|Bringing Back Holleywood||
making art of artifacts
On June 16, we enjoyed a beautiful summer evening at the Summer Benefit for the worthy Wassaic Project celebrating Maxon Mills, the iconic seven story grain elevator turned exhibition space for artists. Seven sawdusted floors housed the work of over 100 artists, but the collection that most captivated us was on the top (no elevator) (ironic!) floor where Jackie Mock's Americana reliquarium is showcased through September. Her handmade frames from reclaimed wood and hand-hammered tin labels "celebrate the history imbued in found objects." We contacted her to see if she could be commissioned to showcase some of the artifacts found during the restoration of Holleywood. Happily, she could. Below, she examines our stockpile of discoveries to select which to take back to her studio in Brooklyn. We'll install her work in the tower room off the parlor which we're turning into a mini-museum, a shrine to the history of the house.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.