Her Art Emerges From Scraps & Junk

New Show Starts Oct. 4

Many artists use traditional oils, while others will chip away at huge hunks of marble. A few employ somewhat more peculiar media, such as scraps of old packaging, broken bits of plastic, the inner parts of shattered machines, and other assorted flotsam and jetsam.

Melinda Wallach, whose mixed-media work will be displayed at the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck throughout October, will use “almost anything” in her art, she says, especially “modern garbage,” the discarded debris of contemporary life.

Her exhibition opens with a free Saturday evening reception at the Old Stone House, from 6-10 pm on October 4th, to be catered by Chef Austin from the Grant House Country Inn in Bethel, NY (www.granthousecountryinn.com). The art can be viewed thereafter on Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4 pm, through Oct. 26th.


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“Somewhere in the Catskills” Official Launch Workshop


The Old Stone House is super proud to launch it’s first-ever sketchbook program entitled “Somewhere in the Catskills.” Thank you to all who participated in the first of three workshops to guide participants in completing the project. The workshops are optional however, and anyone can participate in the project by registering and ordering a sketchbook of their own. If you live too far from the house, we welcome online participants to join the community discussion by posting works in progress at our facebook page, or using the Instagram hashtag #theoldstonehouse. To learn more and register, click to view our sketchbook page!


Sketchbook Art Program at Hasbrouck Old Stone House Gains Grant From DVAA


The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, a regional arts and education center, has received a $630 grant through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance to support a local sketchbook art program inspired by The Sketchbook Project, the national arts endeavor operated by the Brooklyn Art Library.

The funds will help defray some of the local program’s major expenses, including compensation for three workshop leaders and numerous art supplies.

The Sketchbook Project supports individual expression through personal “sketchbooks” of drawings, collages, photos, writings, and other works suitable for the printed page. The Old Stone House version, titled “Somewhere in the Catskills,” encourages participants to artistically explore the scenery, buildings, events and people that make our area so special.