"Conversations with Gil Boro - The Spirit of A Place" By G. Stevens/Christina Goldberg | Photos by Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
"What a privilege it was to talk with Gil Boro, the visionary, energy, artist and purveyor of Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, and artistic oasis tucked away here in our own backyard on Lyme Street. Someone once asked, "Does life imitate art or art imitate life?". Nothing captures the essence of Gil Boro more than his art from his early years to present day. His life is his art and art his life. He is a masterful reflection of each. The inimitable Mr. Boro has sculpted his own story of his life, loves and legacies." - Full article attached below.
"Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is a vibrant community environment dedicated to arts education and appreciation on the Connecticut shoreline. Their mission is to create a bond between art, nature and people by inspiring and promoting participation in the arts."
"With over 100 sculptures woven through different gardens and courtyards, this "en plein air" art experience allows visitors to enjoy incredible large-scale contemporary sculptures on 4.5 beautifully landscaped acres. Visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and interact with the works while wondering the grounds. There is a terraced cafe for picnics or resting along the way. All works both on the grounds and gallery are for sale."
"When asked "if life imitates Art or Art imitates Life", Mr. Boro mentions that his life's work is his legacy - and he hopes for it to live on. Clearly, his art reflects the heart and soul of an artist born with the passion to create and the vision to bring it to life. Just take one step into the world of Gil Boro and you will sense his very essence and spirit of a place."