"New York Harbor Scenes" - oil paintings by Bill Mensching. July 6 - October 28 during Museum hours. Closed August 19- 31.
Mr. Mensching earned a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and studied at the Skowehegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine. He is an accomplished landscape painter who works primarily en plein air. His artwork hangs in many private collections throughout the United States.
Mensching was born and raised in a NYC show business family, which dates back to the Vaudeville era of theater. His great, great grandfather established Mensching's Theatrical Express, which utilized horse-drawn carts to transport stage scenery from boxcars to venues.
Mensching's paintings have been exhibited at the Heckscher Museum, the Nassau County Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, Old Westbury Gardens, the Firehouse Gallery, Katrina Rich Perlow Gallery NYC, the Salmagundi Club, the Sky Art Gallery NYC, Long Island Art Museum, and the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY.
Mensching is also an accomplished mural painter. As the Creative Director for the world renowned EverGreene Architectural Arts in NYC, he has designed, painted and directed artwork for many prestigious locations throughout the world. Highlights of his career include murals in the US Capitol in Washington DC, the New York Public Library, the Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, the Empire State Building, the Plaza Hotel, Hotel Sofitel, Sony Lincoln Square Theaters, and the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.
The Ihilani Hotel in Honolulu, the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and Macao, Disney Tokyo Seas, Disney Hong Kong, DisneyWorld Florida, Atlantis Resort Bahamas and Dubai, the Biltmore Hotel in Colorado, Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, the Baltimore Basilica, the Sacramento Cathedral, the Utah State Capitol, the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda and more.