Saturday, 15 October 2011

#54 In the Field: New York con't . . .

Yesterday we spent the day in the museums.  I must comment on the Sorolla murals at The Hispanic Society of America:  The great portrait painter, Everett Raymond Kinstler (see yesterday's Blog) informed me  that these paintings inspired him to became a painter when he was only 11 years old. They are magnificent and are worth the trip to the upper west side, on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets.

El Cid
Anna Hyatt Huntington  (1876-1973)
The Hispanic Society of America

Sorolla Murals
The Hispanic Society of America
New York, NY

Afterwards we joined the National Sculpture Society members and patrons  at the Cathedral of Saint John of the Divine on the upper west side for a private tour.  One of our National Sculpture Society Fellows, Greg Wyatt, is Sculptor in Residence at the Cathedral.  Greg has been a dear friend for over 30 years and is one of the most,  knowledgeable and passionate artists  I've ever met.  It was great fun talking art and reminiscing about times gone by.

Later we all met at a charming local bistro (we reserved the entire place for our group) near the Cathedral for a cocktail reception, dinner and a lively good time.

Sandy, Greg Wyatt, Robin Salmon and Fay Wyatt
In front of Greg's Peace Fountain

Robin is Vice-President and curator of Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens (See Blogs Oct.3-9)
Fay is a recognized Shakespearean scholar

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