Putnam Arts Councils and Southeast Museum bring art and history to Tilly’s Table

The Putnam Arts Council in partnership with the Southeast Museum and Putnam County Government, is proud to bring art and history to Tilly’s Table Restaurant at Tilly Foster Farm on Rt. 312 in Brewster.  Featured at the restaurant are reproductions of historic photographs and maps from the collection of the Southeast Museum along with artwork from two area artists, curated by the Putnam Arts Council.

The bistro area of the restaurant features a collection of prints and mixed media pieces inspired by farms along the Hudson River by area plein air painter Laura Martinez-Bianco. As well as painting in the United States, Ms. Martinez-Bianco has traveled to Italy, Canada and Africa to paint.  Although painting and traveling are passions, painting at home is still paramount.  The Hudson Valley has always been her home and her primary inspiration. Ms. Martinez-Bianco has been accepted to many national groups and has exhibited extensively throughout the region.

An abstract, three-dimensional wall piece titled Carp, created with steel tiles and paint by Garrison artist Herman Roggeman, is featured in the restaurantMr. Roggeman, originally from Belgium, works in all art forms, is in many private collections and has exhibited widely throughout the region.  He is a founder of Collaborative Concepts, a nonprofit organization that supports the work of the individual artist and presents an annual, juried, site specific sculpture show on a farm in Garrison each fall.

All artworks created by Ms. Martinez-Bianco and Mr. Roggeman are temporarily on loan through the Putnam Arts Council and are available for purchase.

The Putnam Arts Council and the Southeast Museum are not-for-profit organizations that each received their charters from the New York State Department of Education in 1963.  Both organizations serve the community through programs and services in art and history and are pleased to partner with Putnam County Government to bring art and history to Tilly’s Table, a lovely farm-to-table restaurant on the farm.

The Southeast Museum presents exhibitions on regional history, family programming and houses an extensive local history archive and is located on Main Street in Brewster. For more information visit www.southeastmuseum.org

The Arts Council supports, presents, funds and promotes arts and cultural events and activities throughout Putnam County and is an outside agency of Putnam County and an umbrella organization of the New York State Council on the Arts.  The Council is located in the Belle Levine Art Center at 521 Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac where it offers programs in the visual, literary and performing arts, including classes, exhibits and performances. Visit www.putnamartscouncil.org for information on our programs and services.

Tilly’s Table is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights starting at 5 p.m. It is also open for Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For reservations, call 845-808-1840 or visit www.tillystablerestaurant.com.