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25 Cropsey Lane Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
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June 5 - July 28, 2017

open weekdays from 1pm - 5pm, no appointment necessary

Closed for Independence Day: July 3rd and 4th


Shoreline Symphony comprises artworks that portray the sights and sounds at
the water’s edge. The hypnotic nature of water attracts artists, who observe and
skillfully capture an ever-changing landscape while interpreting the rhythmic
Historically, artists used water as a symbol of wisdom, transformation, and
reflection. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was fascinated by teeming water and
studied it as both an artist and a scientist. He perceived water as the earth’s
lifeblood; in his seething and powerful depictions, the associated sounds are easy
to discern.
British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) was fascinated by the turbulence of the
sea. His monumental canvases are alive with violent motion and roaring water; they
tell stories of conquest and survival. American painter Thomas Hill (1829-1908)
created transcendent landscapes filled with surging waterfalls and thundering rivers
that plunge down mountainsides. Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910) devoted
much of his life to studying and interpreting the sometimes hostile, always rugged
seas; the struggle to survive is a dominant theme in his work.
Beauty abounds in Shoreline Symphony. Challenge your senses. Hear the sounds,
feel the wind, and imagine yourself transported to another place.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum

We are grateful to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, WI, for  extending an invitation to the Foundation to be a part of their Shoreline Symphony Exhibition. The exhibition captures both the spirit of the paintings' subjects and the dedicated representational artists that created them.

Adelia Rasines, Executive Director
Newington-Cropsey Foundation
Spring 2017

Ken Carlson
Among the Lily Pads,
Oil on hardboard

James Morgan

, 1985
Acrylic on canvas