The Historical Society of Woodstock will host “Woodstock Art Colony Kids: with Barbara Carlson, Sarah Mecklem and Meed Wetterau Barnett,” a virtual program set for Tuesday, February 28th. [Read more…] about Woodstock Art Colony Kids
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Joseph Pollet Self-Portrait Acquired by Woodstock Historical
Born in Switzerland, Joseph C. Pollet (1897–1979) emigrated to New York City in 1911 from Albbruck, Germany. By age 21 he had a promising career as an advertising copywriter, while studying painting at the Art Students League with John Sloan, Robert Henri, and Homer Boss.
An important member of the Woodstock Art Colony, Pollet was best known for his portraits and realistic rural landscapes. He settled near Woodstock where he retained ties, even during the several years from 1954 until 1961 when he lived in Paris and Italy. In 1971, a fire destroyed nearly 150 of his paintings in his Greenwich Village studio. [Read more…] about Joseph Pollet Self-Portrait Acquired by Woodstock Historical
William Henry Arlt’s Painting ‘Flowers’ Being Conserved
The Historical Society of Woodstock‘s goal of conserving works in need of care in its fine art collection received a boost this month when the Historical Society was awarded a grant of $2,750 to conserve an important floral still life on paper by William Henry Arlt (1868-1952).
The grant, from New York State Council on the Arts and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Conservation Grant Program, will be used to conserve the gouache which dates from 1949. [Read more…] about William Henry Arlt’s Painting ‘Flowers’ Being Conserved
Woodstock Historical Holiday Market Fair Starts December 3rd
The Historical Society of Woodstock (HSW) will hold its annual Holiday Market Fair on December 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th at 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock, Ulster County, NY. The sale will be open each Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Woodstock Historical Holiday Market Fair Starts December 3rd
Woodstock’s Tinker Street Cafe 1988-1998
The Historical Society of Woodstock will host an interview with Jerry Mitnick, author of The Music in the Walls, Stories and Anecdotes from Tinker Street Cafe 1988-1998, on Sunday, October 2nd. [Read more…] about Woodstock’s Tinker Street Cafe 1988-1998
Painting Conservation Virtual Program Set For Thursday
Enthusiasm for the rarely-seen Fine Art Collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock is growing along with the Historical Society’s resolve to restore as much artwork as possible to its original glory.
Two recently-restored paintings, Portrait of Hervey White (c.1926) by Arnold Blanch and Landscape (c.1914) by Edmund B. Rolfe are attracting attention in their renewed resplendence at the Eames House Museum, 20 Comeau Drive. The conservation project was supported by an award from the NYSCA/Greater Hudson Heritage Foundation. [Read more…] about Painting Conservation Virtual Program Set For Thursday
Restored Paintings on View at the Historical Society of Woodstock
Two signature paintings in the permanent collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock – Arnold Blanch’s Hervey White in his Studio (1926) and Edmund Rolfe’s Landscape (1914) – have been restored and are currently displayed at the Historical Society’s Eames House Museum at 20 Comeau Drive. [Read more…] about Restored Paintings on View at the Historical Society of Woodstock
Woodstock History Focus of Original Play
The Historical Society of Woodstock and Theatre on the Road, a traveling company based in Rosendale, Ulster County, NY, is collaborating on an original play “Voices from the Past” in which guests can meet seven characters from Woodstock’s past.
Performances will be held outdoors at the Historical Society’s Eames House, located at 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th at 3 pm. [Read more…] about Woodstock History Focus of Original Play
The Art and Times of Woodstock’s Clarence W. Bolton
A young Clarence Bolton arrived in Ulster County, NY in 1917 for a brief visit and stayed for the next 45 years. Once he arrived in Woodstock, he began to study painting with John Carlson. Later moved on to explore printmaking and became an accomplished lithographer, exhibiting his work all over the country.
Bolton’s love of Overlook Mountain and the surrounding fields and streams became the inspiration for his work. Along the way, Bolt became an integral part of the Woodstock community. Among his many interesting ventures he ran a commercial printing business, established The Nook (which later became the Café Espresso), and wrote and published The Clatter. He met and married Louise Cashdollar and was welcomed into her large, extended family. [Read more…] about The Art and Times of Woodstock’s Clarence W. Bolton
Woodstock Weavers 50th Anniversary Exhibit, Demonstrations, Sale
The Woodstock Weavers Guild and the Historical Society of Woodstock have announced an exhibit of handwoven textiles, with demonstrations of weaving, at the Eames House Museum to celebrate the Woodstock Weavers 50th anniversary. [Read more…] about Woodstock Weavers 50th Anniversary Exhibit, Demonstrations, Sale