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Farms and Barns at The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm Trust

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Eric Sloane NA, 1905-1985, February Morning, circa 1978, Oil on masonite, 21" x 45"

Eric Sloane NA, 1905-1985, February Morning, circa 1978, Oil on masonite, 21″ x 45″

The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm located in the Litchfield Hills on 44 Upland Rd. in New Milford Connecticut is hosting a new Barns and Farms Exhibit that runs through October 5. Tosto, Laurence Neufeld, son and nephew of the Neufelds, and Art Kerber, of Millerton’s Green River Gallery who is offering a selection of Eric Sloane paintings, will be greeting guests at the reception. The artwork in the gallery is available for purchase, and Tosto will also be accepting future commissions.

This exhibit that is hung in the hayloft gallery at The Silo features the work of some of the areas best known artists: Eric Sloane and Woldemar Neufeld. Also on display will be works from Kate Neufeld, Woldemar’s sister, and by Merryall resident Frank Tosto.

Woldemar Neufeld, 1909-2002, Barn with Heifer, 1969, Oil on board, 12" x 19.5";

Woldemar Neufeld, 1909-2002, Barn with Heifer, 1969, Oil on board, 12″ x 19.5″;

The artists, each in their own style, have documented buildings, vistas and the history of their era. While the Neufelds and Sloane are deceased, Tosto carries on the tradition of recording the landscapes of our time for posterity.

This exhibit shows that barns are are more than just buildings. They are a witness to centuries of change. In this era of sustainable agriculture, part of the mission at Hunt Hill Farm is their focus on teaching future generations the importance of farming and barns through active adaptive usage of our historic buildings.

The Last Farm in Merryall, 2001, Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 24" x 30"

The Last Farm in Merryall, 2001, Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 24″ x 30″

The Barns and Farm exhibit will be augmented in September by the addition of Barn Again, a retired Smithsonian Institution Main Street exhibit, now in the hands of Hunt Hill Farm.

The Silo Gallery and Store are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, (860) 355-0300 or visit www.hunthillfarmtrust.org. For area information www.litchfieldhills.com.

 About The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm

Drawing on the creative legacy of Skitch and Ruth Henderson, the Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is a vibrant and unique regional resource, offering the public opportunities to explore music, art, cuisine, and permanently protected historic open space.

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