MILFORD - The Pike County Public Library will host an afternoon of art in the Community Room at the Milford branch on Sunday, June 25 beginning at 1 p.m.

The Director of the New York Arts Exchange, Beth Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D. will host a discussion on French Impressionism. The event is free and open to the public.

Gersh-Nešić is an art historian who teaches at Purchase College. She specializes in modern art. As the director of the New York Arts Exchange, she leads art tours, delivers lectures, curates exhibitions and writes catalog essays. Her lecture on the Impressionists will feature works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot.

This event is funded by local community member Mikki Weiss to honor the memory of Beth’s parents Mildred and David Gersh, avid patrons of the arts. Mikki brought the idea to the library after Beth’s mother Mildred passed away last August 2016.  
Mikki Weiss and Mildred Gersh produced innovative educational experiences for the New York Public School system in the Bronx.  They were creative colleagues and very close friends.

“The library is honored to have been asked to host this event in memory of Mildred and her husband David who passed away on June 20, 2012,” said Rose Chiocchi, Executive Director.

The Pike County Public Library Milford branch is located at 119 E. Harford Street. If you have any questions or would like to register for the event, please call the library at 570-296-8211 or stop by.

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