Behind the Scenes Networking Events
At our regional listening sessions, participants indicated they would like to have a greater opportunity to network with fellow GHHN members. At the same time, several organizations indicated an interest in hosting a behind-the-scenes tour at their sites, highlighting their collections, archives or exhibits. You asked, and we listened!
You are invited to attend the May Behind-the-Scenes Networking event hosted by Manitoga, The Russel Wright Design Center. This is a unique opportunity during which GHHN members and friends can come together to enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, discovery, food and drink, and camaraderie!
Manitoga is the House, Studio and 75-acre Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright (1904-1976), and is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State. We invite you to join Allison Cross, Director, to learn about the on-going restoration of Russel Wright's mid-century home and landscape. She will also discuss keeping Russel Wright's legacy of creative experimentation alive through her invitations to contemporary artists. The Artist Residency program was initiated in 2014 to foster creative responses to Manitoga that invoke Russel Wright's legacy of creative experimentation and celebration of place. This year, NYC based artist Stephen Talasnik has been chosen for the 2015 Artist Residency program. He will be building a series of floating reed structures in Manitoga's Quarry Pool. We encourage you to bring a friend to introduce to them to GHHN and include your staff so they may benefit from this enriching experience! We hope you can join us for this fantastic event!
Sign up early-- Space is VERY limited!
Previous Behind the Scenes events sold out!
There is a $10 requested donation to cover hospitality.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Image Credits: Manitoga webpage; Dragon Rock, Vivian Linares; Russel Wright's Studio, Rob Penner Photography; Stephen Talasnik Photos: Don Pollard
To see photos from recent Behind-the Scenes Events, please click here.