​​ 6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month, Lotte Petricone
Lotte Petricone grew up in New York City. She attended the High School of Music and Art and studied painting at The Cooper Union School of Art.  After graduating from Cooper Union, Lotte worked in film production as a cel animator on commercials and television. She started her career as an educator at the School of Visual Arts where she taught animation and drawing to BFA and Continuing Education students. This led to the completion of the SVA Post-Baccalaureate Art Education program and teaching art at a small public middle school in Brooklyn, before relocating to Nyack, NY, in 1999. Lotte completed her Master of Arts in Teaching - Visual Arts at Manhattanville College in 2003 and is currently an art educator at Felix Festa Middle School in Clarkstown, NY. ​​

Maxine Nodel
'Eyes on America' - A Special Drawing Project
7-8 PM – Gallery Talk
Maxine Nodel will share her passion and artistic thought process for her Eyes on America’ Portrait Project, her new emerging initiative celebrating the beauty, fragility, and exquisite uniqueness of American diversity during tumultuous times. Maxine received her BFA from Cooper Union and exhibits and sells her work nationally and internationally. She was also an award-winning arts educator and founder and principal of a NYC arts high school funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant. In 2009, her school received the Lincoln Center Institute First Place Award for Most Imaginative Curriculum in NYC.
EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE MUSEUM & STUDY CENTER in Nyack, New York, is the birthplace of the renowned American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has preserved the legacy and home of America's most iconic artist.