July 14, 2011 —
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum at 332 Main St. is currently hosting “The Artwork of Manville B. Wakefield: Artist-Educator-Historian-Railroad Buff.”
“Wake” came to Sullivan County in 1953 when he took the position of art instructor at the Tri-Valley School. Before his arrival he was well known for his black and white illustrations of trains. His love of trains took him one step further into model railroading, where his art became three dimensional. In 1953, Wakefield started painting in oil and continued until his death in 1974 at the age of 50.
Other exhibition currently available are “Impact of Water on the Life and the Growth of the Valleys” and “The Rondout and Neversink Watersheds: Before, During and After.”
The museum is open Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. through October. Adult admission costs $2, $1 for children under 16, and is free for children under six. Visit timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.