OSV Overseers' Distinguished Speaker Series: Linda Lefko
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Times: 11:30 a,m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566Contact:
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Join author and historic decorative painter Linda Lefko, co-author, along with Jane Radcliffe, of Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School: New England Landscapes 1825-1845, for "Painted Walls of New England" an in-depth look at the work of acclaimed itinerant painter Rufus Porter (1792-1884) and other New England wall mural artists, as well as a demonstration of wall mural art. Recently, Lefko helped restore the Rufus Porter murals in Old Sturbridge Village's Oliver Wight House, now the Old Sturbridge Inn, which dates to 1789 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. A tour of the Oliver Wight House and a visit to the Sturbridge Common to view another Porter mural will be offered after the program. The price to attend the program is $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members). It begins with lunch at 12:00 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m.