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1 New Year’s Day Brunch at Rat’s, 11am-3pm 6, 13, 20, 27 Wine & Yoga at Rat’s, 6-8pm 6, 13, 20, 27 Creating a 4-Course Dinner at Rat’s 7, 14, 21, 28 Creating a 4-Course Dinner at Rat’s 8 Storytime in the Galleries, 10:30am 11 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 12 Ice Sculpture Demonstrations, 2pm 15 Winter Photowalk, 1-4pm 17 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 18, 19 Library Book Sales 25 Gallery Talk with Walter Choroszewski, 11am 25, 26 Library Book Sales 25 Positive and Negative Space in Photography, 1-5:30pm 26 Grounds For Sculpture Book Club, 1pm 26 “Reunion Operathon” with Boheme Opera NJ, 3-6pm
fRIDays IN JaNuaRy aND fEBRuaRy Happy Hour at Rat’s includes free hors d’oeuvres! 4-7pm, begins Jan. 10. TuEsDay - fRIDay IN MaRCh Prix-fixe lunch and dinner! See page 29 for more information.
1 Playing with Shadows in Honor of Groundhog Day, 11am-4pm 3, 10, 17, 24 Wine & Yoga Night at Rat’s, 6-8pm 3, 10, 17, 24 Advanced Techniques Cooking Classes at Rat’s 4, 11, 18, 25 Advanced Techniques Cooking Classes at Rat’s 6 Macallan Single Malt Scotch Dinner at Rat’s, 6pm 8 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 8, 15 Exploring Athena Tacha’s Use of Modeling, 10am-1pm 9 Box of Chocolates Workshop, 12:30-2:30pm 9 New Members Day, 2-4pm 12 Storytime in the Galleries, 10:30am 14 Tea Time for Cupid at The Peacock Café, 4-6pm 14, 15 Valentine’s Weekend Dinner at Rat’s 16 Valentine’s Weekend Brunch in Rat’s Kitchen, 11am-5pm 21 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 22 Tire Tread Sculpture, 11am-1pm 22 Gallery Talk with William Knight, 2pm 22 Club Rat’s 23 Grounds For Sculpture Book Club, 1pm
3 Experience ART-iculture - The Philadelphia Flower Show, 6:45am-5pm 7 Comedy Night at Rat’s, 8:30pm 8 Intro to Chinese Brush Painting, 10am-1pm 8 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 11, 12, 13, 14 Celebrate “PI” at Rat’s 12 Storytime in the Galleries, 10:30am 13 Linda Cunningham Art Salon, 11am-2pm 15 Animated Flipbook Workshop, 2-4pm 15 Black Maria Film Festival, 7pm 19 Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 5:30pm 20 Wild Game Dinner at Rat’s 21 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 29, April 5, 12 Explore Chinese Brush Painting, 10am-1pm 29 Artists in Action, 11am-4pm 30 Grounds For Sculpture Book Club, 1pm
3 Walter Dusenbery Art Salon, 11am-2pm 5 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 10 Saké Wine Dinner at Rat’s, 6pm 16 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 6:30pm 18 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 19 Easter Egg Hunt, 2-3pm 19 Easter Tea Party, 4-6pm 20 Easter Brunch in Rat’s Kitchen, 11am-5pm 26, 27 Artisan Trunk Show, 12-5pm 27 Day at the Fair, 11am-4pm
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3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 Impressionism Drop-in Tours, 1pm 6 Behind the Scenes Tour with Seward Johnson, 3-5pm 7 Spring Photowalk, 1-4pm 8 Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks, 9:30am 9 Members Opening Reception, 6-8pm 10, 17, 24, 31 Impressionism Painting, 10am-1pm 10 First Look Family Tours, 10:30am and 11:30am 10, 17, 24, 31 Beginner Yoga, 10:30am-12pm 10 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 10 Sculpture Foundation Walking Tours, 1pm 10 Mother’s Day Tea at the Peacock Café, 4-6pm 10, 11 Picnic in the Park 11 Mother’s Day Brunch in Rat’s Kitchen, 11am-5pm 13 Behind the Scenes Tour with Seward Johnson, 3-6pm 14 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 6:30pm 16 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 16 GFS Presents: SŌ Percussion, 8pm 17 Founder’s Vision Tour with Bruce Daniels, 11am and 2pm 21 Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 5:30pm 22 Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks, 9:30am 22 Fifth Annual Wild Mushroom & Burgundy Dinner, 6pm 31, June 7, 14 Realism in Cast Bronze, 10:30am-1:30pm 31 Impressionist Postcards, 1-3pm AW
