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Werner Rentsch Painting Auction Continues Through Feb. 4

Written By Editor on 1/10/17 | 1/10/17

Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith is auctioning the painting Ice Cutting Hanford Mills NY by celebrated equine artist Werner Rentsch. The artist donated the painting, which features horses pulling a sleigh during an ice harvest at Hanford Mills, for Museum to use to raise funds. Mr. Rentsch created the painting after attending an Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum a few years ago.

Photos of the painting are available at hanfordmills.org, and the painting is also available to view at Hanford Mills Museum by appointment (call 607/278-5744). Bids are now being accepted online. The Auction will end on Saturday, February 4 at the 2017 Ice Harvest Festival, where in-person and online bids will be accepted.

“Ice harvests at Hanford Mills Museum have inspired many people to capture the event on film, and a handful of people to paint scenes as well. To have an artist of Mr. Rentsch’s caliber create and then donate a painting to Hanford Mills is certainly an honor and speaks to his talent as well as his generosity,” says Executive Director Liz Callahan.

Paintings and prints by Werner Rentsch are widely sought after by collectors around the world.  He has been honored with nine one-man shows and his work was shown in 12 museum exhibitions and in more than 40 juried or group shows in America.  Well known for his paintings of equine subjects, Werner has painted many portraits of great- and near-great horses from racing, show jumping, foxhunting and polo.  He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Equine Art and served as president from 1994 through 2008. He is a signature member of Artists for Conservation and his work was selected for the organization’s 2012 and 2013 exhibitions.

About Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum operates an authentic water- and steam-powered historic site, which includes a sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections among energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices. The museum, which is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, will open for the 2017 season on May 17.

Hanford Mills is located at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 & 12, just 10 miles from Oneonta, and 15 miles from Delhi.  For more information, visit www.hanfordmills.org or call 607-278-5744
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