June 15h, 2017 - September 10th, 2017


Strata & Cipher: Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor brings together two artists who work closely with color and layering, and have developed a process-oriented studio practice that transforms surprising source materials into metaphors for their experiences. Manger uses monoprinting techniques to create richly composed images that reference the textures of moving waterways, and Taylor collects found materials to inform his use of shape, color, and surface, creating sculptures reminiscent of weathered urban artifacts.


The exhibition will place special emphasis on the artists’ practices – their ideation, material explorations, and craft. Viewers will likewise have the opportunity to engage creatively by spending time in our special Reading Room perusing a selection of books significant to the artists, or by making a collaborative paper collage in our Play Room – a space formerly used by the Smith family children for creative endeavors of their own.


Transforming Materials: A Monotype Workshop with Barbara Manger

Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:30am-2:00pm, $75 (special rate in conjunction with exhibition), limited to 8 participants

Location: Barbara’s print studio in the Marshall building, 207 E Buffalo St, Studio 405 (4th floor, across from the elevator)

This workshop offers the opportunity to create several prints using the monotype – a surprising and rewarding printmaking method. Found flat items such as lace, leaves, cut paper, or mesh are placed on an inked plate and rolled through the press. The inks are luminous, the process is spontaneous, and the results are almost guaranteed to be successful and gratifying. Open to beginning and experienced artists alike!


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6th Annual Tea on the Terrace

                                               August 13th, 2017 | 3:00 PM


Please join us at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum for our sixth annual Tea on the Terrace.

Enjoy music by Anthony Deutsch, delicious tea sandwiches by Shully's Cuisine, complimentary hand massages, delicious cookies by Patricia O’Brien & Co. and of course delicious & healthy teas from our new tea sponsor, Urbal Tea. As always hats are encouraged!


Purchase tickets at: before August 12th.

Contact Michael Keiley at: with any questions you may have about this event.





Baroque Music Night

                                               September 8th, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Renowned local musician Charles Rasmusson and friends will be presenting an all Italian Baroque program on historical instruments at the Villa Terrace Museum. The program would include works by well known composers such as Vivaldi and Corelli along with some lesser known Italian composers. This concert will feature: Nathan Giglierano (violin), Charlie Rasmussen (cello), Anton TenWolde (cello) and Monica Steger (harpsichord)


Tickets: $20 General admission / $10 students


Contact Michael Keiley at: with any questions you may have about this event.