1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 GFS Evolution Drop-in Tours, 1pm 1 The Princeton Festival Preview, 2pm 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Screenings of Artist Videos from the GFS Archive 4 Seward’s Inspirations: Rodin Field Trip, 9:30am-5pm 8 Anniversary Arts Party, 11am-4pm 10 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 6:30pm 12 Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks, 9:30am 12 Weyerbacher Beer Dinner at Rat’s, 6pm 13 Working Class Hussys in concert, 7:30pm 14 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 14 Realism in Cast Bronze Adult Workshop from 10:30-1:30pm 15 Father’s Day BBQ at The Peacock Café, 12-4pm 19 Eva Calder Powel Art Salon, 11am-2pm 20 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 26 Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks, 9:30am 27 The Paul Plumeri Blues Band in concert, 7:30pm 29 A Poets’ Invitational, 2pm
Strong-Cuevas, Arch II, Set II, 1995, fabricated aluminum, 144 x 132 x 156 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photos by David W. Steele.
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wElCOME A huge and heartfelt thanks to all who’ve supported us in past years. This guide describes the rich mix of exhibitions, performances, educational programs that Grounds For Sculpture offers. There is plenty to do, see, hear, and taste, and none of it would be possible without you! In coming months, you’ll see a great deal of activity at the park as we complete a massive construction project—a whole new Visitor Center in the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts. With gorgeous new galleries for exhibitions and smart spaces for workshops and other educational programs, it’s our way of acknowledging the critical value of our guests and listening to their feedback. When completed in April of 2014, our visitors will enjoy improved amenities including a delightful new café, a new, beautifully appointed museum shop, and a lounge just for members….all designed to make your visit as enjoyable as it is memorable. Plus, we’re changing the way you arrive—no more waiting in lines. You’ll park first and then pay inside. In May, Grounds For Sculpture will present the largest exhibit in the park’s history. Seward Johnson: The Retrospective will feature over one hundred works by our beloved founder and will be a continuous celebration not to be missed. It will include a broad array of Mr. Johnson’s work including such iconic sculptures as his Forever Marilyn, The Awakening, and Daydream. The humor and humanistic insight that are the hallmarks of Johnson’s fiftyyear investigation of the visceral moment will delight and engage you as you explore the park’s bucolic landscapes, galleries, and other offerings. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Grounds For Sculpture, we welcome you.
Eric Ryan Chair, Board of Trustees Cover image: The Awakening, by Seward Johnson ©1980 The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Top: Photo by David W. Steele.
Grounds For Sculpture is excited to announce that it is a collection site for the Jersey Cares 18th Annual Coat Drive. Clean, gently used coats can be dropped off at Grounds For Sculpture’s entrance booth or Visitor Center, Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-6pm, through February 7th. In appreciation, each donor will be given a pass for free park admission to be used at a later date.
GFS COMMEMORATES NJ’S 350 ANNIVERSARY WITH PLENTY TO DO!
We’re celebrating New Jersey’s historic 350 th anniversary with programs highlighting the rich history and diversity of the Garden State. Our focus on sculpture exhibition views NJ through the lens of amateur photographers. The Black Maria film festival has promoted independent filmmaking in NJ for 30+ years. Our Day at the fair festival recalls our heritage as the longest running state fair in the country. The talented women behind our annual Poetry in the Park event all have deep NJ roots. And we’re conducting our own oral history Project, filled with memories of the NJ State Fair.
BE A PART OF GFS’ ORAL HISTORY PROJECT!
What was it like to be at the NJ State Fair when it was here? In honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary in 2014, GFS will be conducting an oral history project centered on first-hand memories of the State Fair. A selection of the most captivating stories will be filmed and unveiled in a temporary exhibition opening on April 27th during our annual Day at the Fair. Do you have a story you’d like to share? Visit our website for details and deadlines.
