If you haven’t found your way yet over to THE SCHOOL: JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY in the Village of Kinderhook, this holiday season is a great time to make your first visit.
Currently on view is “Winter in America,” a group exhibition featuring works of artists from 15 countries and “Room with View,” the drawings and sculptures of internationally acclaimed sculptor Mark di Suvero. Included in “Winter in America” are selected prints from the 19th-century sketchbook of Harold Van Santvoord. A native son of Kinderhook, Van Santvoord was a frequent contributor to Life magazine and was a member from 1908 until the time of his death in 1913 of the editorial staff of The Albany Times Union.
The sketchbook, containing 30 illustrated limericks and about a dozen portraits of Kinderhook citizens of the time, was donated to the Kinderhook Memorial Library by the Van Schaack family in the early 1900s and has never before been publicly exhibited. This charming piece of folk art and historic treasure was rescued from potential damage by basement flooding about ten years ago by Warren Applegate, Kinderhook resident, book lover, and volunteer for The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library.
There’s more to read about Van Santvoord’s work and its inclusion in the contemporary “Winter in America” exhibition in an article by JAMIE LARSON AT RURAL INTELLIGENCE.
Photo courtesy of Jamie Larson and Rural Intelligence.
THE SCHOOL: JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY
IS OPEN EVERY SATURDAY FROM 11:00AM TO 5:00PM
The gallery will also be open on Candlelight Night in the Village of Kinderhook on December 11, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm — with musical magic by members of The Broad Street Chorale in the main gallery from 6:00-7:00pm.