Cordially invites you to our

SIXTH ANNUAL COCKTAIL RECEPTION BENEFIT

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Cover Photo and design by Denise Fehr

 

Celebrating the Restoration of the Carriage House

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 6:00PM-8:00 PM

Westbrook Manor

A stroll to the newly renovated Upper and Lower Carriage House

Tours of the Carriage House

A presentation of “The Evolution of Bayard Cutting Arboretum”

Cocktail Reception by The Hidden Oak Café

Annex Art exhibition by Mary Ahern

Music by Bob Tierney

All proceeds will fund restoration projects at Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Ticket Reservation

 

History of The Carriage House: William Bayard Cutting had a large stable and carriage house built in 1898. It was designed by Charles Haight, the same architect that designed the Manor House. The Cuttings housed their thoroughbred horses and their many carriages in this building. The carriage house was home to the English coachman, stable hands, grooms, chauffeurs, and other male employees. Today the carriage house is used for educational classes, art shows, flower displays, Sunday concerts, meetings, and symposiums.
 
Restoration of the Carriage House: For the carriage house phase one restoration project, the Arboretum staff, assisted by a team of tradesman and volunteers, undertook the enormous task of restoring its beautiful rooms. Both the upper and lower levels were meticulously repaired, painted, and refurbished. We’re looking forward to phase two!
 
About the Artist: Mary Ahern is a classically trained artist working in both traditional and digital mediums. Her creative tools of choice are her computer, tablet & pressure sensitive stylus, melded with the vast array of traditional media. She uses combinations of these mediums to create her Digital Mixed Media Fine Art Paintings. A critical component of Mary Ahern’s Art & life is restless experimentation. Technological advances in hardware, software, materials, and surfaces continuously provide new artistic opportunities for display and engagement. Combining the old and the new are the tools she uses to create her traditional representational Fine Art.
 
Kristin Halecky: This year’s fundraiser is dedicated to the memory of our office manager for the past ten years, Kristin Halecky. We all remember Kristin’s upbeat personality and her wonderful smile. She never lost that gift and continued to inspire all of us throughout her illness. Her untimely death leaves behind her husband and young twin boys. We are grateful for the time she spent with us at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and continue to offer support to her family.
 
Tapestry Painting Raffle: “I was inspired to paint the beautiful tapestry on the walls of the Manor House Dining Room for one of our exhibits in the Annex Galleries called ‘Arboretum Inspirations.’ I thought it would look beautiful in my dining room credenza, bringing home a little bit of Bayard Cutting History. Instead, I donated this original watercolor to the Arboretum to be raffled at their fundraiser to raise funds to maintain this wonderful Long Island, Historical Park. I am sure it will also look beautiful in your home.” Victoria Beckert 
 
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