ABOUT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey lies Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), a magical place where art and nature are always at play. At its core are more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. It is a feast for the senses. The works, many of them monumental, include those of such distinguished artists as Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Isaac Witkin. They join the enchanting works of our visionary founder Seward Johnson as well as many others by the finest up and coming artists of our time. Join us and discover the beauty, charm, whimsy, and inspiration that our 42 acres hold. The collection and exhibits at Grounds For Sculpture contain art works that may be of a challenging, sensitive, and/or mature nature. Please be aware and consult GFS staff for advice if you have specific concerns.
Coming May 2014, a whole new way to shop. We’re combining Toad Hall Shop and The Museum Shop into one superbly appointed boutique with all your favorite merchandise plus hot new must-haves. You’ll find this in our brand new Visitor Center! Plus, now you can shop for all your favorite GFS gear online. Visit our new website at groundsforsculpture.org.
DINING AT THE PARK
Rat’s Restaurant | (609) 584-7800 Peacock Café | (609) 890-6015 The Gazebo (Memorial Day through Labor Day) Picnic in the park! | (609) 890-6015 With 24 hour advance notice, your basket will be ready when you arrive. New this spring! A delightful café located in the Visitor Center. Be sure to stop by and check out the homemade treats in store!
Phone: (609) 586-0616 | www.groundsforsculpture.org
Open year-round Tuesday-Sunday 10am–6pm, closed Mondays. Open until 9pm Thursday through Saturday, May 8 through Labor Day. GFS reserves the right to close to the public for special events.
ADMISSION Thru May 4
as of may 6
Members and children (5>) Free
Conveniently located just minutes from Princeton at the center of the New York-Philadelphia travel corridor in Hamilton, New Jersey, Grounds For Sculpture is easily reached by major state and interstate roads and by rail and has ample free parking. If using a GPS use 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton NJ 08619.
GFS is recognized for its dedication to designing accessible facilities and programs. The Domestic Arts Building, Visitor Center, and Seward Johnson Center for the Arts are fully accessible as is the Museum Building’s main level. Power-assisted doors are installed in our galleries and Visitor Center. Large print editions of information and brochures are available, as are assisted listening devices for tours and lectures. Vehicles for persons with mobility impairments are available throughout the week (reservations recommended) on a first-come, first-served basis. Touch Tours for the visually impaired are available with advance reservations. Call (609) 586-0616.
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IN THE GALLERIES FALL/WINTER 2013 MUSEUM BUILDING
EDWINA SANDYS Provocative and Profound
WILLIAM KNIGHT Out of Context
Through April 13th Edwina Sandys began as a writer and started creating visual art in her early thirties – first painting and then sculpture. Sandys aim is to catch a viewer’s attention immediately with the visual power of her work and then again with the underlying theme. Her content is approached with deep consideration and brilliant wit. She fearlessly confronts issues from a female perspective. Sometimes her work is humorous or celebratory, at other times, it is piercing and grievous. She also unashamedly explores imagery that is erotic and sensuous, masterfully spanning the line between literal representation and an imagined reality.
Through April 13th William Knight uses the shreds of blown tires that he finds along New Jersey highways to create his extraordinary sculptures. In his studio, he studies these remnants to find the aesthetic possibilities of their shapes, tears, and curves, until eventually the composition is resolved. The tire sculptures vary greatly in effect – from lyrical and melodic to audacious and exuberant. All of Knight’s sculptures produce remarkable shadows on the walls and floors to add a fourth dimension, an aspect of time and change. Don’t miss William Knight’s gallery talk on Sunday, February 22nd at 2pm!
DOMESTIC ARTS BUILDING
ATHENA TACHA Sculpting With/In Nature
INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CENTER’S 19th ANNUAL EXHIBITION Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
Through March 30th Renowned as one of the world’s leading artists in environmental sculpture and design of public spaces, Tacha is perhaps best known for creating places that evoke the grandeur of nature, even in the unlikeliest of urban settings. Working in a variety of media to create sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, and wearable body art, her small sculpture of archetypal canyons, volcanoes, caves, waves, and waterfalls are based on her lifelong interest in the forms of natural phenomena. Her large-scale photographs of wave and sand patterns offer unexpected fluidity against the constraints of their frames.
