Opening reception on Aug. 1
Avalon Images of Rock ’n’ Roll will be shown at the Howland Cultural Center from Saturday, Aug. 1, through Aug. 30. A collection of paintings, photographs and posters depicting images of entertainers and musicians related to folk, blues, and rock ’n’ roll from the Avalon Archives Museum of Roots, Rock ’n’ Roll forms the scope of this exhibition.
Artists exhibiting paintings are Michael DeBois, Norm Bowen, Gert Mathiesen and Richard Outlaw. Photographers in the show are Nick Busco, John Cohen, Susan Fino, Lisa Law, Frank Lombarde, Bibianna H. Matheis, James Rice, Rob Robinson, Davide Spindel and Rita Weigand.
An opening reception for the public to meet the artists will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. A special feature of the exhibition are two art posters created by DeBois, a Woodstock resident, commemorating the 50th and final concert of the Grateful Dead.
Ned Moran, collector, curator and developer of the Avalon Archives, states that the museum, located at the Tilley Foster Farm in Brewster, recently hosted its 10,000th visitor. Its collection includes over 9,000 pieces, among which are paintings, photographs, a library of 5,000 vinyl records, video tapes, audio tapes, books, posters and other artifacts.
Gallery hours at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. in Beacon, are from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. There is no entry fee to the exhibition, although donations are appreciated. For further information, call the Howland Cultural Center at 845-831-4988.
Photo courtesy of Howland Cultural Center