The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the third iteration of Olivebridge artist and twelfth-generation Ulster county resident, Kate McGloughlin's exhibition, Requiem for Ashokan, The Story Told in Landscape. The show will run from November 16, 2019 through January 4, 2020, with an opening reception on Saturday November 16, from 2 – 4 pm, followed by an artist's talk and reading at 4 pm, at which McGloughlin will be joined by local authors, Gail Straub (The Ashokan Way: Landscape's Path Into Consciousness, Homebound Publications), and Nina Shengold, (Reservoir Year, Syracuse Press).

McGloughlin's exhibition, featuring prints, paintings, works on paper, historical maps, video, and both written and spoken word installations, depicts the emotional upheaval her maternal ancestors' neighbors and homeland endured during the clearing of the Esopus Valley to make way for the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir. The work, rendered in black and white, describes the devastation, disruption and loss of community, told from the landscape's point of view.

McGloughlin will also conduct a children's program, “Help Me Tell the Story”, on Saturday, November 23 from 2 – 4 pm, which will include storytelling and a mural making project for local citizens, ages 6 and older.

On Saturday, November 30 from 2 – 4 pm, McGloughlin will moderate a panel called, “Vanishing Olive”, where she will be joined by April M. Beisaw, PhD, RPA, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College and Associate Editor, Historical Archaeology; LeAnne Avery, PhD, Associate Professor, Science Education, Co-Editor, Community Development; and Adam Bosch, Director of Public Affairs, Bureau of Water Supply, NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The panel will discuss, among other things, the DEP land acquisition program and its effect on the historical/ecological culture of the Town of Olive, and the need to protect both the watershed and certain historical sites in Olive.

All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Olive Free Library's Community Room, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

Exhibition Dates: November 16, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2 – 4 pm
Artist's Talk and Reading: Saturday, November 16, 4 pm
Children's Program “Help Me Tell the Story”: Saturday, November 23, 2 – 4 pm
Panel “Vanishing Olive”: Saturday, November 30, 2 – 4 pm

Proudly sponsored by Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, Boiceville Wines and Spirits, Bread Alone, and The Door Jamb.

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Requiem for Ashokan XV
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Cloudburst Ashokan Reservoir
Requiem for Ashokan X
Requiem for Ashokan X
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