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Tailgater Continues through July at the Ossining Library

portion of gallery at the Ossining Library.
Portion of the gallery at the Ossining Library.

There’s still time to check out Tailgater!
Ossining LIbrary show cardJuly 1 through July 30, 2013. Ossining Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Library hours:
Mon & Thurs 9am – 9pm
Tues & Fri 10am – 6pm
Wed 1pm – 9pm
Sat 11am – 5pm/Sun 1pm – 5pm

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Reminder! Tailgater Opens this Saturday July 6!

Paintings are done and ready to hang for what will be an amazing car show (car art that is).

Organizing a big list of paintings for next weeks show.
Organizing a big list of paintings for next weeks show.

Join me on July 6th at the Ossining Library for a special show of work. I’m dusting off some oldies going back ten years, in addition to freshly painted and everything in between, for this display at the Ossining Library. It’s a great opportunity to view this body of work in the library’s large gallery space.

Ossining LIbrary show card
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the downstairs gallery of the library, which is located at 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY.  This exhibit will run through July 30th and will be on view to the public during library hours.

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Directions from NYC

Directions by Train: Grand Central Hudson Line (local) towards Croton Harmon. Get off at Ossining and walk (or cab, its a very big hill) up Secor to Main Street, left on route 9, right on Croton Avenue.

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Sal’s Ride (RIP)

There is an interesting story that goes along with this particular car. It goes back to when I purchased my first car that started my whole car painting craze. It was a 1973 Dodge Dart purchased from an old man named Winsper in Warwick Rhode Island. My husband and I drove it back to our Rockaway Beach studio.  Quickly I understood I needed a mechanic.  I was referred to one in Long Island City by a neighbor from our Brooklyn days.  His name was Sal and he ran a somewhat underground garage with no windows and a few big crazy dogs. Sal worked on mostly classic cars and did custom paint jobs (did I say there where no windows or vents in his garage?)

Sal was a short Italian guy (I think I had 3 inches on him at 5 ft 2) who only drove really big cars including this pink Cadillac with tricked out fins and a late 60’s two toned Lincoln.  Sal was also an Elvis impersonator. I wish I had taken more pictures because the guy had the trunk of this car lined with satin and filled with Elvis collectables. He was into it.

He was not the greatest mechanic, but he wasn’t a gouger either. I drove the dart with a broken tie rod for the first year and a half  I had the car thinking that was just how they handled. Eventually, he was unreachable due to numerous hospital visits for some respiratory illness. I think well of him and I often wonder where that ol’ car might be now.