Exciting News: By proclamation, October, 2011 is officially declared Forgotten History of Staten Island Month
Prior to that artist, Edward Weiss and the mysterious Dr. D. I. Kniebocker will preview the exciting things to come.
Artist Talk: 3pm, Saturday, September 17th
Snug Harbor 1000 Richmond Terrace SI, NY 10301, North Gate and Building C
Edward Weiss will preview his upcoming work The Forgotten History of Staten Island, a month-long celebration of real and imagined historical events told through the eyes of the mythical, Dr. D. I. Kniebocker (Staten Island’s self-described “greatest historian”). The good doctor will give a reading by the North gate, the site that inspired Herman Melville’s greatest novel Moby Dick. This will be followed by an artist’s talk and exhibition of paintings created for the project in Snug Harbor’s oldest building, Main Hall, Building C. The artist will discuss his paintings, research and the meaning of forgotten histories.
The Forgotten History of Staten Island is done in collaboration with Rocky Hollow Press and was made possible by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island.