These three related exhibitions, guest curated by Lucy Krupenye, celebrate the artistic accomplishments of three generations of Lucy Krupenye’s creative family.
Artistic Legacies: The Krupenye Family
The story begins with an historical tribute to Berta Gladstone, owner in the 1960s of the nationally recognized Gladstone Galleries in Woodstock, NY, which created an environment of professionalism in the pursuit of ideas and aesthetics outside major city centers. Artists who exhibited at Gladstone Galleries simultaneously showed their art at such noted institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Berta Gladstone’s legacy was continued by her daughter Grace Gladstone Krupenye and granddaughter Lucy Krupenye, both of whom became respected professional artists.
Grace Gladstone Krupenye
collage: paper, watercolor, metal
24 x 22 in.
Grace Gladstone Krupenye (1927-2021), Life Through Her Eyes
Grace Krupenye, Berta’s daughter and Lucy’s mother, participated in several exhibitions at the Hammond Museum during her long career. The works in this memorial show include collages and paintings from several different series. Made over the decades, these works were previously
displayed at the Katonah Museum of Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and the National Museum of Design in New York City, among others.
“The Colors of Time: Our lives are shaped by events, experiences and emotions which influence our development and create a continuum of the colors of life’s journey.”
-Grace Gladstone Krupenye
stone, metal, wood, bone
12 x 15 in.
Lucy Krupenye, An Artist’s Journey
A career sampling of several series by Lucy Krupenye, Grace’s daughter, represents her responses to familial influences. Lucy’s found metal, stone, wood, and bone assemblages search for harmony among diverse elements, much like the human condition.
Inspired by nature, music, and the world around her, the artist works to create beauty, peace, and tranquility. Her creations range from under 1 foot to over 6 feet tall—these smaller works, scaled to fit in the vitrines, retain the same organic, multicultural symbolism, and strength that permeates all her creations.
digital photography archival pigment print on heavy cotton rag
40 x 40 in.
Guild Hall Gallery
Continuing in her grandmother’s creative footsteps, Lucy Krupenye has curated a peaceful and meditative atmosphere in the Hammond Museum’s Guild Hall Gallery.
Krupenye has gathered together from across the Northeast works of 23 artists who share her philosophical and aesthetic vision for creating art that can serve as guides toward peace and transcendence both in our inner and outer environments. This exhibition inspires introspection and can point the
viewer to the many paths of different meditative states. Each artist’s contribution offers his/her take, using many different artistic styles and materials, on what creates or inspires calmness, introspection, quiet, and observation.
According to Krupenye, “We are living in extremely difficult times, and I have created a Zen Sanctuary so visitors can have a tranquil escape from the world and be surrounded by peace, calm, and beauty.”
Randi Jane Davis
Mary Ellen Hendricks
Cate M. Leach
Join us to see these three memorable and engaging exhibitions and meet the artists whose works are on display during this free reception. Music provided by Chick's Candy Store.
The Jones Factor Jazz Concert, Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 pm
Relax with an autumn walk in the garden (open at 6pm), followed by an engaging exhibition talk by curator and artist Lucy Krupenye at 6:30pm. At 7pm begins a dynamic outdoor concert by the 6-piece jazz ensemble. You are welcome to bring snacks and BYOB.