Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum, 60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.
The Oxford Historical Society will host a show of the watercolors and drawings of H. Reinhold Lewis on Saturday, October 19, from 12 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, from 1 – 5 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Mr. Lewis's daughter and son-in-law, Bob and Peggy Hilton. The show will take place at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum, 60 Towner Lane, Oxford. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Entitled "H. Reinhardt Lewis: An Exhibition of Art from Oxford's Petticoat Farm", the works showcased here were largely painted or drawn during the 1930's when Mr. Lewis moved his family to the 18th Century farmhouse by that name, hoping to fulfill his lifelong dream of being an independent, self-supporting artist. While living in Oxford with his wife, Ella, and young son, William, he drew and painted the Depression era landscape of the dairy and chicken farms that made up this small New England town and the surrounding area of that time. Given the economy, there was no market for his work, and he was forced to move on to employment elsewhere.