The Schenectady County Historical Society has opened their newest exhibit “A Journey through History: The Artistic Works of Len Tantillo” at the newly opened George Franchere Education Center at the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction.
According to a recent press release: “The artwork by Len Tantillo included in this exhibit has the power to bring the visitor back in time. These very well researched paintings help in our understanding of history, especially locally, at a basic level. Len Tantillo is able to display often overlooked aspects of history, especially in everyday life, that are actually the real foundations of our local area, state, and country.”
This exhibit features over forty pieces of original artwork, including some that were just completed within the past year. Len Tantillo’s paintings cover historic subjects in Schenectady, Albany, Troy, New York City, the Adirondacks and more.
Tantillo’s work has appeared in national exhibitions, books, periodicals, and television documentaries in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and New Zealand. His paintings were also the subject of a 2004 documentary produced for Public Television entitled, “Hudson River Journeys.” In 2009 Len Tantillo’s work was featured internationally at the Westfries Museum in Hoorn, The Netherlands and was attended by over 10,000 visitors.
The exhibit will run through December 18th. For more information, go to www.schenectadyhistory.net, or contact Curator
Ryan Mahoney at 518-374-0263.
Photo: The Trading House by Len Tantillo. The first recorded European structure in New York State, built in 1614, known to the Dutch as Fort Nassau. Courtesy Len Tantillo.