The words and images dreamed by Marjorie Hayter Masek a quarter of a century ago will come to life next weekend at Morning Glory Gallery, Ware Neck.
Masek, who died in late 2018 at the age of 91, had written the children’s book “Oliver’s Adventure” and commissioned a dozen paintings by Parks Duffey III to illustrate it. At some point, the work done but not published, she put all of it away.
Her family found the pieces after her death and daughter Mimi Ulsaker has had the paintings framed and the book printed for sale. Stephanie Ruff at Morning Glory will stage an exhibition that opens May 10 and runs through the end of the month.
Recently, Ulsaker, her sister Helen Masek and artist Duffey, who lives in Irvington, gathered at the gallery to talk about the work and its author.
The story tells about life on the North River through the eyes of a little boy, Oliver, who happens to be Ulsaker’s son and Marjorie Masek’s grandson. Oliver Ulsaker is now 3...
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