On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Susan Anthony, lead interior designer for Westchester Magazine’s American Dream Home at Hudson Harbor in Tarrytown, NY, will join the talented artists whose work is showcased at the artisan townhome for an “Evening of Art.”
With the majestic Hudson River as a backdrop, Anthony welcomes sculptor Robert Hooke, photographer Pamela Landau Connolly, illustrator Alessandra Olanow, and stencil artist and graphic designer Ed Roth. The evening soiree and art show will take place inside “The Lodge” at Hudson Harbor from 6pm to 9pm, with local wine and food pairing provided by Crabtree’s Kittle House.
Tickets, which are $50 per attendee, may be purchased at www.westchestermagazine.com/dreamhome. Open House tours of the Dream Home will be conducted. All proceeds will benefit Historic Hudson Valley.
Featured artists include Robert Hooke, an international artist who studied sculpture under Herbert Kallem at the New York School of Visual Arts. Originally trained to carve marble, he adopted his style of expression to bronze by carving hard plaster blocks. When asked how he approaches the artistic representation of a figure or animal, he often quotes the jazzman Miles Davis who famously said, "creativity is not the notes you put in, but the ones you leave out".
Pamela Landau Connolly is a photographer who is captivated by how things age. “I have been looking through the lens of my cameras, attempting to capture the dark and incessant beauty that the passage of time etches on my personal landscape—objects, children, and the wilderness that surrounds me,” said Landau Connolly.
Alessandra Olanow, an illustrator who can turn simple lines into work with real impact, uses delicate strokes to make illustrations of New York life come alive. Her portrayals of bartenders, cafe patrons, and simple found objects capture intimate moments from the bustling city. Olanow describes her work in three words: “Whimsical, simple, and humorous.”
Ed Roth, graphic artist, stencil maker, and animator from Brooklyn, NY, published his first book of stencils, Stencil 101, last year. It’s a playful stencil portfolio including images like record players and poodles, sumo wrestlers and deer. For Roth’s title, Stencil 101 Décor, patterns are the focus. “There is strength in repeating an image over and over,” he says. “And it’s a nice reference to pop art too.”
After months of careful construction and detailed planning, Dream Home is truly breathtaking, with authentic building materials, cutting edge smart technology, advanced building techniques, and energy efficient features. There’s something so magical about Dream Home’s location on the banks of the Hudson River in Tarrytown. The featured artists have added to the Dream Home’s uniqueness and beauty. Go towww.westchestermagazine.com/dreamhome to purchase tickets and get more details about American Dream Home and Hudson Harbor.
ABOUT AMERICAN DREAM HOME- American Dream Home is one of 27 townhomes known as“The Carriage Houses,” an exclusive, cutting edge green community of LEED-registered, ENERGY STAR-efficient homes. Created with a strong focus on sustainability and the highest quality American-made products and locally sourced materials, American Dream Home 2012 is an authentic treasure that combines modern convenience, enjoyable living, and minimal environmental impact. The unique townhome design features signature architecture inspired by traditional Hudson River Valley estates.