Giraffe, Chris WilliamsThe Following was submitted by The Barn Workshop Fine Arts and Crafts School.
“We want to bring sculpture into the community so it can be enjoyed by everyone. That is why our major exhibition, Celebrating the Art of Sculpture, is being held at two locations in Danvers, and it will feature both indoor and outdoor sculptures,” said Michael Guadagno, president of the Barn Workshop and curator/organizer of the exhibition.
Presented as part of the yearlong celebration of the Barn Workshop’s 40th anniversary, the exhibition opened on June 23rd and runs through September 13th. Celebrating the Art of Sculpture will feature more than 45 works by 29 artists at both the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers at 15 Sylvan Street and The Barn Workshop Fine Arts and Crafts School at 245 Maple Street. The artists in the exhibition are from all over New England and New York State and have exhibited both nationally and internationally.
The Barn Workshop will also host an Open Studio on July 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be demonstrations, tours of the studio, and works for sale.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience monumental works as well as more intimate pieces in different media. One of the wonderful things about sculpture is that you can walk around each piece and examine its lines, structure, and materials to get a feel for what each piece is communicating. The outdoor garden settings at both venues invite you to take your time, stroll around, see all the sculptures, and then revisit your favorites.
“Even though the sculptures are very different, their size, structure, and placement complement each other and create a cohesive presentation,” Guadagno continued. “Since the pieces will be on display all summer, we hope people will visit several times, maybe bringing friends or out-of-town guests.”
Library Director Alan Thibeault said, “The Peabody Institute is extremely pleased to host Celebrating the Art of Sculpture in collaboration with the Barn Workshop. Our beautiful grounds are a perfect place to view unique and interesting works of art. I hope that our citizens enjoy this summertime treat.”
Artists in the exhibit include: Thomas Berger, Kathleen Brennan, Jeffrey Briggs, Lindley Briggs, Janice Corkin-Rudolf, Peter DeCamp Haines, Nancy Diefenbach, Christopher Gowell, Michael Guadagno, Bruce Hathaway, Jay Havighurst, Jerry Holmes, Barrett Kern, Rob Lorenson, Joe Montroy, Karen O’Hanley, Claudia Olds Goldie, Antoinette Prien Schultze, Kim Radochia, Dale Rogers, Ruth Rooks, David Skora, Scott Stoll, Joe Votano, John Weidman, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Chris Williams, Melanie Zibit, and Glenn Zweygardt.