Art history/wine-tasting tour with painter Kevin Cook in New Paltz

Kevin Cook, Old New Paltz, courtesy of Historic Huguenot Street

Kevin Cook, Old New Paltz, courtesy of Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host an art history tour with painter Kevin Cook, accompanied by a wine-tasting by the Millbrook Winery, on Saturday, May 23 at 4:30 p.m. The tour and tasting will begin at the 1799 LeFevre House, located at 54 Huguenot Street in New Paltz.

Led by Cook, a Huguenot Street artist, resident and aficionado of local history and art history, the tour will highlight artworks in the 1799 LeFevre House, the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Deyo House. Cook will speak about art in early America and the founders of the Hudson River School.

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Cook is an accomplished landscape painter whose style is strongly influenced by Hudson River School artists of the 19th century. He was recently named a painting fellow by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and has subsequently been invited to serve on NYFA’s Artists’ Advisory Committee. In addition, Cook leads popular tours at the Samuel Dorsky Museum and Historic Huguenot Street.

Throughout the tour, the Millbrook Winery will provide four estate wines made with Hudson Valley grapes. Guests will sample one wine at each stop, ending at the DuBois Fort. Guests will also receive passes to a complimentary wine-tasting and guided tour of the Millbrook Winery, which has been voted “Best Winery” in the Hudson Valley for the last 19 consecutive years.

A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street encompasses 30 buildings across ten acres that were the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early 18th century.

Registration for the Kevin Cook art history tour/wine-tasting cost $20 for members, $22 for seniors and military and $25 general admission. Preregistration is required by visiting www.huguenotstreet.org/rsvp or calling (845) 255-1660.

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