New Hope Arts Adding Three New Pieces to Outdoor Sculpture Project
New Hope Arts has been busy in recent days adding three new pieces to the PNC Arts Alive Outdoor Sculpture Project, a walkable, family-friendly public art display that was first held in 2003.
On Thursday, “Compassion” by Don Campbell was placed at The Studio Sculpture Garden hosted by JaQuinley Kerr at 127 N. Main St.
And a footing for the Mark Pettegrow sculpture for Phillips’ Mill was prepared on Thursday, its final installation date yet to be determined.
Lastly, the installation of the large-scale artwork “Earth Piercing” by Michael Cooper at the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, weather and luck permitting. Organizers say the piece was specially selected for the newly refurbished library site.
“The Outdoor Sculpture Project is on the move this summer,” observed New Hope Arts Executive Director Carol Cruickshanks. “New Hope Arts anticipates having six new works in situ by the time our project celebration arrives on Sept. 10. It is a thrilling time to install and appreciate what we’ve been able to do with our PNC grant.”
New Hope Arts is expanding its celebrated outdoor sculpture exhibition as a recipient of a sponsorship grant from PNC Arts Alive.
PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organization expand and engage audiences.
New Hope Arts, Inc., is an incorporated non-profit arts center that serves the important purpose of showcasing the work of contemporary artists in the Lambertville/New Hope area and Delaware Valley region. It seeks to engage and enrich the local community through a broad array of programming that furthers the heritage of New Hope as a vital regional arts center.