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Ellis Sotheby’s International and Edward Hopper House to host red carpet gala for local arts education

Ellis Sotheby’s International and Edward Hopper House to host red carpet gala for local arts education
Pretty Penny as it is today.

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty has teamed up with Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, New York, to host a Golden Age of Hollywood-themed fundraiser Oct. 6 to benefit arts education in local public schools.

In the last two years, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House raised about $50,000 to benefit arts education. The program has benefited over 1,000 pupils.

Sleepy Hollow high school students take part in arts education program at Hopper House.

Sleepy Hollow high school students take part in arts education program at Hopper House.

The gala will be held at Pretty Penny, a historic 1858 Italianate Victorian home overlooking the Hudson River in Nyack and will be the party to be at this fall. It will include dinner, dancing, a martini bar and red-carpet welcome. The dress code is red carpet glamorous and black tie optional of course.

Edward Hopper's painting of Pretty Penny.

Edward Hopper’s painting of Pretty Penny.

Once owned by actress and first lady of American theater Helen Hayes, and later by comedian, actress and television personality Rosie O’Donnell, the historic home was named “Pretty Penny,” supposedly for the amount it cost to buy and maintain it.

Hayes and her playwright husband, Charles MacArthur, moved into the home in 1932 during the Golden Age of Hollywood and entertained Marilyn Monroe, Rosalind Russell, Katharine Hepburn, Cole Porter, Laurence Olivier, Vivian Leigh, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ed Sullivan, Madonna and President and Mrs. Reagan, among other celebrities.

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Katharine Hepburn partied there.

 

Located at 235 North Broadway in Nyack, the home is currently listed for sale by Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty for $4.45 million.

Pretty Penny home located at 235 North Broadway in Nyack

Pretty Penny as it is today.

Pretty Penny also has the distinction of being painted by Edward Hopper, who is widely acknowledged as one of the most important painters of 20th century America. It was the only one of his paintings ever commissioned. It now is in the collection of the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts – Hayes’ alma mater.

Speaking of his firm’s support of Edward Hopper House, Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, said he believes in the importance of art education, “for both the emotional and educational benefits” it can provide young adults, and for its influence on the way they appreciate not only art, but anything aesthetic for the rest of their lives.

“Funding for arts education has unfortunately been cut back through the years, and we believe this curriculum is important in creating a confident, well-rounded individual – or maybe even the next Edward Hopper!”

Strawtown elementary school students take part in Hopper House art program.

Strawtown elementary school students take part in Hopper House art program.

“The Hudson Valley has a rich history of nurturing not only great artists but also free, independent thinkers who aren’t afraid to think out of the box. We have proudly served the Hudson Valley community for more than 33 years and are committed to nurturing our future generations.”

The program’s curriculum is focused on the recurrent themes and distinctive aesthetics of Edward Hopper’s work and its place in American art. Led by an artist-in-residence at the school, each program session includes an introductory classroom lesson, a visit to the Edward Hopper House and a classroom lesson following the visit.

The Arts Education Program initially was funded in 2016 with proceeds from a fundraiser sponsored by Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty that benefited Nyack Public Schools, Nanuet School District, Clarkstown Schools, East Ramapo Schools, South Orangetown Middle and Sleepy Hollow School District.

“The generosity of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty has allowed the Edward Hopper House to create and sustain a powerful arts education program,” said Jennifer Patton EdD, executive director of Edward Hopper House. “Touching the lives and supporting the creativity of over 1,000 students has been made possible by this empowering partnership.”

Ellis said Pretty Penny is the “ideal venue” to celebrate art history, given its special connection to Edward Hopper as well as the current owner, art dealer Graham Arader, owner of Arader Galleries in New York City, a leading dealer and auction house of rare maps, prints, books and watercolors of the 16th through 19th centuries.

“As the culture of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty is built around the Sotheby’s Auction House, which showcases objects and art of exceptional quality and trends, leading this event is a natural fit for us,” he said.

