell atop the Eric Sloane Museum. Eric Sloane worked tirelessly to promote the ringing of bells as an historically appropriate way to celebrate our nation’s independence. Thank you to everyone who made this fourth of July one to remember!

July 4th at the Eric Sloane Museum

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This fantastic young man, Aiden Cherniske, added a poignant and moving touch to our Independence Day celebration at the Eric Sloane Museum today by playing “The Star Spangled Banner”. Way to go, Aiden – and thank you!

Eric Sloane and an Independence Day Celebration

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Just returned via a 5 hour drive from the Eric Sloane Museum. A wonderful day and a fitting celebration of our nation’s independence. Our thanks to many people, including Kent’s First Selectman and our fellow board member, Bruce Adams, who read the Declaration of Independence during our events today. A big thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the day with us.

Shingling and Hewing Cancelled for July 4th at the Eric Sloane Museum

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Due to the excessive heat in the forecast, the hewing and shingle making demonstrations and volunteer sessions that were to be held tomorrow, July 4th, at the Eric Sloane Museum are cancelled. All of the other events scheduled will take place – we hope to see you there!
 
We still have three more sessions this programming season if you would like to try your hand at shingle making or log hewing and be an important part of rebuilding the Noah Blake cabin: August 10th and September7th (both Fridays) and Saturday, September 29th. All 3 days we will be working on the cabin lumber from 11-3, so please plan to join us!