ARTS & HISTORY
APRIL - MAY 2010
The Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition
On Saturday, May 1, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, New Hope Arts Center opens its doors with a Patrons Preview Party to the 9th Annual Juried Indoor Sculpture Show and will present fifty artworks represented by thirty-two sculptors whose mediums include marble, limestone, wood, steel, glass, ceramic, fiber, found objects, mixed media, and installations. Tickets are available for $20 either in advance or at the door. Refreshments will be served.
Open submissions were received from many areas of the country and were carefully reviewed by the New Hope Arts Selection Committee. Artworks were then presented to the jurors’ panel: Wendy Wilkinson Gordon, a Lambertville, NJ artist and sculptor and co-owner of Harry H. Gordon Studios, ; John Goodyear, also of Lambertville, NJ, an internationally recognized sculptor and Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Rutgers University; and Kathryn Graves of Morrisville, PA, a sculpture fabrication and installation artist and Administrative Coordinator of Trent House Association in Trenton.
The resulting fifty sculptures include works by artists new to New Hope Arts and also artists who have shown in previous New Hope Arts Sculpture Shows: Steve Flom of Maple Shade, NJ with a trio of sensuous and introspective women in marble and limestone; Kevin Forest of Buckingham, PA, with two mysterious and imaginative bronzes (including a must-see steel-and-wood “Pleasantly Hostile” sculpture); John McDevitt of New Hope, PA with two works in steel, poetic variations on his iconic style; Adam Capone,of Lambertville, NJ with his towering “King of New Hope,” a found-wood assemblage; Louis Pruitt of Ottsville, PA, with a strong “faux bronze” entry constructed of lightweight mixed material; and Frances Heinrich of Princeton, NJ with her large installation “Fast Forward” and smaller “Low Tech Mystic,” a pedestal diptych.
Etta Winigrad of Paoli is welcomed again this year with two entries in her patented (and popular) smoked clay style, “Birdman” and “Hidden III.”
Returning after an absence of several years is Nancy Kay Anderson of Lambertville, NJ, presenting a duo of intricate works woven from such materials as white pine bark, silk, waxed linen and metallic thread.
Among the sculptors exhibiting at New Hope Arts for the first time are: Margarita Leon of Princeton, NH with two sculptures, “Con rembo y confianza “ and “Miendo aguantado", using copper, clay, resin and eggshell ; Leora Brecher of Wycote, PA with "Reclining Figures", made from her spiral shell-like clay; and Simone Spicer of Wyndmoor, PA, with her heroic and striking “Soldier”, constructed from cardboard and rubble.
Following the opening reception, the exhibition will open to the public at noon on Sunday, May 2, and continue through June 12, 2010.
The New Hope Arts Center is located at the corner of Bridge Street and Stockton Avenue
in New Hope. The Gallery is open Thursday-Sunday from 12-5 for the duration of the exhibit.
Contact: Christine Ramirez, Gallery Manager