Riversdale in Bloom – Paint-Out Day in the Garden

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Riverdale Gardens were open for Paint-Out Day in the Garden.  This event was co-presented by the Riverdale House Museum and Brentwood Arts Exchange.  It was a beautiful day to be outside and wander through the gardens and grounds.  I took advantage of the morning sun to take some photos of the house

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and the spring flowers in bloom now.

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Artists sat up and started creating.  Artists can submit their work to the museum and Brentwood Arts Exchange to show in a juried exhibit.  The exhibit will run May 2nd through June 8th.  The deadline for submissions is April 23rd.

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I also took advantage of the day to work on a drawing of a window in the kitchen house.  I wondered, what were the stories of the people that looked out of this window in the 1800’s.

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Riverdale House was built by Henri Joseph Stier in 1801, and was home of his daughter Rosalie and her husband George Calvert.  Riverdale House is now a National Historic Landmark.  The museum is open Monday through Friday and tours are available Friday and Sunday.  The gardens are open daily dawn to dusk.  The museum has special events thought out the year.  Please check out their website at http://www.riversdale.org/.

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Keep creating,

Dee

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