KNOT THEORY: SCULPTURAL WORKS BY Gilbert Boro
Aug
24
to Oct 27

KNOT THEORY: SCULPTURAL WORKS BY Gilbert Boro

Knot Theory: Sculptural Works by Gilbert Boro is the latest exhibit in Lyman Allyn’s Near :: New contemporary series. Boro is a sculptor, architect, educator, and international design consultant, whose sculptures focus on the interplay of space, place, and scale. As the name suggests, Knot Theory will highlight Boro’s metal knot sculptures, where theory and concept are explored through intricate shapes and figures. 

Knots have dual associations for Gilbert Boro: their indispensable application in sailing, which he learned as teenager living on Long Island Sound; and unity - the synergy created from weaving different strands to form a strong bond. Boro’s knots simultaneously expose the inherent power and strength of their construction with the smoothness and elegance of grace. A sailboat cannot navigate challenging weather without a crew working in unison to ensure the knots and lines are correctly placed. It is this dual bond between grace and strength that creates a universal harmony, as in art and in life.  Unlike the tautness of a sailor’s knot, the voids floating between Boro’s strands recognize that we still need space to expand and thrive while exploring our common bonds through sculpture. 

Visitors are even encouraged to touch and rotate the sculptures! This is a very special treat reserved for ONLY this show at the Lyman Allyn!

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MAKE MUSIC DAY
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

MAKE MUSIC DAY

GUSTO Dance is thrilled to again perform at the stunning treasure of Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in a two-part series of dance pieces, on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, July 27. The first performance, on the Summer Solstice, takes place during the cool Old Lyme Make Music Day 2019!

"'GRATITUDE' and 'RADIANCE’ are two, site-specific pieces in the new series, “Solstice Dances,” which GUSTO Dance is psyched to continue with future solstices,” said Chloe Carlson, Artistic Director of Gusto Dance adding, “Pagan motifs associated with the feast day of summer solstice inspire the work, e.g. gratitude to the sun, appreciation of nature, light, fire, sunflowers, oak trees, deer, and celebration. And the abundant beauty of the Sculpture Grounds continues to provide endless fuel for our dancing!”

Make Music Day is a free celebration which takes place in Old Lyme as well as around the world.

'GRATITUDE: SOLSTICE DANCES’ is a dynamic homage to the pagan tradition of dancing gratefully to the sun for providing light for crops, as well as to the magic of the Sculpture Grounds and this community music festival. Celtic and other pagan motifs, like fire, light, the ‘turning of the wheel’ (seasons), reds and golds, and jubilation spark GUSTO’s dancing.

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with dancers Chloe Carlson, Paula Fagan, Sara Gregory, Meghan Bowden Peterson, and Christine Poland.

For more information on the time and lineup for GRATITUDE, please visit https://www.oldlymeartsdistrict.com/make-music-day after June 10. 

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is located at 80 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. FREE and all are WELCOME.

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COMING TOGETHER
Feb
3
to Apr 30

COMING TOGETHER

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 Join us for an Opening Reception on Sunday, February 3 from 3 - 5 p.m.

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso 

This theme will be explored in an exhibit of new works by nationally renowned sculptor Gilbert Boro at the Main Street Gallery of Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ) in Chester, Connecticut. 

The exhibit is a prequel to the future unveiling of the synagogue’s planned “Meditation Garden,” which will feature large-scale landscape sculptures by Boro.

 

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Art Comes Alive
Oct
14
to Nov 10

Art Comes Alive

Art Design Consultants’ annual art competition and exhibition ACA, Art Comes Alive is nationally recognized as 'The Academy Awards for Artists'. There is no other event that celebrates the visual arts by awarding over $250,000 to artists in a variety of categories including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts and more! ACA welcomes artists working in all mediums living in North America.

 

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MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL 2017
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL 2017

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL 2017

9am-5pm · Summer Sculpture Showcase
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds presents Summer Sculpture Showcase, an
exhibition highlighting special works from artists across the country.

9am-5pm · Design our Community Sculpture
Explore the artist within you and add your own unique contribution to our community sculpture located on the sidewalk on Lyme Street – grab some markers and let your creativity flow!

11am · Artist Talk with Sculptor Richard Newton
Richard Newton will give an artist lecture about his imaginative sculptures. 

12pm & 2pm · Dance Performance by GUSTO Dance & River Valley Dance Project
Live modern dance performance by Chloe Carlson, Christine Poland, Linalynn Schmelzer & Marissa Valdiserra

1pm & 3pm · Fashion at the Sculpture Grounds by Susan Hickman & Anna Lucas
Join us at the Sculpture Grounds for an exciting runway show by Hygienic Art resident artist Susan Hickman & fashion designer Anna Lucas. There will be an on-site boutique featuring a wide variety of their creations for sale during both shows.

4pm-5pm · Live Music by Local Acoustic Duo ‘Jekyll & Hyde’
Enjoy a wonderful concert by John Martorelli and Mike Cartwright. These two talented, young musicians will delight with their skilled acoustics and engaging vocals. 

