Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition

November 20, 2011 —February 26, 2012

One day left to see The Historical Society of Rockland County's ever-popular annual exhibition:
The 36th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition: Creativity!
This exhibition runs through Sunday, February 26, 2012, Noon to 4 pm.

Docent-led tours of the historic Blauvelt House are available on Sundays during the run of this exhibition.

Admission for this fund-raising exhibition is: 
  Adults: $ 7.
  Seniors, children ages 3-12 & HSRC Members: $ 3.
  Children under 3: Free
For this exhibition, we are celebrating the creativity of the artists, craftspersons and collectors of the miniatures, dollhouses and art that graces our museum galleries. 

We are very proud to have the handmade dollhouses created over this past summer at the wonderful Rockland Center for the Arts. Given by educator Daly Flanagan and artist Andre Voumard, we will showcase pieces made by Susan Langone, Ethan Canter, Kersten Savage, Cate Ievolella, Molly Ievolella, Lily Rose Weber and Juliana Pekak. These students created these pieces for fun (maybe someday some of them will be professional artists), and we invite you to come and see how "found objects" become art! Another truly creative artist whose works will be on exhibit is Shoshana Spencer, college art student and granddaughter of Rockland artist Ned Harris -- her handmade tunnel books, diorama and drawings are colorful, whimsical, fun and creative! 

In keeping with this year's celebration of creativity, we are very proud to have these talented contributors, including well-known Rocklanders:
- ceramic artist Rosemary Aiello
- artist, children's book illustrator & author  Barbara Soloff Levy
- glass & jewelry artist Stephanie Maddelena
- miniaturist & dollhouse crafter Carolyn McErlean
- miniaturist Zsuzsa Neff
- photographer Ned Harris
- photographer George Potanovic, Jr.
- illustrator William Sayles
- children's book illustrator & author Elizabeth Sayles
- mobile artist Andre Voumard

and regional contributors, including:
- room box & miniature artist Sandra Mirque
- miniaturist Tamara Greeman
- collage artist Elizabeth Parsons
- doll artist Lillian Alberti
- paper model maker & graphic designer Pierre Fontaine
We'll also have dollhouses from dollhouse collectors Caren Pane,  Michelle Lundemo, miniature collector & creator of miniature dolls Kimberly Milliard and a hand-made 'Hitty' doll by long-time HSRC member & volunteer Dorothie Flieger.

Once again this year, we'll have the beautiful quilts and art quilts made by Mary Jane Sexton, Debbie Calyo and Maria Weinstein. They, and the very talented members of their quilting guild, the Heritage Quilters of the Hudson Palisades, have also crafted a beautiful quilt which will be raffled off to benefit The Historical Society of Rockland County!

Speaking of fund-raising raffles...
The Historical Society of Rockland County will once again have their Annual Holiday Raffle -- from a lovely, large dollhouse (with beautiful furniture included), to a miniature bakery, to a drawing by artist Lisa Chow, to... come and see for yourself!

The Curator for the annual miniature, dollhouse & art exhibition is the HSRC's own Joanne Potanovic.
A great gift giving idea which also supports your historical society...
Stop by the HSRC's Museum Shop and purchase unique gift items, including jewelry made by John Blauvelt Gibbons (a long-time HSRC docent who was one of the last persons born and raised in the HSRC's historic Jacob Blauvelt House), books written & illustrated by Cindy Reisenauer, Barbara Soloff Levy, Gail Gompper and Elizabeth Sayles, Rockland County notecards by photographer George Potanovic, Jr., hand-made miniature glass cakes & vases by Stephanie Maddelena, miniature paintings and miniature Christmas decorations by Tamara Greeman and more!

Other great gift ideas include the new e-book by Frank Vitale - 'The Metropolis Organism' and Louis Landon's cd of songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter & himself! And we also have 'Broadsides - A Miscellany of Musical Opinion' by Tom Chapin & Rockland's own John Forster.

We also have gift memberships to the Historical Society of Rockland County -- this thoughtful gift can even be renewed annually by you, the gift giver, just let us know!

We also have a Book Shop full of interesting Rockland books and reproductions of Rockland maps.
Remember... all purchases support the Historical Society of Rockland County.

We are alive with history at the Historical Society of Rockland County -- thank you for supporting us!

36th Annual Postcard


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