Legacies, Landmarks and Achievements:

Celebrating 350 Years ­– Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville350-Anniversary_poster_2014

September 4 – November 9, 2014

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 4 at 7pm

 

The past is present at OSilas Gallery this fall!

Throughout 2014, Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville have been celebrating their 350thAnniversary. To recognize this momentous point in time, OSilas Gallery will host an exhibition,Legacies, Landmarks & Achievements: Celebrating 350 Years – Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville,curated by Mike Fix, in partnership with Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary Committee.

The exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves in local history and discover the many individuals and industries that left their legacies here. Over 30 local historical figures from the past 350 years will be highlighted through photos, paintings, personal artifacts and biographical stories. The exhibition will include a section entitled “Tuckahoe Marble Legacies and Landmarks” that will focus on 19thCentury personalities who led the development of the marble industry in Eastchester and the legacy marble buildings, monuments, and works of art that stand today in Eastchester, New York, and cities traversing the Atlantic Coast.  Current color photographs of surviving buildings and monuments by local photographer Lawrence Lee are contrasted with age-old lithographs, drawings, and photographs of those same subjects. Featured will be a bust of John Marshall, on loan from the Boston Athenæum, carved by artist John Frazee out of marble from these very quarries.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:12-5pm; Thursday: 12-7pm;
Saturday & Sunday: 2-5pm. Local groups and schools are always welcome. To arrange a group visit, please call (914) 337-9300, x2262.

 

 

Exhibition Events:

Rodin_Exhibit_36Opening Reception
Thursday, September 4, 7pm
Come and celebrate the 350th anniversary of Eastchester, Tuckahoe, and Bronxville! Join us for the grand opening of the exhibition on September 4th. Curator Mike Fix will introduce the exhibition followed by a wine and cheese reception.

 

 


Artful Heirloom Necklace Workshop

Sunday, September 21, 11am-1:30pm (Adults/Teens)
Join local mixed-media artist Kathleen Nesi in the gallery to design and create a one-of-a-kind heirloom inspired necklace. Learn how to make a beautiful glass tile charm with a copy of a favorite vintage family photo and create a unique display chain incorporating heirloom costume jewelry, if desired. Materials included with the exception of copies of personal photos and heirloom costume jewelry.
To register, call (914) 337-9300, x2173, Cost: $75

 

 

JAZZ BANDThe Jazz Knights of West Point:
A Concert of 20th Century American Music Including a Tribute to Jerome Kern

Thursday, October 16th, 7pm
The Jazz Knights of West Point are the official swing band of the United States Military Academy and their music is a treat for the senses! Bring your friends and join us in the Sommer Center for a concert by this amazing ensemble. This event is free of charge, however, reservations are required. RSVP: (914) 395-4520

 

Norman Rockwell MuseumTravel with OSilas: The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA
Thursday, October 23, 8am-6pm
Come with us to Stockbridge, Massachusetts and see Norman Rockwell’s painting of “Crestwood Commuter Station” at the Norman Rockwell Museum. The painting is part of a private collection and only on view for a limited time. Take a guided tour of the museum and see some of Norman Rockwell’s most iconic pieces. Lunch will follow at the historic Red Lion Inn. To register, call (914) 337-9300, x2173
Cost: $125

 

 

Mr. WizardWatch Mr. Wizard! – A Tribute to Don Herbert
Saturday, November 1, 10am
Join us on Saturday morning in the science lab to see some of Mister Wizard’s favorite experiments. Fun for kids and adults of all ages! This event is free of charge, however, reservations are required. RSVP: (914) 395-4520

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