Saturday, April 2, 2011

Piece for Hubbard Hall Benefit

Hubbard Hall is a rural opera house in the lovely town of Cambridge, NY.   It was built in 1878 and is the home to Valley Artisans Market,  the Village Store and a variety of art, music, drama and dance groups, classes and events. It is supported in large part by the generosity of patrons. Every April they have a benefit and art sale. Artists are given a 6" x 8" board to do with as they please. All work is priced at $133 in honor of Hubbard Hall's 133rd anniversary.
Here is my donation for the April 30th event. It is captioned : 
"After the show Mr. H. Hubbard Hall enjoyed relaxing at home with Gilbert and Sullivan" 

I added sides to my board and covered it with old Gilbert and Sullivan sheet music. The walls are adorned with posters from the Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, and HMS Pinafore.  There is a picture of the actual Hubbard Hall on the fireplace mantle. The playbill from that night's show, the HMS Pinafore, rests in the silver tray along with his opera glasses. There is a real working clock over the fireplace.  Mr. H. Hubbard Hall's smoking jacket is made from a vintage silk bow tie. And yes, those are lobsters.