ECSTATIC LIGHT - Peter Bynum
Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison New York presents Ecstatic Light - the illuminated paintings of 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 .
The installation has been extended for the 2017 Tour Season. Visit the Tours Page for details.
Ben Neill's MANITOGA-Annual Performance 2016
On Oct. 30, 2016 Composer/Performer Ben Neill again performed his original work MANITOGA for brass quintet and electronics. The work featured Ben on mutantrumpet - hybrid instrument of his own invention along with percussionist Mark Boulanger and brass players Jason Covey, James O'Connor, John Charles Thomas and Peter Zummo playing artist Carol Szymanski's Phonemophone 'Alpahebet Horns.'
Due to weather, the piece was performed inside the house
KRISTYNA & MAREK MILDE: HOMESCAPE
NYC based artists Kristyna and Marek Milde approached Manitoga in 2013 to help with an installation HOMESCAPE commissioned by Wave Hill and featuring plant life obtained from our landscape. At the conclusion of their exhibition, the sculptures returned to Manitoga on indefinite loan from the artists. They are on view in the Auto Court. Read on for more.
Photo: Vivian Linares
Manitoga Summer Nature and Design Camp
MANITOGA SUMMER NATURE & DESIGN CAMP
Two week program for children 5 to 12 years
Inspire your child with a joyful experience of nature in a magical place.
Since 1988, Manitoga has offered a unique summer day camp program designed to cultivate an awareness and love of nature in children through the exploration of Russel Wright's 75-acre woodland garden and his unique design experiments within the House and Studio.
TODD REYNOLDS / BEN NEILL - A PROGRAM OF MODERN MUSIC - Sept 2015
On September 26, 2015, contemporary composer/performer Ben Neill led an ensemble of accomplished musicians in a program of contemporary music produced in response to SANCTUARY by Stephen Talasnik. The performance featured violinist Todd Reynolds playing original works as well as a performance of John Cage's Five - one of the composer's later 'Number Pieces'. The concert concluded in grand style with an ensemble of 12 - 15 players performing a spirited version of Terry Riley's landmark minimalist composition In C.
STEPHEN TALASNIK: SANCTUARY
Manitoga's 2015 Artist Residency featured Sanctuary, an installation of floating reed structures in Manitoga's central Quarry Pool by Stephen Talasnik.
Photo: Don Pollard
OverCast - A PennDesign Student Design-Build Project
In 2015, Masters of Architecture student's from UPenn's PennDesign school designed and later fabricated OverCast, a pavilion structure.
The collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and MANITOGA celebrates the legacy of industrial designer Russel Wright. OverCast takes inspiration from the curvature of Wright's groundbreaking American modern collection of 1937. For fabrication, similarly curved thermoformed polystyrene pieces were used as "bricks" to constitute a larger sculptural pavilion.
ArchDaily.com has named PennDesign's OverCast pavilion one of the best student design-build projects of 2016 from 20 countries worldwide. Congratulations to the student team and the professors!