The photography of former Rockland Center for the Arts Board member, photographer and curator, Ned Harris, will be on display as the first exhibit of a series called “Angle of View” at RoCA beginning on Sept 11.
Tagged: Ghost Army
A local resident who recently passed away was a member of the Ghost Army of WWII. Read on to find out a little bit about him and his army unit.
Programs this week at the library:
- FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, Mon at 5p
- Cuentos y Canciones, Tue at 1p
- Teen Cooking, Tue at 6p
- Food for Thought: Nature’s New Deal, Thur at 7p
- Appreciation Wall Hanging with Jayme Cooper, Sat at 1p
- Carnegie Concert Series: Rockland Camerata, Sun at 2p
By Liz Sayles
“We had no real weapons. Yes, we were scared!”
One of the last great stories of WWII is finally on the big screen! In honor of our veterans on Memorial Day, there will be a special screening of the PBS film, The Ghost Army on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at The Nyack Center. The documentary details the mission of a a unique camouflage battalion loaded with artists.
by Liz Sayles
In 1944 a US Army battalion loaded with artists was sent to Europe with rubber tanks and phony artillery. Their mission was to divert the enemy. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1100 men of the The Ghost Army conjured up phony convoys, illusionary divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Beginning April 13, a new exhibit at the Hopper House brings together much of the original art created by the members of this unique unit, many of whom went on to have illustrious post-war art careers.
by Bill Batson
Over the past 20 years John Rossi has created over 450 woodcut replicas of private homes and public buildings in Rockland County. You may have seen his distinctive miniatures on the back counter of Koblin’s Pharmacy in Nyack or at the Brick Museum in Haverstraw.
Trained as a visual artist, Rossi worked in advertising and commuted from Congers to New York for 30 years. The advent of computer technology hastened Rossi’s exit from Madison Avenue. Like many artists, retirement was not an occasion to work less, but an opportunity to get a head start on a second career.