Monday, May 16, 2016

"Behold the Moon" at the Hammond Museum

I will be exhibiting two new wall installations. Image detail below.

Mimi Czajka Graminski Image: "Waning" detail,  fabric, wool 

''Behold the Moon'' an art exhibit to celebrate the Hammond Museum's 50th Anniversary of Moon Viewing - curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis.
 Opening Reception: Saturday June 11, 1-3PM
 Exhibit: June 8September 17, 2016
 Hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 12 Noon to 4PM
 Location: Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
                   28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY.
 Museum Tel: 914 - 669 - 5033,
North Salem NY - This year Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is celebrating its 50th anniversary of Moon Viewing. The Annual Moon Viewing Concert (August 20) at the Hammond Museum is a tradition that was begun by the founder Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966. The elegant custom of eating, drinking, listening to music, and writing poetry while watching the moon, has been performed devotedly since the Tang Dynasty in China (618-906) and started in Japan in the middle of the Hein period (794-1192). To commemorate the event the Hammond Museum has asked Bibiana Huang Matheis to curate an art exhibit “Behold the Moon” to accompany the celebration.  The Exhibit will be on view for 3 months (June 8 to September 17). Bibiana Huang Matheis has invited 13 well established artists from the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Long Island and NewYork City to participate in this multimedia art show. Included in this contemporary art exhibit, to honor an ancient tradition, are 8 site-specific installations. Artists are Carla Goldberg, Chuck von Schmidt, Eda, Eleni Smolen, Elizabeth MacDonald, Harry White, Illse Schreiber-Noll, Karen Fitzgerald, Leslie Pelino, Lisa Breznak, Lori Robeau, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Pam Smilow. The resulting art exhibit is a seamless flow of contemporary, contemplative visual poetry - Behold the Moon at the Hammond.