Back in January during the "Five" exhibition at the Tech Garden curator Ty Marshal made me an offer to paint backdrops for the theatrical company he serves as a managing director for, Rarely Done Productions. Intrigued partly due to my background in stage & theater -- I actually painted a set for a Town of Dewitt summer theater project in 1986 -- I could not say no, especially at the prospect of being paid for the work.
Turns out the play the sets would be for were "Grey Gardens: The Musical", an adaptation of the story of Big & Little Edie Beale and their crusty old mansion near East Hampton on Long Island. All I knew was that Ty had thought of my style when their production designer had indicated that one set would be a series of panels depicting a neglected weatherbeaten shingled wall.
Book your tickets at the link below! I'm going to the last performance on March 23.
At project completion with three of the four panels after a 32 hour painting marathon.