Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Slate Valley Museum to hold Sip and Paint on Slate event

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Photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled for the past 40 years,
documented in the film “The Salt of the Earth.”

Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. — GRANVILLE, N.Y. — The Slate Valley Museum will host its second Sip and Paint on Slate on Friday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. The class will be led by Andrea Tabor of the Traveling Paints in painting a perfect spring scene.

A traditional Sip and Paint event is centered around enjoying drinks and the company of other people while painting on a canvas all their own to take home. The Slate Valley Museum’s event will encompass this traditional idea while adding a twist. Attendees will be plaining on slate, rather than canvas, much like many people in the slate community have done. Many of the paintings on slate in the Slate Valley Museum’s collection will be on display during the event. Attendees will be able to view these paintings thought the evening and be able to leave the event with one of their very own paintings on slate.

“Using slate as a material is a very different experience and it comes with perks,” explains Event Chair Amanda Begin. “At our first Sip and Paint on Slate, held last September, the painting chosen allowed for some of the surface to be left alone. We again chose a painting that will allow the natural slate to be incorporated, letting that beauty and texture come through in the painting.”

As they paint, attendees will be able to enjoy Moscato Lemonade, Sangria, water, or soda. Snacks will also be available.

“There’s no better way to ring in Spring than with a Spring-themed event,” exclaims Board of Trustees President Molly Biggs-Celani, “We are waiting on Spring to officially arrive after this unusual winter “

The event will take place in the 19th century Dutch barn the Slate Valley Museum calls home. Doors will open around 6:30 p.m. so attendees can settle in before painting starts at 7 p.m. Door prize drawings will occur throughout the event.

Tickets can be purchased for $35 before March 1 by calling the museum at 518-642-1417 using your credit card or by stopping by the museum to pay in person with cash, check, or credit card. Payments must be received at time of sign up. This price includes the first drink. One door prize ticket, all the paint supplies and instruction, as well as the finished masterpiece.

“Our first Sip and Paint on Slate was a fun night for community members and museum staff alike,” expresses Executive Director Krista Rupe, “we are very excited to be holding another one.”

The Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street, Granville, N.Y. For more information visit or call 518-642-1417. You can also find the museum on Facebook and Twitter.

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