Through March 30th Always innovative and impressive, this ISC and GFS collaborative exhibition features exceptional work by undergraduate and graduate student artists, recommended by their professors. The competition attracts an international pool of over 400 artworks and is juried by a distinguished panel of art professionals. Come glimpse the future of contemporary sculpture as these extraordinary sculpture students exhibit their award-winning work.
iN ThE GallErIEs SPRiNG/SUMMER 2014 RACHEL UDELL
A rapid-format exhibition series at GFS featuring the work of exceptionally talented and accomplished artists in the early stages of their careers. GreenLight exhibitions change at least four times a year. Come view cutting-edge work and get in on the ground floor of some of the most innovative sculptors working today.
January 15 – April 13 The colorful, soft, and flexible forms of Rachel Udell’s work seem to contradict their origin. The sculptures are a result of the artist’s attempts to come to terms with the extremes of human existence, the life of joy and the life of suffering. To the artist, the notion that human beings are discrete and separate from one another is the cause of “man’s inhumanity to man.” To counteract this notion, the sculptures that Udell knits, crochets, knots, and ties become metaphors for the connectedness of all being in the world. They are delicate missiles launched to obliterate the experience of isolation. Udell frequently participates in exhibitions and art-based projects dedicated to raising awareness of human traﬃcking worldwide.
The GreenLight series returns with a new exhibition in Sept., 2014.
May 9 – June 15, 2014 In collaboration with Enable, Inc.—a local organization which enables seniors and individuals with disabilities to live full and independent lives in their homes and in the community— Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to present the artwork created by Enable participants during several hands-on art workshops at Grounds For Sculpture. Though some of the artists are non-verbal, their artwork is a creative expression which speaks for them.
FOCUS ON SCULPTURE
January 18 – April 13, 2014 Opening Reception: January 18, 4-6pm This annual show is a juried exhibition of amateur photographers’ work featuring sculpture as their subject. In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, this year’s exhibition features only images taken within New Jersey. The exhibition will be juried by Walter Choroszewski, a New Jersey specialist for over thirty years. Choroszewski’s 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.
Left to right: William Knight, Vertical Fugue, 2010, rubber, steel, aluminum wire, 72 x 13.5 x 16 inches, Courtesy of the artist. Photo: David Steele. Edwina Sandys, Target of Abuse, 1994, painted aluminum, mixed media, H. 37 x W.15 x D. 7 inches, Courtesy of the Artist. Brian Booth Craig, Suicide Machine, 2012 (detail), cast bronze, 60” x 20” x 10”, Courtesy of the artist. Athena Tacha, photograph of Streams, 1975-76, installed at Martin Luther King Park, Oberlin, OH. Photo: Ellen E. Johnson. Rachel Udell, Solar Cephalopod Cephalopod, 2008, yarn, fiberfill, Courtesy of the Artist.
THe LARGeST And MOST SIGnIFICAnT eXHIBITIOn In GFS HISTORy!
OPEnInG May 4, 2014
Featuring more than 120 sculptures by artist and GFS founder Seward Johnson, The Retrospective will include work in every indoor gallery and many new works out in the park, including the much-anticipated monumental land sculpture titled The Awakening, sited in The Meadow. Joining his internationally admired large-scale works such as Forever Marilyn will be dozens of key works comprising the “Icons Revisited,”“Beyond the Frame,” and “Celebrating the Familiar” series. These notable sculptures will be joined by Mr. Johnson’s lesser known but perhaps most intimate work—a collection of trays upon which he has painted landscapes and moments of great personal meaning to him. seward Johnson: The Retrospective represents nearly 50 years of work and is a culmination of the prodigious whimsy and humanity of this extraordinary man. Visit sJ2014.org for installation news, updates, special events, and more. Left to right: Seward Johnson, Unconditional Surrender ©2004, 2005 The Sculpture Foundation. Seward Johnson, Forever Marilyn ©1996, 2011 The Sculpture Foundation. Based upon the photograph by Bernard of Hollywood
saVE tHE DatE GALA FOR SEWARD JOHNSON: THE RESTROSPECTIVE Saturday, May 3
FEaturED EVEnt SEWARD JOHNSON: THE RESTROSPECTIVE BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR WITH THE ARTIST
Tuesday, May 6, 3 – 5pm OR Tuesday, May 13, 3 – 5pm Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to spend time with the visionary founder of Grounds For Sculpture in a “behind-the-scenes” tour of Seward Johnson: The Retrospective. Follow Mr. Johnson as he personally guides you throughout the park and reflects on his 50-year landmark exhibition, sharing some of his favorite and entertaining stories along the way. Then, join Mr. Johnson for a private cocktail reception on the grounds where you can visit with him and fellow art lovers. As part of this special experience, you will also receive the beautiful and newly published book, “Seward Johnson: A Life in Public Art,” a pictorial collection of Mr. Johnson’s work of the past 50 years. Space is limited. Reserve your space now! $275 Member; $325 non-Member. Price is per person, per tour.
