Ecstatic Light - the illuminated paintings of Peter Bynum

Ecstatic Light - the illuminated paintings of Peter Bynum

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison New York presents Ecstatic Light the illuminated paintings of 2016 resident artist Peter Bynum. A site-specific installation of Bynum’s works will be on display in Russel Wright’s House and Studio, marking Manitoga’s first presentation of a contemporary artist within the interiors. The installation will be on view during seasonal public tours and special programs, including artist-led tours from May 13 through November 14, 2016. 

Reservations available through BrownPaperTickets.com.

Studio Interior

Studio Interior

Russel Wright's Studio at Manitoga.

Photo: Tara Wing Photography

Ben Neill's MANITOGA

Ben Neill's MANITOGA

ANNUAL OPEN AIR PERFORMANCE FEATURING BEN NEILL'S MANITOGA
Saturday, October 1, 4:00 pm, Rain Date: Sunday, October 2
$45 General Public, $35 Manitoga Members, $20 Children 18 and under
$125 Benefit Ticket - Includes Private Reception with Ben Neill
$500 Benefit Performance Committee - Two Benefit Tickets, plus listing as member of the committee
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE ONLY through BrownPaperTickets.com

BEN NEILL is back by popular demand to re-stage his evocative MANITOGA for brass quintet and electronics on Saturday, October 1. Returning with Neill will be instrumentalists Jason Covey, James O'Connor, John Charles Thomas and Peter Zummo. In 2014, Neill premiered MANITOGA to a sold-out audience within the natural amphitheater of Manitoga’s central Quarry Pool.
MANITOGA, the composition, draws upon influences as varied as the Native American spiritual connection to nature, the region’s Revolutionary War history of battle cries and bugle calls, and Mahler’s use of the horn call as a pastorale.

MANITOGA, the composition, begins with players widely dispersed in Manitoga’s woodland garden, beyond view of the audience. The music materializes from the sonic landscape as the players gradually move closer to the Quarry pool and waterfall. The musicians play sculptor Carol Szymanski’s elegant brass “phonemophones,” bugles in the form of letters spelling out the word "MANITOGA." Through his electronic mutantrumpet, Neill engages in musical dialogues with them, both acoustically and digitally shaping the acoustic and electronic textures in real time. The piece ends with all musicians playing in a concert arrangement.

Russel Wright in New York

Russel Wright in New York

Designer Russel Wright at work in his New York City Studio.

Photo: Manitoga Archives

Ecstatic Light - the illuminated paintings of Peter Bynum

Ecstatic Light - the illuminated paintings of Peter Bynum

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison New York presents Ecstatic Light - the illuminated paintings of 2016 resident artist Peter Bynum. A site-specific installation of Bynum’s works will be on display in Russel Wright’s House and Studio, marking Manitoga’s first presentation of a contemporary artist within the interiors. The installation will be on view during seasonal public tours and special programs, including artist-led tours from May 13 through November 14, 2016. 

Reservations available through BrownPaperTickets.com.

Dragon Rock and Mountain Laurel

Dragon Rock and Mountain Laurel

Spring view of Russel Wright's Dragon Rock house at Manitoga with blooming mountain laurel. 

 

Photo: Vivian Linares

Nature in Design

Nature in Design

Nature In Design
Russel Wright Dinnerware Inspired by MANITOGA

On Display with Tour Admission Beginning Sept. 2

Wright's Knowles Esquire line of dinnerware incorporated patterns drawn from sketches Wright made of Queen Anne's lace, seedpods, and grasses while exploring Manitoga's landscape.* 

Nature in Design presents examples of Russel Wright's nature-inspired dinnerware lines including Harker's White Clover, Grass and Queen Anne's Lace by Knowles Esquire, and Flair's Ming Lace. On display in the main House with tour reservation, beginning Labor Day Weekend, September 2, 2016.

Reserve a Tour TODAY to view these elegant objects within the experimental home and visionary landscape that inspired their creation. 

*from Russel Wright: An American Modern, by Donald Albrecht and Dianne Pierce, Co-Curators, Russel Wright: The Nature of Design, August 29, 2012 - March, 10, 2013 Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz

Photo: Vivian Linares

Nature in Design

Nature in Design

Nature in Design
Russel Wright's Manitoga Inspired Dinnerware

On Display at Manitoga with Tour Reservation beginning September 2.

 

 

 

 

Photo: Vivian Linares

Russel Wright's American Modern

Russel Wright's American Modern

Photo: Masca