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The Hudson River School of Art: Paintings, Painters, Period and Places – and How to Get There

  |   June 21, 2012  |  Comment

The Hudson River School of Art:

Paintings, Painters, Period and Places – and How to Get There

 A Lecture and Photo Presentation at MSL Arts at Scenic Hudson’s River Center in Beacon

Saturday Night, June 23rd

Mill Street Loft Arts (MSL Arts) at Scenic Hudson’s River Center located at 8 Long Dock Road at Long Dock Park on the Beacon, New York Waterfront presents “The Hudson River School of Art: Paintings, Painters, Period and Places – and How to Get There” – a special lecture and photographic presentation focusing on our great Hudson River painters and the locations they painted, on Saturday, June 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.   The lecturer is Skip Doyle, of the Esopus Nature and Preservation organization.

This presentation on the Hudson River School of Art is not only about its paintings and painters, but also discusses the history and culture of that period.  Mr. Doyle’s ultimate message is “go visit the sites of these paintings and enjoy the beauty of nature with all your senses”.  He describes how to get to each of these special places, many requiring no more effort than walking down to a riverbank.

The Painters of the Hudson River School brought to the public a uniquely American style of art with their realistic yet romanticized landscapes of a new nation.  They portrayed the places that we preserve, where we recreate and honor national landmarks.  In this 90 minute presentation, Skip Doyle will discuss the works and styles of the Hudson River School painters and their historical and geographical context with special reference to the Hudson Valley where the School’s earliest subjects were found.

As a lifelong resident and lover of the Hudson River Valley, Skip Doyle is a nature guide who brings people into its mountains and waterways; he is a conservationist intimate with the history of our valley.  He volunteers with organizations like Scenic Hudson, the Esopus Lighthouse; and at local retreat houses including Saint Francis Friary in Beacon and Graymoor in Garrison.

This lecture will take place in Scenic Hudson’s newly renovated River Center building on the Beacon Waterfront, Mill Street Loft’s new Southern Dutchess Location for arts programming.  There is a donation of $5.00 per personFor more information on this event or to reserve tickets for individuals or groups, please call Exhibition Coordinator Laurie Clark at 845-471-7477.  For information on other Mill Street Loft Arts Programs please visit www.millstreetloft.org.

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