Calendar of Events
"A New Yorker Enlists in the First World War"
Saturday, February 24 at 2pm
Join SVM for a re-enactment by Historian Glenn Lunde!
Lunde offers an inside look at the experience of immigrants to America
who also chose to serve their country during World War I
This event is fun for all ages, FREE, and open to the public!
This re-enactment has been made possible through a WWI Centennial grant sponsored by the Library of America and the Gilder Lehrmen Institute of American History.
March 2018 FIRST FRIDAY: Soup & Bread Night!
Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7-9pm
Stop by SVM to enjoy a piping hot bowl of soup and a side of bread!
Soups will be based on heritage groups across the region and
all proceeds support the Museum.
Soup is $10. The first 30 visitors will
receive a FREE ceramic bowl to take home
from North Granville Pottery!
Gypsy Reel Celtic Band at SVM
March 16, 2018 from 7-9pm
Come celebrate St. Patrick's day with the area's best Celtic band, Gypsy Reel!
This outstanding group of musicians have local roots, but have
toured across the States, Canada, and the U.K.
Gypsy Reel plays high energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition
but garnered from the whole world. As a result their music is an exciting
synthesis of world rhythms.
Pre-sale tickets are $10.
Please call 518-642-1417 or visit the Museum to reserve yours today!
Sip & Paint on Slate at SVM
Friday, March 23, 2018 from 7-9pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
The Slate Valley Museum is gearing up to host a Sip and Paint on Slate!
The class will be led by Andrea Tabor of the Traveling Paints; attendees will create a
cheery bouquet of pink flowers appropriate for ringing in Spring!
Artists will enjoy light refreshments and snacks
during the course of the evening; first drink is on us!
Ticket prices cover the cost of all materials and instruction.
Doors open at 6:30 with instruction to begin at 7 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets are $35. Space is limited!
To reserve tickets, please call 518-642-1417 or stop by the Museum.
FIRST FRIDAY: Of Place and Time - Selected Works by Dick Weis
Friday, April 6, 2018 from 7-9pm
SVM is excited to welcome local artist, Dick Weis for our April First Friday.
Weis lives and works in Poultney, Vermont but has traveled extensively over the
past several decades. These many experiences, which have included extended artist residencies in Wales and South Korea, as well as travel to the U.K., France and Italy, have simply added to the rich reservoir from which much of his body of abstract work flows.
In the words of Weis:
“Place” is much more than a physical location. Places have impact. We carry with us experiences full of sound, smells, movement, and encounters that have shaped our memories and go beyond mere description. We take photographs, draw sketches and try to put things into words but these efforts are usually inadequate in themselves.
However they do provide triggers helping us to recall and build upon those memories. I attempt to use color, composition, and the dynamic interplay of forms to explore the painterly equivalent of the sensations that were at the heart of these experiences.
The paintings and finished drawings are artifacts of that process.
The opening reception for this show is FREE and open to the public.