November 16, 2019 2:00 pm

Old Stone Fort Museum Complex

145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157

You may not be able to travel back in time and experience, first hand, the places, people and events which formed our local and national history – but when viewing the masterpieces created by local fine artist Jonathan Stasko, you might feel as though you have.

On Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. the Old Stone Fort Museum will host an artist’s reception and lecture, allowing participants the opportunity to not only view a broad selection of figurative, still-life and landscape pieces but hear the artist speak about his inspiration, philosophy, technique and more.

With exhibitions and installations in art galleries and private collections throughout New York, Pennsylvania and beyond, Stasko has seamlessly combined his love of history with a natural and practiced talent for bringing paint to canvas.

Stasko said he strives to connect viewers with the humanity of people in our nation’s story by portraying the simple to extreme experiences of their lives.

The width and breath of Stasko’s pieces which will be on display during the Old Stone Fort’s lecture and reception help to demonstrate that aim, from the 60 x 42 framed oil on canvas “Pursued”, depicting John Harper’s ride to Albany, to smaller, more delicate landscapes featuring a wide range of pastoral images of Schoharie County and rural America.

Paintings will be available for purchase and proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Schoharie County Historical Society.

The lecture and reception will be held in the Badgley Museum Annex on the grounds of the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and Schoharie County Historical Society members.

Refreshments will be provided.

The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex is located in the village of Schoharie at 145 Fort Road, off NY State Rt. 30, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 88 Exit 23.

For more information on this and other events happening at the Old Stone Fort Museum visit the museum website at or call (518) 295-7192.