SculptureFest 2021 Opens June 27
One of summer’s pleasures
Two things are guaranteed to get me on that narrow ribbon of road to Woodstock VT known as Route 4: Bookstock, and SculptureFest. Opening day for SculptureFest 2021 is Sunday, June 27. While some favorite works from yesteryears remain, many new sculptures are being installed at the Prosper Road site even as you read this.
SculptureFest is a three decades-long annual tradition, lovingly brought to you by artists, curators and stewards of the land Charlet and Peter Davenport. (Charlet’s own ceramic art installation, “Amour, not ARmour,” is currently on exhibition at Bennington Museum’s land art expo.) Open 7 days a week through the fall, visitors to SculptureFest are invited to bring a picnic. Children are welcome. No admission charge.
Windsor-based artist Herb Ferris has already installed his new sculpture, “The Dance of Ideas,” (pictured below).
Also among the new works for 2021 is featured artist Paul Machabala’s “Royal Flush—aluminum,” below:
Want more of a preview? Click here for SculptureFest’s website, where you can click on individual artists’ names to view some of their installations. Directions to the Prosper Road location are available there as well. Then pick a beautiful Upper Valley day and go. Never a better opportunity for an art-filled morning or afternoon in a picturesque Vermont pasture.
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