rElatED EVEnts INSIDERS’ WALKING TOUR WITH SCULPTURE FOUNDATION STAFF Saturday, May 10, 1pm. See page 10 for more info.
FOUNDER’S VISION WALKING TOUR WITH BRUCE DANIELS
Saturday, May 17, 11am and 2pm. See page 10 for more info.
IMPRESSIONISM DROP-IN TOURS
Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1pm. See page 10 for more info.
GFS EVOLUTION DROP-IN TOURS
Saturdays and Sundays in June at 1pm. See page 10 for more info.
FOR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS SEWARD’S INSPIRATIONS: RODIN FIELD TRIP Wednesday, June 4. See page 10 for more info.
FOR MEMBERS GFS MEMBERS ADVENTURES TRIP TO NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASS.
In celebration of Seward Johnson: The Retrospective, September, 2014. See page 12 for more info.
ARTISTS AMONG US GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH ARTISTS OF ACCLAIM THROUGH OUR gallery talk and art salon series, designed to give you an insider’s view
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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.
Photo by Mark Segal Photography
Hello, Dolly! Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-a-Long with artist and Grounds For Sculpture founder, Seward Johnson! Sing standards from the likes of Rodgers, Hammerstein, and more during happy hour and enjoy the picturesque beauty of the 42-acre sculpture park. With plenty of good company, plus drink and small plate specials, it’s sure to be a great time!
Gallery Talk with WILLIAM KNIGHT Saturday, February 22, 2pm Free with park admission In this gallery talk, discover the inspiration behind the sculptural creations of New Jersey artist William Knight, whose work is on exhibit in the Museum Building. Knight uses the remains of blown tires that he finds along New Jersey highways to create his extraordinary sculptures. Don’t miss this unique chance to learn about the artist and his work in the exhibition!
aRTsalOns A relaxed and stimulating opportunity to share ideas and fine food at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS artists and your fellow patrons of the arts. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
LINDA CUNNINGHAM Thursday, March 13, 11am – 2pm Learn from a master of urban art! Linda Cunningham, creator of War Memorial III, is widely recognized for her themes of transience, her reuse of rough materials, and her fluid, elegant style. By heightening awareness and mining meanings of our environment, Cunningham layers materials and memory in a striking manner. An active exhibitor and educator, Cunningham’s work is internationally displayed. Dine with her as she discusses her role in the recent artistic Renaissance of the Bronx and the power of artistic community in urban life. $50 Members; $60 non-Members. Price includes lunch and one glass of wine.
WALTER DUSENBERY Thursday, April 3, 11am – 2pm Come hear the story of Damascus Gate by the renowned Walter Dusenbery! Highly acclaimed for his classically influenced monumental stone artworks, Dusenbery has been internationally recognized with the highest awards for his public commissions. Join this intimate dining event for an exclusive reflection of his sculptures at GFS, his experience as the former Director of the Johnson Atelier Stone Division, and his interdisciplinary experiences in the arts. Trained in California, Dusenbery now joins us from the artistically rich Catskills region. $50 Members; $60 non-Members. Price includes lunch and one glass of wine.
E. CALDER POWEL Thursday, June 19, 11am – 2pm Meet one of the field’s rising stars! E. Calder Powel, creator of Perception Planes and Schatz’s Spaceship, draws mathematics into the artistic realm; her ceramic-based sculpture series lines Fairgrounds Road leading to Rat’s Restaurant, and is highly calculated and unassumingly iconic in form. Dine with the artist to learn her groundbreaking approaches and discuss contemporary sculpture’s trajectory. From Lambertville, Powel is indicative of the artistic talent that thrives in the GFS community and region! $50 Members; $60 non-Members. Price includes lunch and one glass of wine.
