Untold Stories of the Battenkill with Elizabeth Cockey
Join us for a talk by Elizabeth Cockey, author of Untold Stories of the Battenkill.
Untold Stories of the Battenkill is a full color, hardcover coffee table collection of original artwork and photography inspired by the beauty of the Battenkill River, the nearly 60-mile long river that rises in Vermont, flows into New York, and is a tributary of the Hudson River.
Featured artists include plein air painters Harry Orlyk and George Van Hook; artists Leslie Peck, Leslie Parke, and Stephen Lack; artist and author Elizabeth Cockey; photographers Clifford Oliver and Saline Skoug; writer James Howard Kunstler; Perk Perkins, CEO of the Orvis Company; and singer-composer Bob Warren.
The original artwork includes reproductions of historic significance from private collections and the Folk Life Center of the Crandall Library, as well as artwork by Elizabeth Cockey that represents the style embodied by the Hudson River School. In addition, the book also showcases stories, vignettes, personal and oral histories, and other historical information about the Battenkill that further define the watershed's environmental, recreational, and cultural importance in New York and Vermont.
A perfect nature art collection for any art lover and especially for sportsmen and those most keenly interested in nature's beauty.
Elizabeth Cockey is a retired art therapist who has co-authored 4 other books with her husband, Barton Cockey, a retired radiologist. They spend their time between the eastern shore of Maryland and upstate New York.