Limited tickets are available. For more information, email hollywoodgalainfo@ gmail.com.

Source: Rivertown Magazine, September 2018

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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Local Arts Education

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Glen Iris on the Hudson River

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty will sponsor a benefit for Edward Hopper House’s Arts Education Program for Public School on Oct. 14 at the magnificent Glen Iris on the Hudson River estate to benefit the Edward Hopper House’s interdisciplinary Arts Education Program, which engages nearly 500 local students in grades K-12.

The program’s curriculum is focused on the recurrent themes and distinctive aesthetics of Edward Hopper’s work and its place in American art. Led by an artist-in-residence at the school, each program session includes a pre-lesson in the classroom, a visit to the Edward Hopper House and a post-lesson in the classroom to strengthen student understanding.

The Arts Education Program initially was funded in 2016 with proceeds from a fundraiser sponsored by Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty that benefited Nyack Public Schools, Nanuet School District, Clarkstown Schools, East Ramapo Schools and Sleepy Hollow School District.

Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, said he believes in the importance of art education, “for both the emotional and educational information it can provide young adults, and for its influence on the way they appreciate not only art, but anything aesthetic for the rest of their lives.

“There have been too many budget cuts in our public schools that prohibit a student experiencing art education. As the culture of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty is built around the Sotheby’s Auction House, which showcases objects and art of exceptional quality and trends, leading this event is a natural fit for us.”

Participating schools have found the program to be a great success. Kelly Quartironi, a teacher at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School in Nanuet said, “This curriculum is so accessible and relevant. Looking at murals by Romare Beardon and paintings by Edward Hopper of community has given our students an opportunity to look at their own community through the artists’ lenses, and now they use the elements of art to reflect on their own lives.”

image012According to Nancy Bashian Bunin, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty director of business development and a licensed real estate broker in New York and New Jersey, additional sponsorships this year are being provided by the Nyack Teachers Association and Festoon, with funds allocated to school partnerships already earmarked from Orange and Rockland. Bunin also serves Edward Hopper House as a trustee.

The event will feature Eric Shiner, Sotheby’s senior vice president of contemporary art and a leading scholar on Andy Warhol and Asian contemporary art, and Jason Duchin, co-executive director of DreamYard, a nationally recognized community arts organization that uses the arts, digital tools and social justice to transform students, schools and communities.

A live auction during the event will be conducted by Benjamin Levy, a special guest magician and mind reader, whose accomplishments include performing at the White House. Auction items will include admission to the Preview & Brunch at Sotheby’s Auction House for Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American Art sale; a tour of the Whitney Museum of American Art with Farris Wahbeh, director of research resources; tickets to a concert performance by legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden; and dinner for six at the Edward Hopper House prepared by Tappan-based Mimi’s Plate, with a curator tour of Sean Scully’s solo exhibition.

The fundraiser venue, Glen Iris on the Hudson River, was the home of New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur S. Tompkins. The 8,200 square-foot, turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking the Hudson River in Upper Nyack is listed for sale by Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.39 million.

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Giving Back to Our Local and International Communities

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi

At Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, we believe it is so important to give back to our beautiful communities and to serve those who need it the most. While there are numerous worthy causes to support, below are just a few wonderful organizations that are near-and-dear to our hearts. 

Center for Safety and Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter)

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Photo: Center For Safety & Change via Facebook

Center for Safety and Change is a nonprofit community organization that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in Rockland County. The organization works to end violence against women and their children through a variety of community programs and services.

Learn more and donate>>

Edward Hopper House

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The Edward Hopper House is a non-profit organization located in Nyack. The home is the birthplace of the renowned American artist, Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The mission is to celebrate Edward Hopper’s legacy by preserving his birthplace, while serving as a resource for scholars and artists and nurturing community engagement with the arts.

