The gallery@rhinebeck presents
An Opening Reception for The Art of the Brookmeade Senior Community.
Join us, Tuesday, June 27th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM for an opening reception for the special presentation of the Art of the Brookmeade Senior Community.
We are celebrating the collaboration between the gallery and Brookmeade in bringing the arts to seniors from all over the Mid-Hudson Valley.
The Art of the Brookmeade Senior Community will be on display at thegallery@rhinebeck June 28th – July 2nd.
Hudson Valley Celebrity Series:
Hudson Valley has long been a home for some of the leading artists, writers, actors, and musicians in the country. This series will present live performances, interviews, and audience Q&A’s with a range of these renowned creative forces. All interviews and performances will be simultaneously podcast and available for download from our website.
An accomplished illustrator and children’s book author in his own right, James Warhola will always be linked to his famous Uncle, Andy Warhol.
James Warhola was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1955. A large influence during his childhood was his artistic family, especially his famous uncle, Pop artist-Andy Warhol. From an early age of watching his uncle illustrate shoes, James wanted to be an illustrator. Like his uncle, he attended the famous Tam O’ Shanter art classes and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. A move to New York City allowed him to hone his painting skills at the prestigious Art Students League and to freelance illustration and design work.
Warhola’s interest in science-fiction, fantasy and comics landed him in the middle of the publishing world. He established himself as a highly sought-after talent, illustrating over 300 book covers for the most popular writers of the day. Two celebrated covers are Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land” and William Gibson’s first cyberpunk classic, “Neuromancer.” These and many other fantastical images opened other doors. In 1980, the editors at Mad Magazine commissioned him for their paperbacks. This led to him becoming a regular contributor to the magazine ever since. Another related achievement was being selected as one of the primary artists for the very popular Garbage Pail Kid card series.
In 1987, an art director handed him a kid’s book manuscript, instructing him to do as he pleased. It was called ‘The Pumpkinviile Mystery’ and became an instant Halloween favorite. He has since illustrated over 30 books, several of which he has written, as well. These works have garnered him several state awards for Best Children’s Book and, in 2004, he received the International Reading Association’s Award for Best Non-Fiction Picture Book for his autobiographical story: “Uncle Andy’s.” Warhola has been featured nationally on NPR’s Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air.
James Warhola splits his time between the Hudson Valley of New York and Baltimore, Maryland.
James Ransome Podcast (watch now)
An Interview and Q&A with James Ransome: March 30, 2017
The Children’s Book Council named James E. Ransome as one of seventy-five authors and illustrators everyone should know. He has received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration forUncle Jed’s Barbershop which was selected as an ALA Notable Book and is currently being shown as featured on Reading Rainbow. How Many Stars in the Sky? and Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt were also Reading Rainbow selections. PBS’s Storytime featured his book, The Old Dog. Ransome has exhibited works in group and solo shows throughout the country and received The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Award for his book, The Wagon. In 1999 Let My People Go received the NAACP Image Award for Illustration and Satchel Paige was reviewed in Bank Street College of Education’s “The Best Children’s Books of the Year.” In 2001, James received the Rip Van Winkle Award from the School Library Media Specialists of Southeast New York for the body of his work. How Animals Saved the People received the SEBA (Southeastern BookAssociation) Best Book of the Year Award in 2002. His work is part of both private and public children’s book art collections.
Hudson Valley Stories
In the raw mold of The Moth and Stay Corps. On NPR, The Hudson Valley Stories Series will be an on-going event at thegallery@rhinebeck. True stories of life in the valley told by the people who experienced them first hand.
Do you have a story that in funny, sad, poignant, thrilling or moving? We want you to share it with us. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us a brief recap of your story and we’ll help you bring it to our stage.
Twice a year the gallery@rhinbeck will open it’s doors to collectors of all types to get an appraisal of their treasures from the attic, or grandma’s dining room. Art, collectibles, rare artifacts, and antiques. If you can carry it into our space, we’ll appraise it.
Serving as a fundraising benefit for the gallery there will be a small fee for each item appraised. Local experts in art and antiques will be there to fill you in on how valuable your collection really is.