HomeFront: Putting the Pieces Together at Grounds For Sculpture Educational Gallery August 21 - September 25
Name – HomeFront: Putting the Pieces Together
Venue – Grounds For Sculpture Educational Gallery, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Dates – August 21st to September 25th, 10 am- 6 pm
Cost - $12
The vital and dynamic human spirit of homeless and working poor families is unleashed into astounding and emotional artistic expression in the upcoming month long educational exhibit, “HomeFront: Putting the Pieces Together” at the renowned Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton Aug. 21 – Sept. 25. The artists are clients of HomeFront, a NJ non-profit agency serving homeless and very low-income families.
Valid from 08/04/2011 to 09/26/2011
Enable, Inc., a nonprofit supporting persons with chronic disabilities, will host “A Taste of Art & Spirits” at the Grounds For Sculpture on May 12, 2012, presenting artwork created by men and women from the organization’s programs and offering guests spirit tastings. Tickets for the event are available at www.enablenj.org or by calling 609-987-5003 x120.
Valid from 04/29/2012 to 05/13/2012
Valid from 07/22/2009
JUST FOR KIDS
STORYTIME IN THE GALLERIES
Free with park admission. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.
Bring the kids for treasured tales and a hands-on art project inspired by this season’s exhibitions. Gallery location, story, and art project change monthly.
Wednesday, January 8, 10:30am
Pigeon Loves Things That Go! by Mo Williams will be read in the exhibition Out of Context in the Museum Building. This story explores different vehicles that move on wheels. After the story, create a project based upon the artist William Knight who uses tires to create his artwork.
Saturday, January 11
Free with park admission. Rain or shine!
ICE SCULPTURE DEMONSTRATIONS
Sunday, January 12, 2pm
Free with park admission
Let the chips fall where they may as these master carvers turn huge blocks of ice into art! Using power saws, chisels, brawn, and grit, this talented group of artists will amaze you with what and how they create!
WINTER PHOTOWALK ADULT WORKSHOP
Wednesday, January 15, 1-4pm
Join Michael S. Miller of Visions Photographic Workshops for a master class using GFS’s 42-acres and 270 sculptures as inspiration and subject. Miller will provide pointers on composition and perspective to help you hone your skills.
This photowalk will take place outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine – in case of extreme weather, students will photowalk our indoor galleries. A digital point and shoot camera or digital SLR camera is required. In partnership with Visions Photographic Workshop. For more information, please visit visionsworkshops.net
$55 Members; $70 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586.0616.
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES at Toad Hall Shop & Gallery
January 17 at 5:30pm
Join Rat’s resident wine guru Alan Hallmark on the third Friday of every month as he makes fine wine both approachable and fun during a tasting series sure to please the novice and aficionado alike. This year he will explore various beers and spirits as well. All tastings take place at the Toad Hall Gallery located across the courtyard from the entrance to Rat’s Restaurant. The cost of the class is $10 per person which is waived if you make a dinner reservation in advance. Space is limited so please call (609) 584-7800 to reserve your spot. Schedule: Bourbons and Ryes
LIBRARY BOOK SALES
Sat – Sun, January 18 – 19 & 25 – 26
Hunt for elusive and intriguing titles and support the important role of libraries in our communities during these two special weekends just for booklovers. All book sale proceeds benefit the library. Park admission required.
January 18 – 19: Hamilton Township Public Library
January 25 – 26: Cranbury Public Library
Focus on Sculpture Gallery Talk with WALTER CHOROSZEWSKI
Saturday, January 25, 11am
Free with park admission
Walter Choroszewski, juror for Focus on Sculpture 2014, will discuss his selection process and the works on view. Choroszewski is a distinguished photographer who has been a New Jersey specialist for over thirty years. His photography of the garden state has been widely published in books, calendars, and brochures, and his fine art prints and murals are displayed in many New Jersey corporate locations and private collections.
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE IN PHOTOGRAPHY ADULT WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 25, 1-5:30pm
Photography is all about light! And where there is light, there is shadow to create positive and negative spaces. Learning to see the quality, quantity, and direction of light and how this relates to positive and negative structure within your photograph will be at the core of this workshop. The slide lecture will be followed by a lighting demonstration, a look at how featured artist Edwina Sandys uses positive and negative space in her sculptures, and a fun hands-on opportunity to try some of the techniques and tips with lighting equipment supplied by the instructor. Students should bring cameras, instruction manual, and a notebook. Instructor: Nancy J. Ori. $85 Members; $95 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586.0616.
GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE BOOK CLUB
Sunday, January 26, 1pm
Nothing says warmth in winter more than curling up with a good book! Join the GFS Book Club to meet your fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads! Led by Jackie Kulesa, a librarian in Old Bridge and a passionate lover of books, art, and lively discourse, each selection highlights a different facet of art. The titles are available at local libraries and bookstores; you will need to bring your own copy. Call (609) 586-0616 to reserve your space. Participants who make advance reservations will receive free admission on book club dates!
“REUNION OPERATHON” WITH BOHEME OPERA NJ
Sunday, January 26, 3 – 6pm
Free with park admission
Boheme Opera NJ returns to Grounds For Sculpture's East Gallery in celebration of its 25th Anniversary Season! If you have never experienced live recital performances by operatic voices, you are in for a treat at Boheme's "Reunion Operathon". The event will feature 20 leading role singers from its main stage history, accompanied by pianists on the East Gallery's beautiful Petrov grand piano. You will hear an array of live excerpts from various operas and meet talented singers who represent a new generation of artistry. WWFM, The Classical Network will join Boheme that afternoon as it broadcasts the Operathon live from the East Gallery. Save the date for this unique mid-winter collaboration!
Valid from 01/07/2014 to 01/31/2014
Two exhibitions of contemporary sculpture will be exhibited at Grounds For Sculpture for our Spring/Summer Exhibition 2009, open to the public May 10 through September 29, 2009. This exciting season features the work of sculptors Jesús Moroles and Steve Madsen. New Additions Outdoors in the sculpture park include works by Dan Namingha and Arlo Namingha.
Hamilton, NJ – Two exhibitions of contemporary sculpture will be exhibited at Grounds For Sculpture for our Spring/Summer Exhibition 2009, open to the public May 10 through September 29, 2009. This exciting season features the work of sculptors Jesús Moroles and Steve Madsen. New Additions Outdoors in the sculpture park include works by Dan Namingha and Arlo Namingha.
Valid from 05/18/2009 to 09/30/2009
Princeton Leeep Young Professionals Host "Cultural Night Out Concert" at Grounds for Sculpture June 14
Friday, June 14th at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $35
Please note: walk-ins not accepted
Join the Princeton Leeep Young Professionals for a great night out and a concert at Grounds for Sculpture. At 5:30 p.m. we'll begin with an exclusive private party, catered by Rats Restaurant at the water garden. The concert, featuring The Deb Callahan Band will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Come early & explore the park!
Ticket includes: entrance to park, concert ticket, private party, food & one drink. Event is rain or shine and will be indoors in case of inclement weather. Register now!
Valid from 06/01/2013 to 06/15/2013
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks
Date: Aug. 19
Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to host a new program, sponsored by Springpoint Senior Living and Stoneking Wellness Center – Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks. We want you to enjoy the park and get fit at the same time! This fitness program is for the mature adult who wants to get into shape, enjoy the natural beauty of Grounds For Sculpture, and learn how to live an active, healthful lifestyle. Each session includes healthy refreshments while you learn. To view a full list of dates and topics of discussion for each, please click here.
Price: $10 per class (includes Park Admission). Please call (609) 689-1089 to register.
Valid from 08/12/2010 to 08/20/2010