In October 2016, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House raised $21,300 for local arts education during a fundraising event. The monies raised went to the creation of Museum School Partnership programs for five local Hudson Valley public schools

Learn more and donate >>

New Story Charity

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Photo: New Story Charity

Having a safe place to call home should be a basic human right. That’s why the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has partnered with New Story Charity to provide safe, life-changing homes for those in need. One of the best parts is 100 percent of donations will go to hiring local craftsmen, buying local materials and building a home in a new community that we’re helping create.

We are currently running our own company-sponsored campaign to raise funds to build homes for families in need. Will you join us?

Learn more and donate >>

Orange County NY Arts Council              

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Photo: Orange County NY Arts Council

The Orange County Arts Council is a private, not-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing need for local arts advocacy and serving as a countywide arts resource. The programs and services focus on creating, connecting and inspiring the local art community and the public.

Learn more and donate>>

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Top Cultural Attractions in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley has long been a favorite for lovers of culture. If they are not drawing inspiration from it then they are celebrating it. If you’d like to join in, here are some of our suggestions for the top cultural activities to do this Spring and Summer.

Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center in Garnerville

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A landmark, pre-Civil War factory complex, the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center is a former textile mill that now houses light industry, wholesale distributors and artists and artisans. According to the site: “This mix of tenants has led to the development of a flourishing and vital industrial and arts community. The company has supported the influx of artists and artisans through the creation of artist studio spaces and the designation of two spaces as galleries for annual open studio/art expo weekends and other arts-related exhibits and events.”

Storm King Art Center in New Windsor

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Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center says it has “welcomed visitors from across the globe for more than fifty years.… its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.” So make plans to enjoy a guided tour and lunch in the café.

Gillinder Glass in Port Jervis
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According to the Gillinder Glass Store, they are not just a store with unique, colorful and beautiful glass products, but also “the host of Monday to Friday guided factory tours of industrial and commercial glass lenses and domes, as well as special events featuring acclaimed guest artists using centuries-old techniques to blow one-of-a-kind glass creations; and it is the launching point to take the tour of the adjacent Gillinder Glass Factory-where a combination of historic procedures and modern technology blend to produce glass lenses and domes used throughout the world.”

Edward Hopper House in Nyack

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We highly encourage a visit to Nyack’s very own Edward Hopper House, which is located right next door to our office. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center and museum, preserving the legacy and home of America’s most iconic artist.  If you stop in to visit and tour his birthplace, then be sure to pay us a visit, too!

 

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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House Create Museum School Partnership Programs

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Photo: Nyack Middle School | ms.nyackschools.org

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House announced the creation of Museum School Partnership programs for five local Hudson Valley public schools with monies raised during a fundraiser held last year.

The $21,300 raised at the October 15, 2016 benefit ultimately created Partnership programs at five local schools: Lime Kiln Elementary in Suffern (Grade 5), Strawtown Elementary in Bardonia (Grade 5), Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow (Grades 9 to 12), Nyack Middle School in Nyack (Grade 8) and MacArthur Barr Middle School in Nanuet (Grade 7).

The program curriculum, which was delivered to nearly 500 students, included a pre-visit in the classroom, a trip to the Edward Hopper House with hands on workshops at Rockland Center for the Arts, a post-visit back in the classroom and instruction from a selected artist in residence. “Each lesson was derived from Edward Hopper, his home, his collection and the many aspects of his work that relate to the various subjects and units of study across the Kindergarten through Grade12 curriculum,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are so happy to foster arts education in the Hudson Valley, which has long been a haven for artists.”

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House will host a 2017 fundraiser this fall. The program received rave reviews from the participating schools, “What an exciting opportunity to work with the Edward Hopper House and learn more about the painter in this creative, curriculum based partnership,” said Martha Ryan, principal of Strawtown Elementary.

