Book signing Sunday at Chace for new release

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Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes celebrates the publication of Inverna Lockpez’s new book, The Noble Barn on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Lockpez will be signing books throughout the reception. Inverna Lockpez’s evocative portraits of Catskill barns reveal an integral part of our collective consciousness. Lockpez has chosen essayists whose writings combine a plea for historic preservation, poignant local history, and hope for the future of a diminished agricultural community.
The 60-page book with 34 color reproductions of area barns is accompanied by essays from professor Michael Tomlan, Cornell University, and the chair of the Barn Coalition, Barnard College professor Hertha Schulze, regional historian Diane Galusha, and galleryist Zoe Randall.
Inverna Lockpez, a native of Cuba and well-known painter/curator in New York City, built a studio in the Catskills in the 1980s.
Ms. Lockpez is currently the director of the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery, Arkville, and its Platte Clove Residency. Ms. Lockpez’s work is represented exclusively by Chace-Randall Gallery.
The gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes. Summer gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday and Holiday Mondays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more info, call 845 676-4901.