EBWA : EBWA June 13
"Architecture and Art: Tour and Exhibit"
The trip to the Franchere Center at the Mabee Farm on June 13 offers a combination of history, art and architecture. Interesting architecture can be found in the LEED building itself which utilizes solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling system. Other interesting architecture is displayed in the approximately 10' x 10' model of a colonial Dutch barn which can be dismantled and reassembled to demonstrate Dutch building techniques. In addition, the 1760 Dutch barn moved from Johnstown to the site in the 1990's, as well as the surrounding buildings surviving from colonial time provide architectural interest.
One of Len Tantillo's newest paintings, "The Edge of New Netherlands", commissioned by the Schenectady County Historical Society and completed in 2012, is exhibited at the Center. Tantillo paints historical scenes based on substantial research. He incorporates accurate details into scenes as he
imagines they may have happened and has been lauded for bringing history to life.
We can also view the grounds, noticing the vegetable, herb and broom corn gardens as well as viewing historical exhibits.
We will gather for a picnic in the old Dutch barn at 6 pm. please arrive by 7 pm for the tour of the Franchere building. Cost for the meal and program is $15; cost for the program only is $5 or the admission price for the site.
Directions and more information about the site can be found at www.schist.org/mabee.htm. Parking is plentiful. However, informal car pools are encouraged.
EBWA is organized without a rigid structure. We have no formal constitution, nor do we elect officers. The group is guided by the steering committee which meets monthly to make decisions and share responsibilities. All members are invited to join the steering committee. We especially want to provide programs that reflect the interests of EBWA women, but are interested in the opinions of the membership on other issues as well. If you enjoy EBWA, please consider coming to a steering committee meeting which is usually held the first Monday evening of the month in a member’s home. For more information contact Judy Clough by e-mailing her at email@example.com.
More detailed information about EBWA meetings and policies can be found by opening the following link: http://tinyurl.com/WA-Evening-Branch.