Wild Animals and Blues Harmonica at the Pember Museum
It’s not every day that the Pember can bring a bonafide celebrity local artist to First Friday. Twinkle-eyed Roy Egg, best-known for his painted roosters, hens and eggs, will be featured in a solo show in September, when he brings a series of large, wild animal paintings. There’s a white rhino, elephant, large cats, peacocks and other jungle creatures. The artist will be on hand to dispense his trademark witticisms and answer any questions on September 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. Also appearing for the first time at First Friday will be Bad Dog Spike, musician Kenny McGivern, with his rockin,’ bone chillin’ harmonica blues. Food and refreshments will also be available at the event.
Egg studied at the prestigious Art Students’ League in New York City and has received much acclaim for his work. He’s been a personal guest at the White House twice. A write-up of his West Pawlet gallery and art is currently mentioned in Garden and Gun Magazine. Roy once did over 40 paintings of food and the animals that provide it to bring awareness to world hunger. The Pember Library and Museum is lcoated at 33 West Main Street in Granville, N.Y. Call 518-642-1515 or visit thepember.com for more information.