Gathering at Germans Van Eck, Hardesty's gallery at 420 West Broadway, NYC where he had an exhibit installed. Front seated: Kathy and Martin Hardesty, father, Albert (standing), Rick Hill (standing R). In back, L to R: Monica Hardesty, Sandra Cundiff, Michael Hardesty.

The owner of the Germans Van Eck gallery, Wouter Germans, had purchased and renovated a barn on a 30-acre tract of property in Northeastern PA (center pic). Gallery artist's were invited to live there for month-long residences. Here, Cundiff (accompanying Hardesty) works on a suite of paintings in residence. It was here they became first acquinted with the beauty of rural Pennsylvania.