Left to right: Linda Cunningham, War Memorial III III, 1987, cast bronze; five elements, each 132” x 36” x 36”, photo by David W. Steele. Walter Dusenbery, Damascus Gate, 2002, travertine; 240” x 176” x 51”, photo by David W. Steele. E. Calder Powel, Schatz’s Spaceship (inspired by the Oloid), 2010, painted aluminium, 13.8 x 13.8 x 20.3 feet. All works are Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
TOURING GFS Grounds For Sculpture annually conducts over 500 tours led by trained docents. Free drop-in tours are regularly provided based on docent availability, April through October. Check our website for the exact schedule. Tours feature a sampling of works outdoors to introduce you to the park and equip you for your journey and may also include works on exhibit in our galleries. School groups receive discounted admission and free docent-led tours Tuesday-Friday with advance reservation. Special group tours can be scheduled for a modest fee, and tour groups of 15 or more, paid in advance, receive a discount. You can also “tour yourself” using our Site Map and Tree Tour brochure. Free Touch Tours for the visually impaired are also provided with advance reservation. For groups of 15 or more, call (609) 586-0616 for reduced rates.
ATELIER TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Wednesdays beginning at 5:30pm March 19 and May 21 Tour the famed Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier to get the inside “scoop” on how sculpture is made. Tours begin with refreshments and are led by Johnson Atelier Executive Director Charles Haude and CEO of the Digital Atelier Jon Lash. After the tour, cap your evening with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:30pm. Reservations are required and space is limited; these tours fill up fast! $69 Members; $79 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
SEWARD JOHNSON: THE RESTROSPECTIVE BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR WITH THE ARTIST Tuesday, May 6, 3 – 5pm OR Tuesday, May 13, 3 – 5pm. See page 5 for more information. FW
TOTS ON TOUR! Saturdays, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 5, May 10, June 14 11am and 1pm Free with park admission. Rain or shine! Hands-on Workshops suitable only for 3–5 year olds Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art. Lessons and themes change monthly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; First-come, first-served. Meets in the Visitor Center. Instructor: Joslyn Johnson. FW
MOONLIGHT TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Dinner at 6:30pm; Tour at 9pm April 16, May 14, and June 10 Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight. Begin with a threecourse dinner at 6:30pm. Your docent-led tour, timed closely with the full moon, begins at 9pm to showcase sculptures especially lit to show off their brilliance in the dark. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. The dinner portion of the evening takes place rain or shine. Reservations are required and space is limited; these tours fill up fast! $69 Members; $79 non-Members. To register, call (609) 586-0616. WELLNESS WALKS/WELLNESS TALKS May 8, 22; June 12, 26; July 10, 24, 9:30am Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time during this special program, sponsored by Springpoint Foundation and Stoneking Wellness Center, for the mature adult who wants to get into shape and learn more on how to lead an active, healthful lifestyle. Each session addresses a different topic on general health and includes refreshments. Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am. Check our website for dates and topics. Price: $10 per session (includes park admission). Please call (609) 586-0616, x. 223 to register. Free to Stoneking Wellness Center members and Residents of Springpoint Senior Living Facilities.
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INSIDERS’ WALKING TOUR WITH STAFF FROM THE SCULPTURE FOUNDATION Saturday, May 10, 1pm Tour the fascinating exhibition, Seward Johnson: The Retrospective, with two key staff from The Sculpture Foundation—Claire Brown, Production Coordinator, and Lynn DeClemente, Registrar. During this special presentation, participants will learn the fascinating stories behind many pieces located both indoors and outdoors. If you are intrigued by the work of Seward Johnson, this special tour is for you! This event is rain or shine; please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. $25 Members; $35 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. FOUNDER’S VISION WALKING TOUR WITH BRUCE DANIELS Saturday, May 17, 11am and 2pm View Grounds For Sculpture from the unique perspective of Director of Facilities, Bruce Daniels. An engaging speaker, Daniels has been a part of the Grounds For Sculpture project from the very beginning and is uniquely qualified to speak about the evolution from an industrial complex to a beautiful oasis. Learn about Seward Johnson’s vision for the park and the work it took to make it a reality. This event is rain or shine; please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. $25 Members; $35 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. IMPRESSIONISM DROP-IN TOURS Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1pm Free with park admission During the month of May, explore sculptures based upon masterworks by Impressionist artists on special themed walk-in tours, led by our expert docents. Impressionism tours will take place Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1pm. Tour size is limited; first-come, first-served. GFS EVOLUTION DROP-IN TOURS Saturdays and Sundays in June at 1pm Free with park admission During the month of June, explore the history and evolution of the 42-acre Grounds For Sculpture, led by our expert docents. Tour size is limited; first-come, first-served. Seward Johnson, The Chamber of Internal Dialogue, 2011, mixed media, 258 x 114 x 135 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc., © 2011 The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by David W. Steele.
