Morning at the Noah Blake cabin…
Eric Sloane illustration of barn doors
Dreaming of barn or carriage house doors for the new classroom we are building for the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent, Connecticut.
No shortage of inspiration here, as Eric Sloane illustrated many regional barn doors, like these four from Pennsylvania and New York.
Illustration used by permission, from Wil Mauch’s Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane.
To learn more about the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum and our mission to assist in the preservation and interpretation of the Eric Sloane Museum and its collection, see www.friendsoftheericsloanemuseum.org.
New Initiative for the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum
Two of the nicest gentlemen you would care to meet. On the left is Andrew Rowand, who has done an incredible amount of work as the Site Manager for the museum. Andrew is incredibly hard working, has fantastic ideas, and is very knowledgeable about Eric Sloane, the museum, and many, many historic crafts and trades. He has been a great partner!
On the right is John Pennings, my successor in every meaning of the word. John is a natural leader, and is very skilled and knowledgeable in more things than I can even remember. Thank you, John, for serving as our board president.
We’re surveying the lean-to shed and listening to Andrew’s needs for an enclosed space dedicated to education…it looks as if this will be the next major project that the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will undertake in support of our mission to assist the museum. We will keep you posted!
This nice note came in the other day from Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum member Dayna Wenzel, a very talented artist – Dayna’s works can be seen via:
“I have been fortunate to participate in the last 2 art shows celebrating Eric Sloane and his wonderful, diverse work. I have especially enjoyed your book which I received as a participating artist. The positive work of the museum and the Friends group is very impressive and so very worthwhile. ”
Thank you, Dayna! We appreciate having you as a member!
Thank you, Scott, for your kind words regarding the talk, the museum, and the Friends group. We’re so pleased to have you as a member of the group. For those of you who don’t know Scott Sheldon, he is a well-known aficionado of the works of Eric Sloane as well as a very talented woodworker and carpenter. It was great to see you and your brother again! Here is what Scott shared with the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum:
“My brother and I attended the talk given by Dr. Mauch yesterday. It was some time very well spent. The talk was very informative and interesting as he went over some of the fine points of the Cloudscapes done by Eric Sloane. My appreciation of Sloane‘s work was increased be caused of the knowledge shared by Mr. Mauch. It was great to learn more about the depth of Sloane’s paintings. I missed several of the events that “The Friends of Eric Sloane Museum” held this pass season and now I regret it. Next season I will try to make every event. Dr. Mauch told me of up coming events for next year and it sounds very exciting. I would strongly recommend becoming a member of “The Friends of Eric Sloane Museum”, check it out on FB and online. Also want to mention Barbara Russ Museum Assistant aided in the talk with her vast knowledge of Eric Sloane. Thanks to both Dr. Mauch and Barbara.”
Our thanks to Harold and Marie Stewart, steadfast supporters of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum. In addition to a generous donation to the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum earlier this year, Harold and Marie renewed their Sponsor level membership in the group. Thank you!
Caroline Nelson, a participant in the 2104 “The World Above: Artists Celebrate the Sky” Contest, Exhibit and Sale at the Eric Sloane Museum, had an article published in The Lakeville Journal about her experiences as a participant in the show:
Please see p.13.
Thank you, Caroline! I appreciated reading about your experiences as an artist in the show – and we all appreciated as well your beautiful work.
The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum welcomes new member Phyllis Oria at the Volunteer Level. 100% of your financial support is used to preserve and promote the legacy of artist Eric Sloane, as well as to enhance the Eric Sloane Museum. Thank you!
The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum welcomes new member Thomas Brandon at the Sponsor Level. Thom took advantage of the offer to have a formal appraisal conducted of a wonderful Eric Sloane painting he and his wife Pamela own. Dayna Wenzel renewed for 2014-2015 at the Family Membership Level – many of you will recognize Danya’s name as she is a talented artist who participates in our annual art show held at the Eric Sloane Museum. Our thanks as well to Karin Peterson, who joined the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum at the Family Membership Level. 100% of your financial support is used to preserve and promote the legacy of artist Eric Sloane, as well as to enhance the Eric Sloane Museum. Thank you!
The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum welcomes new member Sharon Dougherty at the Volunteer Level and renewing member Michael J. Salvino at the Sponsor Level. 100% of your financial support is used to preserve and promote the legacy of artist Eric Sloane, as well as to enhance the Eric Sloane Museum. Thank you!