Midsummer Festival
Jul
24
to Jul 25

Midsummer Festival

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Join us for Old Lyme's annual Midsummer Festival where close to 10,000 people gather in the quintessential New England town for art food and fun!  The Midsummer Festival is a gathering of arts-centric activities hosted by local schools and businesses throughout the town.

Friday July 24th
9am-5pm · Summer Sculpture Showcase
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds presents Summer Sculpture Showcase, an exhibition highlighting special works from artists across the country.

Saturday July 25th
9am-5pm · Summer Sculpture Showcase
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds presents Summer Sculpture Showcase, an exhibition highlighting special works from artists across the country.

11am-4pm · Adopt a Pup! Friday’s Rescue Foundation
Come meet and greet with local rescue pups from this Groton-based nonprofit            organization. They have dozens of adoptable dogs that are looking for homes. Find a four-legged friend that is a good fit for you and your family! Learn more at                  www.fridaysrescuefoundation.org.

12pm: Artist Talk with Sculptor Alvin Sher 
Alvin Sher will give a talk about his imaginative sculptures. Based in Niantic, CT, the local sculptor has gained acclaim across the country for his artwork.

12:30pm & 1:30pm · Modern Dance Performance with Salma Allam Dance Theatre
New York City based choreographer and dancer, Salma Allam travels to Connecticut for a performance of The Lost Goddesses at the Sculpture Grounds. 

2pm-4pm · Musical Performance by Local Acoustic Duo Jeckyll & Hyde
John Martorelli and Mike Cartwright.

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Red Hook Sculpture Expo SE15
Jun
20
to Nov 20

Red Hook Sculpture Expo SE15

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SE15 is a public art exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculpture; a community arts project including tours, talks, workshops, and related events over a period of six months. All events are community based and open to the general public.

The exhibit is located in the Village of Red Hook covering approximately one half mile radius from the center and brings visitors to our streets and businesses. Exhibition brochures and maps are available to guide pedestrians along the sculpture route.

Boro’s large abstract outdoor sculpture Square Ten II/6 Yellow is an exploration of intersecting, tubular square planes featuring linear forms with subtle shifts in vibrant color that visually engage one's eye to move in and around the sculpture. Boro incorporates the bold use of yellow paint to define the form that emerges from the earth.

As Boro describes, "The work is defined by negative spaces visually passing through physical space, and the importance of scale in the development process.  The viewer looks for relationships. The sculpture is intended to be seen more than once." 

 

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CAFA 104th Annual Exhibition 2015
Jun
19
to Aug 2

CAFA 104th Annual Exhibition 2015

ATR Electric Blue II I/32  by Gilbert  Boro, is a dynamic construction in welded steel, that thrusts beautifully curved surfaces upward toward the sky. The intersecting planes energize negative and positive spaces around and within the sculpture. The carefully machined and crafted steel plates are painted with a majestic custom painted Electric Blue, creating an ambience that reflects the light and energy of the day or night.

 

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Celebrating the Art of Sculpture
Jun
12
to Sep 12

Celebrating the Art of Sculpture

Celebrating the Art of Sculpture is a public art exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculpture in Danvers, Massachusetts; a community arts project including tours, talks, workshops, and related events over a period of six months. All events are community based and open to the general public.

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Summer Sculpture Showcase
Jun
8
to Oct 23

Summer Sculpture Showcase

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Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds will be presenting an exhibition of sculpture for the summer months. The exhibition will be on display throughout our peak summer season and during Old Lyme's annual Midsummer Festival where close to 10,000 people gather in the quintessential New England town for art food and fun!  The Midsummer Festival is a gathering of arts-centric activities hosted by local schools and businesses throughout the town. 

Closing Reception October 23, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm

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NESA Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places
Jun
5
to Sep 6

NESA Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places

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Gilbert Boro is currently showcasing his work Ball, Beams & Curves III/6 "Coming Together" in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Govenor John Langdon House.

Gilbert Boro’s “Coming Together” was created as an expression of grief over the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The large sculpture is an assemblage of I-beams and curved steel supports all finished in bright red paint that intersect around a large stainless steel sphere.  Veering and voiding from one another, linear metal features intersect where the steel sphere seems to levitate. In actuality the sphere is mounted on pins allowing it to roll with a gentle breeze or touch of the hand. The movement of the sphere is illusory, its mirrored surface always reflecting its environment and the rhythmic supports around it. This juxtaposition of chaos and reflection mimics the frustration and shock that comes with tragedy. The central sphere may be seen to represent completeness, stillness, and reflection; yet, poised to roll, it also suggests continuous movement, change, and renewal. 

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Art League of Hilton Head Biennale
May
8
to May 31

Art League of Hilton Head Biennale

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A SECOND PLACE WIN!!!

Gilbert Boro will be showcasing his work Origami II/20 at the Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

In Origami, sculptor Gilbert Boro plays with thin, hard edges that define acute and obtuse angular planes.  As the viewer moves around the object, colors shift where light penetrates and reflects variant hues on each complex surface plane.  The mountainous shape of the sculpture allows a passage through the center, providing negative space and a break from the glassy edges.  The interplay of magical color between positive and negative spaces continuously unfolds just like the art of Origami. 

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Member & Elected Artist at MAC
Apr
13
to Jun 6

Member & Elected Artist at MAC

 

Gilbert Boro will be displaying his work Ball, Beams & Curves I/32 Curry at The Mystic Arts Center in Mystic, Connecticut.

Gilbert Boro’s Ball, Beams & Curves  I/32” Curry works with striking geometric metal forms and sweeping shapes, creating rhythm and movement around a reflective black ball with static weight central in the piece.

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Judging Begins for Summer Sculpture Showcase
Apr
1
to Apr 25

Judging Begins for Summer Sculpture Showcase

· Judging will take place April 1-25, 2015. Participants will be notified of acceptance by the last week of April 2015.

· Installation will be June 1-7, 2015. Artists can provide their own transportation of works to the grounds and install themselves OR ship works to the grounds and studio staff will install the sculptures. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

· Works on the grounds are available for sale at a 20% commission to Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds. Shipping fees are the responsibility of the artist. Prices are determined by the artist and do not include sales tax, delivery or installation to be paid by the purchaser.

· De-Installation will be September 14-20, 2015. Artists can come and collect works on their own or studio staff can re-crate works to be sent back to artists who will be invoiced for shipping costs.

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