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AMERICAN TWIST · NEW ORLEANS
Mar
10
to Apr 2

AMERICAN TWIST · NEW ORLEANS

Sculptors Guild Exchange Exhibition
Featuring Sculpture by Gilbert Boro
March 10 - April 2

Opening Reception · March 11 · 6-10pm


Antenna Gallery
3718 Claude Avenue
New Orleans, Louisianna

New York City-based Sculptors Guild, celebrating 80 years as one of the first artist-run nonprofit organizations in NY, is thrilled to present “American Twist,” a group exhibition of members’ small works and installations at Antenna Gallery, 3718 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117, from March 11- April 2, 2017.

This unprecedented presidential election year, the Sculptors Guild collective chose the theme “American Twist.” The works reflect the thoughts and visions of 37 member artists on the subject of America now. This work was exhibited at the Guild’s 9th annual exhibition at Governors Island, NYC, and has traveled as an artist exchange with Antenna Gallery.

Many of the works were created expressly for “American Twist” and contain a subtle or powerful punch. Symbols of America are transformed into meaningful comments on current events, often evoking the contentious presidential race. One theme that reverberates throughout the entire show is the repetition of symbols that have been twisted, altered, and refashioned to make salient points.

The range of work in the exhibition reflects the diversity of Sculptors Guild membership, revealing remarkable combinations of materials and techniques, from traditional wood and metals to neon and 3D prints. Guild members designed their work to be travel-sized—fitting specific parameters—in preparation for this exhibition in Louisiana.

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CURRENTLY 80
Feb
5
to Feb 24

CURRENTLY 80

Join us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of The New York Sculptors Guild!

Exhibition Dates February 5th-24th

Opening Reception February 5th 1-4pm

Closing Reception February 24th 6-9pm

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THIS IS NOT ART
Jan
13
to Feb 25

THIS IS NOT ART

Marcel Duchamp anonymously submitted “Fountain” to the Society of Independent Artists for exhibition in 1917. The exhibition was non-juried and all works submitted by members were to be displayed. However, the organization refused to exhibit “Fountain”, arguing that it was not art. Duchamp contested that the work was art, because an artist had made it. With this work, Duchamp challenged the idea of what art can be. Our juried theme show this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s ground breaking work. “This Is Not Art” is a theme, but also a challenge to create work that pushes boundaries. The show will run from January 13 through February 25.

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Nov
10
to Nov 10

EL PASEO EXHIBITION

El Paseo is the premier shopping street in Palm Desert California and in the Coachella Valley, located in southern California.  The exhilition space consists of eighteen lighted pads located in the median along a 1 1/2 mile stretch of prime retail.  The artwork will remain on display for two years with the installation planned for November 10th, 2016.  The El Paseo exhibition has been noted as one of the top five art destinations in the United States.

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ART & WINE!
Sep
16
to Sep 17

ART & WINE!

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ART FOR ALL THE SENSES!

Join us September 16th & 17thThe Study Fine Wines & Spirits1066 North Street · Greenwich, CT 06831

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is honored to have our small-scale sculptures on display at The Study Fine Wines & Spirits, a boutique wine & spirit shoppe located in the heart of Greenwich, CT.  Gilbert Boro's larger than life work will be scaled down for your viewing pleasure and paired with wine that is just as committed to the art life, by Cenyth and Galerie.

Stop in to The Study Friday September 16th & Saturday September 17th anytime between 11am-7pm to sample these tasteful pleasures!

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ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2016
Apr
14
to Apr 17

ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2016

View the latest sculptural works by Gilbert Boro at the renowned ArtExpo New York, the world's largest fine art trade show!
Represented by design professionals Blink Art Resource, Boro's work will be on display in booth #109 and in the central lounge!


 

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CLOSING RECEPTION
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

CLOSING RECEPTION

Studio 80 + Sculpture Summer Sculpture Showcase Now Extended Through Oct. 23

All Welcome to Attend Closing Reception, 10/23

 

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, is currently hosting an exciting exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media.  In response to overwhelming public demand, this Summer Sculpture Showcase has now been extended through Friday, Oct. 23, when a Closing Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.  All are welcome to attend the reception at which Boro will present a brief overview of the exhibition and several of the exhibiting artists will also be present to discuss their own works.  Light refreshments will be served.

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FIND THE FAERIE!
Oct
1
to Oct 31

FIND THE FAERIE!

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This October, Studio80 + Sculpture Grounds will celebrate the month-long visit of a special guest. In concert with the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce, we’re going to celebrate the magic of faeries!

Each day, our faerie is going to hide among the sculptures here on our 4.5-acre grounds. Visitors are welcome to come and find the faerie and win a small prize. Additionally, all visitors can enter our Autumn Raffle by dropping their name and email address into the raffle box before they leave. 

HOW IT WORKS

During the month of October, Mondays-Fridays, our sculpture-garden-faerie will choose a new hiding place. Visitors can come and seek her out between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. (The Sculpture Grounds are open to the public 9 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.)

The person who finds the faerie for the day will win a small prize, and on November 2, we’ll choose a raffle winner!

The raffle winner will receive a Studio80 Swag Bag! Stay tuned to our blog for more details on what’s inside.

 

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AUTUMN RAFFLE
Oct
1
to Oct 31

AUTUMN RAFFLE

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Who doesn't like free stuff?!

It's simple to enter!

Visit Studio 80 + Sculptures Grounds during the month of October - leave your email address in our raffle box - and you could win a Studio 80 Swag Bag!

Winners will be notified on November 2nd!

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