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“Country & Eastern: The Contemporary Watercolors of Michael Mendel”


Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Watercolors by Michael Mendel” at the Harrison Public Library on view June 3-28.

Michael Mendel was born in Berlin Germany in 1934.  He and his parents escaped the Nazi Regime of Adolf Hitler in the fall of 1938.  Circumstances forced them to reside in Havana, Cuba for almost two years, before being allowed to legally enter the United States.

Michael graduated from the City College of New York in 1956 with a BA in Art, then was commissioned as an officer in the US Infantry.   Back in civilian life and with several entry level art jobs behind him, he began a career as a graphic designer in the world of recorded music, a career that spanned almost forty years.  Opening his own art studio, he designed record album covers for many of America’s great musical personalities.  Tony Bennett; Gladys Knight; Johnny Mathis; Donovan; NY Philharmonic; Eydie Gorme; Beach boys and hundreds more.  Having dabbled in primitive oils in his younger years, he began to take painting seriously about 2009. With three small sets of watercolors and four brushes, he taught himself to paint in this new medium.

Michael’s New York City and Hudson River art has adorned the walls of museums and galleries throughout the East Coast and is also in private collections throughout the United States.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am to 9:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 9:30am to 5:30pm.  For info call the Library 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.

 

 

 

 

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Avenue
Harrison, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Harrison Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9148350324
Presenter Website: harrisonpl.org