Shandaken Art Studio Tour Special Exhibitions


49A Sculpture Park on Rt. 49A road frontage of Galli Curci historic estate in Highmount, just past Belleayre Ski Area (Please don't wander into private Galli-Curci Mansion grounds) 


Poet's Sculpture Garden  High Street across from Railroad Museum on Lower High Street in Phoenicia

Mama's Boy Outdoor Show on the site of the legendary Phoenicia Hotel



Ulster Savings Bank in Phoenicia will hold a show of work by Michael Mendel for the month of July. Mendel was born in Germany in 1934. He and his parents fled the Nazi regime of Adolph Hitler in the fall of 1938, arriving in America in 1940 by way of Holland and Cuba. After graduating from City College of New York ('56) and a stint as infantry officer at Ft. Benning, GA., Mendel made art and design his career. He opened his own graphic design studio in 1979 and became responsible for the creation of hundreds of record album covers for artists like Etta James, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, the N.Y. Philharmonic and the soundtrack albums for "The Godfather" and "Serpico."
Mendel is a representational watercolorist, painting under the nom de plume of ZEPEL. His paintings focus on everyday objects and activities. He has participated in group exhibitions at The National Arts Club in New York City, The Lyme Art Association in Olde Lyme CT., Woodstock Arts Fair and The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in NYC.
Mendel winters in Riverdale and summers at his 100-year-old farmhouse in Fleischmanns, in the Catskill Mountains. At age 78, he shares his busy life with his loving companion Barbara DellaFemina.



Pine Hill Community Center on Main Street in Pine Hill