 

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Winter Fun in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is known for its breath-taking beauty- and not just in the Spring and Summer when the flowers are in bloom. When Winter arrives it brings its own unique and picturesque magnificence. Here are our suggestions for family fun activities that make the most of the Hudson Valley’s outdoors in the Winter months:

Skiing

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Whether you have always wanted to learn to ski or you are a seasoned pro, there are many slopes to choose from in the Hudson Valley. From Hunter Mountain to the Catamount Ski Area and Windham Mountain, there is no shortage of options in the Hudson Valley. For more, check out Hudson Valley Magazine’s suggestions here.

 

 

 

Ice Skating

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Bear Mountain’s Ice Rink

Like the picture-perfect scene of an ice-skating rink filled skaters? Then look no further than Bear Mountain’s Ice Rink, which hosts public sessions and parties.

Harriman State Park also offers ice skating on Lake Tiorati and Lake Silvermine. Located in Rockland and Orange counties, it is the second-largest park in the parks system, with 31 lakes and reservoirs. Click here for more information on their ice skating.

 

 

 

Winter Sightseeing Cruises

WinterThemePageFeatureLike seeing the beauty of Winter but not being cold? Then a sightseeing cruise is for you. Click here for Classic Harbor Line’s available cruises and enjoy the NYC skyline on a luxury yacht!

 

 

 

 

Swimming in the Hudson River

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For those brave souls that don’t mind the cold, swimming in the Hudson River might be for you! According to the Hudson River Park website, swimming in the Hudson River within the park is “only permitted within sanctioned, organized events. Hudson River Park is proud to host several swims and races organized by NYC Swim each year. At least one of these swims uses Pier 96 in Clinton Cove as its start or end point.” Check out the above website for more information.

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Whichever Winter experience you choose to have, there is no better way to end the day than with a cup of hot chocolate. And for the best cocoa in the Hudson Valley, check out Hudson Valley Magazine’s list of suggestions.

 

 

 

 

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Music to My Ears

 “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.”

— George Gershwin

New York’s Hudson Valley has long been a haven for artists and musicians- a source of inspiration and a place to call home.  Many popular singers and songwriters were born and bred here, from the Isley Brothers to Tito Puente to Mitch Miller and Kurt Weill.  Even Cyndi Lauper spent summers in Tuxedo Park.

What is it about the Hudson Valley that seems to nurture musicality?  It could be the scenic, natural landscapes, not to mention the proximity to New York City and its cultural influences and business opportunities.  Aside from being a source of inspiration, the Hudson Valley is supportive of its artists.

According to Hudson Valley Wine Magazine, “The beauty and serenity of the Hudson River and its surrounding environs has been a longtime source of inspiration for artists of all types. ….A culture’s music is influenced by social and economic factors, climate, and access to technology. Varying by region and time period are the emotions and ideas that a piece of music conveys and the situations in which that music is played and heard.”

So it is little wonder then so many artists and musicians have chosen to call the Hudson Valley home.  I was reminded of this recently as we listed two homes of former popular music industry veterans: Radio personality Cousin Brucie’s (Bruce Morrow) private lakefront property in Forestburgh’s Merriwold Club, a community that has been home to artists, actors, writers and economists for more than 130 years and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers’ stately colonial in Nyack.

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190 Lakeside Road, Forestburgh, New York

Cousin Brucie’s home sits on 3.75 acres and was renovated in 2005.  The result is an achievement in modernism, with 28 foot high tongue and groove ceilings in the living room, designed and crafted with reclaimed redwood from New York City water tanks. Taking in the views and privacy the property affords, combined with its easy access to Manhattan, it is little wonder he would have chosen to call it home.

Warren Haynes, the longtime guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, chose to live in understated elegance in Upper Nyack.  The impressive, stately revival-style colonial is situated on 1.7 park-like acres with seasonal Hudson River views and Hamptons in-ground heated pool.

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Whether it is the ideal vantage point for watching the changing seasons, its proximity to New York City or its privacy, the Hudson Valley has inspired artists for decades- and I expect will continue to for many more years to come.

