I’m so pleased to announce that my painting of the Benjamin Parry Mansion for the children’s book Let’s Visit New Hope, by Gayle Goodman and Roy Ziegler, has been accepted into the 30th Annual Bucks Fever Exhibit. The exhibit’s theme is “Celebrating Bucks County Architecture” and is sponsored by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and William and Laurie Schutt.
The opening reception is Thursday, April 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Wellness Center, 847 Easton Road, Warrington, and the show continues through April 21. Admission is free and further info is available at 215-348-3913.
I thank the Chamber and the exhibit committee for including art that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. My book illustration shows a family visiting the Parry Mansion in New Hope and taking note of the landmark Lenape Indian just outside the historic house, with Ben Parry himself, who acts as ‘tour guide’ in the book, looking out the door.
I visited Parry Mansion just a few days ago for the 259th anniversary of Benjamin Parry’s birthday, celebrated by the New Hope Historical Society, which maintains the lovely home. The house was built by Parry in the 1770s and several generations of his family lived there. The Historical Society has many original artifacts and donated period pieces of furniture throughout the house, and I highly recommend touring the house if you are in the area.