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Re: [BKARTS] Passing of Barbara Valenta



I'm so sorry to hear that Barbara Valenta has passed. What I knew of
her was that wonderful book, "Pop-o-Mania," which I just gave to a child
I know (and it wasn't the first copy I've given). A great loss.
Bertha Rogers

On 4 Aug 2003 at 13:46, barbara valenta wrote:

> Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Fellow-Artists of Barbara,
>
> I'm writing to let you know that last Friday, August 1st, Barbara passed on in her home on Staten
> Island.
>
> Barbara has greatly loved life, loved art, and loved her work. To celebrate all of these we will be
> having a commemorative gathering this coming WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the
> SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER on Staten Island. We will be meeting on the lawn in
> front of the Children's Museum, by a wagon-sculpture Barbara made for the museum - and for
> children - some years ago. All are warmly welcome to come.
>
> Directions to Snug Harbor are included below. (Also, you might want to bring a folding chair, if
> you're uncomfortable standing for an extended period of time.)
>
> One of the great joys and inspirations of Barbara's work has been indigenous art. She has been
> a charter member of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and an
> enthusiastic and regular visitor to its New York City branch in Lower Manhattan. Should you like
> to make a contribution to the museum in her honor, the address is:
>
> Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
> P.O. Box 23473
> Washington, D.C. 20026
> (it would be great if you would mention Barbara's name with any contribution)
>
> Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us at: (718) 816 6081.
>
> We do not have contact addresses for all of Barbara's colleagues and artist-friends, so we would
> greatly appreciate it if you would forward this message as you deem appropriate.
>
> - With warm regards to all of you who have known, worked with, inspired and been
> inspired by Barbara -
>
> Milton and Markha Valenta
> 39 Winter Ave.
> Staten Island, NY 10301
> (718) 816 6081
>
>
> DIRECTIONS TO SNUG HARBOR
> address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
> tel: (718) 448 2500
> web: www.snug-harbor.org(this site includes more detailed directions)
>
> All directions take you to the main entrance on Terrace Road. After going through this entrance,
> take your first left and follow the road to the parking lot at the end. The lawn of the Children's
> Museum and Barbara's sculpture are directly visible from the parking lot. In addition there are
> clearly marked signs throughout Snug Harbor, pointing the way to the Children's Museum.
>
> from Staten Island ferry:
> take the S40 bus to Snug Harbor. Call (718) 815 2628 for ferry schedule.
>
> by car from Brooklyn:
> take the Staten Island Expressway (I-278) to the Clove Road Exit, take Clove Road north onto
> Bement and take a right onto Richmond Terrace. Turn right into Snug Harbor entrance from
> Terrace.
>
> from New Jersey:
> take the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit #14A, Bayonne. Follow 440 South toward Bayonne Bridge
> after leaving Turnpike toll booth. After crossing the Bayonne Bridge, take first exit past bridge toll
> booth and go right on Morningstar Road. Make a right on Richmond Terrace at end of
> Morningstar.

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