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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House Raise $21,300 for Local Arts Education

elllis_hopper_house_benefit_101516_9769Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House raised $21,300 during a recent event to support arts education in local schools and the Edward Hopper House in Nyack.

The Oct. 15 benefit drew 145 attendees and featured an online and live auction of several items, notably the opportunity to spend a night in Edward Hopper’s bedroom as reimagined by Architectural Digest’s featured designer Ernest de la Torre and architect Walter Cain, with dinner and breakfast for two included. While new bedding was used, Hopper’s original headboard and frame were placed in the room, as were one of his easels and three distinct settings derived directly from Hopper’s work.

The event’s Auction for a Cause will benefit arts education in Hudson Valley public schools. Guest speakers included Richard Kendall, art historian and former curator at the Clark Art Institute, and Randy Williams, Manhattanville College professor and artist. The live auction was conducted by special guest magician and auctioneer Benjamin Levy, whose many accomplishments include performing at President Obama’s 50th birthday celebration.

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Guests bid on the opportunity to attend a Nov. 20 brunch reception for 10 guests celebrating the American Art sale at Sotheby’s Auction House in New York that will feature a specialist-led tour of the exhibition. Attendees also heard from two local art students who spoke about their work and what art has meant in their lives. A silent auction featured several works of art from local artists as well as a guided tour of homes and sites painted by Edward Hopper.

“I’m very happy with the results of our benefit to raise funds and awareness to provide art education in public schools and support the Edward Hopper House,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “It was a holistic experience, as we accomplished our mission and created a synergy between our agents and agents from the Sotheby’s International Realty Manhattan Brokerage and the Hopper House staff.

“Working for the same meaningful cause builds trust and relationships. The most touching moment was hearing a local high school student speak about how art classes helped him build confidence, friendships and self-esteem. This truly reinforces the importance of our mission. We hope to make this event an annual benefit to build awareness and support for children and teenagers and their arts education needs.”

401 North Broadway Upper Nyack, New York | $3,495,000

401 North Broadway Upper Nyack, New York | $3,495,000

The fundraiser was held at Glen Iris on the Hudson River, home of New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur S. Tompkins during the first half of the last century and, later, Norman Rose, the late actor best known as the voice of fictitious coffee grower Juan Valdez in Colombian coffee television commercials. The 8,200 square foot, move-in-ready home currently is listed with Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.495 million.

“This event single-handedly will enable us to start arts education partnerships in Nyack and the surrounding public schools,” said Jennifer Patton EdD, executive director of Edward Hopper House. “Thanks to the monies raised at this event, we can begin using Edward Hopper-based curriculum in these schools. We also will be able to use studio space in the Edward Hopper House for hands-on projects when students visit. It is business and nonprofit partnerships like this that make the most tremendous difference in a community. Now we can meet the needs of classroom and art teachers, integrating art to create interdisciplinary curriculum.”

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Fundraiser for Arts Education & Edward Hopper House

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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House today announced they will host a fundraiser Oct. 15 to benefit arts education in local schools and at the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York.

The event will feature an online and live auction of several items, notably the opportunity to spend a night in Edward Hopper’s bedroom as reimagined by Architectural Digest featured designer Ernest de la Torre and architect Walter Cain, with dinner and breakfast for two included. Hopper is widely acknowledged as the most important realist painter of twentieth-century America.

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Guests will be invited to bid on the opportunity to attend a Nov. 20 brunch reception celebrating the American Art sale at the Sotheby’s Auction House in New York. The winner may bring up to 10 guests. There will be a specialist-led tour of the exhibition and they will be able to explore the Sotheby’s Worldwide Headquarters in New York, with auctions of 19th Century Paintings and Latin America: Modern and Contemporary Art also on view.

The event also will feature an Auction for a Cause to benefit arts education in Hudson Valley public schools. Richard Kendall, art historian and former curator at the Clark Art Institute, will be the guest speaker.

