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The living memorial to Edward Hopper

— March 2013

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The Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY

There is a packed year ahead at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, just 20 miles north of New York City at Nyack. Current events are a drama competition and two exhibitions. Not to be missed!

Two on the Aisle
2nd Annual One act play competition and festival
Produced by the Edward Hopper House Art Center and DICE Theatre Company
Two On The Aisle
Play Submissions
$100 Prize to Top Play!
The Edward Hopper House Art Center is calling for original one act plays for its 2nd annual Two On The Aisle, One Act Play Competition. Plays will be selected by a panel of performing arts professionals. Selected works will be given a workshop style showcase at the Edward Hopper House Art Center.  All plays will receive notes/analysis from the jurors. Selected plays/playwrights are responsible for casting the production, securing a director and rehearsals in addition to those outlined in the official guidelines (downloadable from the website). Their is a $10 submission fee which can be paid via check made out to Hopper House or paid via paypal.  Plays can address any topic or theme but must meet the competition guidelines. The deadline to submit is 11 March 2013. Applicants will be notified by 22 March 2013.


Favorites from the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust
Until end of April

The Edward Hopper House will be dedicating a Gallery in memory of Rev. Arthayer R Sanborn and his wife Ruth.  During this show, selections will include memorabilia and art works chosen by Phil Sanborn that provide a broad overview of the Arthayer R Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust which had personal meaning to Arthayer and Ruth Sanborn – objects that have historic significance and help to tell the story of the Sanborn’s relationship with Edward and Jo Hopper.

Inventing worlds: Abstraction Painting byLeslie K. Price, Lorna Ritz, and Robert Straight,
Until April 7, 2013
The three painters in this exhibition all draw from nature using improvisational techniques, but the results are widely varied.  Leslie K. Price sees nature as a metaphor for life: ‘I paint from some aspect of the natural world, and the uniqueness of the space, light, and color interacting with it.’ Lorna Ritz’s colourful abstractions ‘bring the landscape indoors.  They become windows that peer deeply into space beyond their four edges.’   Robert Straight creates his ‘world’ that draws from aspects of contemporary life.  While he uses maths and science as a basis for his constructed abstractions, he embraces improvisation in the execution.

Please note the gallery hours: Thursday–Sunday, 1–5 p.m. or by appointment.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 Seniors; Free for members, students and children. Docent guided tours can be arranged for an additional fee.  

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