At Rokeby Estate, Tivoli Artists Gallery Celebrates 25 Years
Dana Matthews, Diane Young, Jim Lewis and Anne Reed.
Michael Rhodes, artistic director, and Andrea Rhodes, producing director, of Tangent Theatre Tivoli, with Claudia Cooley, director of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce.
Performer and writer Cait Johnson, with Rokeby's resident, Ania Aldrich, an artist.
Mary Carroll with Susan Fowler-Gallagher, a photographer.
Tivoli mayor Joel Griffith, with Pamela Tucker; both are artists.
Posing in front of the money view are artists Maria Kolodziej-Zincio and Julia Aneshansley, who coordinated the silent auction.
HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty was a major sponsor of the event, and its principals were there: Conrad Hanson, Marcella Schumann, Dana Matthews and James Male.
Any arts organization that can sustain itself for a quarter of a century can be deemed a success, so the Tivoli Artists Gallery had an excellent reason to go all out at its Twilight Soiree on Saturday, July 14. The canvas surrounding the celebration was a work of art in itself. Rokeby Estate, that historical mansion of the Astor and Aldrich families (and rich in eccentricities), provided a spacious patio for a silent auction and a field for Papa’s Best Batch BBQ to set down its food truck. The mansion’s dining room offered a musical visit to Rokeby’s past, and was graced with an appearance by the Ghost of Rokeby. The art gallery received a proclamation honoring its contribution to the arts in Tivoli from New York State Senator Sue Serino, a sentiment seconded by Tivoli’s mayor Joel Griffith, who reiterated how important the gallery is to Tivoli and how it contributes to the village’s status as an arts and culture destination.
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