Judge Tompkins Estate, "Glen Iris" | Upper Nyack, New York | $3,495,000

Judge Tompkins Estate, “Glen Iris” | Upper Nyack, New York | $3,495,000

The fundraiser will be held at Glen Iris on the Hudson River, the home of New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur S. Tompkins during the first half of the last century and, later, Norman Rose, the late actor best known as the voice of fictitious coffee grower Juan Valdez in the Colombian coffee television commercials. The 8,200 square foot, move-in ready home currently is listed with Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.495 million.

 

“Funding for arts education has unfortunately been cut back through the years and we believe this curriculum is important in creating a well-rounded individual – or maybe even the next Edward Hopper!” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “We have proudly served the Hudson Valley community for more than 30 years. This is our way of ensuring the next generation of residents has every opportunity to develop their artistic skills. The Hudson Valley has a rich history of nurturing great artists, and we are committed to continuing that tradition.”

The fundraiser will begin Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. at 401 N. Broadway, Nyack. Availability is limited. For more information, to request an invitation or make a donation, send an email to ellis.events@sothebysrealty.com.

“We hope this event will support the development of creative young minds by connecting with Edward Hopper’s world of inspiration that was nourished in his birthplace and flourished on his beloved Hudson River,” said Jennifer Patton, EdD, executive director of Edward Hopper House. “A portion of the monies raised will help establish arts education classroom space, exhibitions and teaching curriculum to support and inspire all our children. We are especially proud to be able to offer a lucky bidder the chance to spend a night in Edward Hopper’s bedroom − the first time we have offered such an opportunity. Designed in the period he lived, the room will provide the winner the chance to experience where Hopper’s art began.”

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Life and Art in Rockland County

Rockland County might be the smallest county by area in New York State outside of the five counties that comprise New York City, but when it comes to art, we are home to some of the finest talent anywhere in the country.

Sean-Scully_Front-Small2I recently was made aware of just how gifted this area is when I had the pleasure of attending an event featuring the renowned artist and Palisades, New York, resident Sean Scully. “Sean Scully in Conversation with Ken Carbone” was held on Oct. 11 as part of the award-winning Palisades People Sunday Symposia series, presented by the Palisades Free Library.

The event was the library’s 27th, and our very own Marjorie Galen helped organize it. Past honorees include author Toni Morrison and ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, both Rockland County residents.

It was an honor to see Mr. Scully, one of the world’s leading abstract painters, who I first met when I sold him his home in the area almost three years ago. He is the recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and twice was nominated for the Turner Prize. His work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the Tate Modern.

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For those who live here, it is no surprise that Mr. Scully and many other notable artists– including Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Henry Varnum Poor and Jasper Cropsey– chose to make a home in Rockland County. Peaceful and bucolic, the county undoubtedly is an inspiration for their work. Thanks to my affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, art is part of the air my agents and I breathe. While that relationship keeps us connected with the art world on a global basis, we enjoy deepening our connections with our local art community. Here are some of my favorite local organizations dedicated to Rockland County art:

  • The Arts Council of Rockland: This nonprofit institution provides grant opportunities, technical assistance and information to artists and arts organizations.
  • The Edward Hopper House Art Center: Located in Nyack (next door to my office), this is the birthplace of renowned American artist Edward Hopper. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a nonprofit art center. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • ARTSROCK: This nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide increased access to professional arts and multicultural programs for an underserved, diverse audience, in and around Rockland County.
  • The Art Students League of New York- League Residency at Vyt: Founded in 1875 by artists, the Art Students League of New York has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists have honed their skills at this institution, which is dedicated to sustaining the great tradition of training artists. Today, more than 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, study at the League each month.
  • Rockland Center for the Arts: This multiarts center is dedicated to creating and promoting art through its School for The Arts, exhibitions, workshops, literary and performing-arts events, Summer Arts Day Camp and outreach programs.

 

I encourage you to learn more about these fine organizations, and if you are able, offer your support. To learn more about the arts in Rockland County, click here.

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