EXPERIENCE ART-ICULTURE THE PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Monday, March 3 bus departs GFS at 6:45am, returns at 5pm Experience the combination of art and horticulture as the 184th Philadelphia Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the intersection of fine art and floral design. ARTiculture will feature large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and overthe-top floral creations, all inspired by top museums – including Grounds For Sculpture! Floral designer Michael Bruce has been paired with Grounds For Sculpture to create a masterpiece you won’t want to miss! Get the insider’s treatment before the crowds arrive as we take an early morning tour, then relax in the PHS Members’ Lounge before hitting the floor for shopping, demonstrations, lectures and more! Following the show, we will dine at the retroinspired Continental, one of Philadelphia’s most fun and delicious restaurants. $160 per person. Limited to the first 50 GFS Members and volunteers, please call (609) 586-0616 to register. SEWARD’S INSPIRATIONS: RODIN Wednesday, June 4 bus departs GFS at 9:30am, returns at 5pm When asked what museums Seward Johnson loves to visit most, the Rodin Museum in Paris was at the top of his list. Lucky for us, the Rodin Museum of Philadelphia is a bit closer and just as inspiring. Join us for a special tour of the newly renovated museum and garden as we learn about the life and work of the man who is considered to be the first modern sculptor. After the museum, dine at Parc, a chic brasserie serving traditional bistro fare in a charming and comfortable setting. $95 per person. Limited to the first 50 GFS Members and volunteers, please call (609) 586-0616 to register. MO
Want to join us for these fun and informative trips but not a Member yet? Call our membership oﬃce at (609) 689-1089 and become a Member today.
MAY IS MEMBERS MONTH
Our Members are vital to GFS, and we want to show it. During the month of May, GFS members enjoy 20% discounts Tuesday – Thursday at the new 1,200-square-foot gift shop located in the grand new Visitor Center in the Johnson Center for the Arts (does not include consignment items). We will also be offering special members-only programs, free GFS gear giveaways, and chances to win special prizes. Thank you for your support!
Photos by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com.
NEW MEMBERS DAY
Sunday, February 9, 2 – 4pm Get to know your fellow Members of Grounds For Sculpture! Featuring light refreshments and guided tours, this event is open to new Members who joined between July 1 and December 31, 2013. RSVP by February 2 by calling (609) 586-0616 ext. 243.
MEMBERS OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, May 9, 6 – 8pm Join us in a celebration of Seward Johnson: The Retrospective exhibition! Mix and mingle with your fellow Members and invited guests as we raise a toast to our illustrious founder, the incomparable Seward Johnson. Renew or join by April 18th to take advantage of this exclusive benefit of GFS Membership. RSVP by Wednesday, April 30 by calling (609) 586-0616 ext. 243. MO
GFS MEMBERS ADVENTURES TRIP TO NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASS. In celebration of Seward Johnson: The Retrospective MO
Photo by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com.
FIRST LOOK FAMILY TOURS
Saturday, May 10 Tours at 10:30 & 11:30am A special opportunity for Family and Family Plus Members to view our new exhibitions. Bring the family and take a tour, participate in a gallery activity, and enjoy the new exhibitions. For current Family level or higher Members only. Renew, join, or upgrade by April 18, 2014 to take advantage of this benefit of GFS Membership. RSVP by Wednesday, April 30 by calling (609) 586-0616 ext. 243
September, 2014 (dates to be announced) 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod you will find an island of pristine beauty 14 miles long and 3½ miles wide with something to offer for everyone. To be held in September 2014, this trip features beautiful beaches, gourmet meals, luxurious shopping, whaling history, fine art, and more. This special trip to the location of Seward Johnson’s summer home is sure capture more than a few hearts as we experience the “grey lady” to her fullest. Please call the Membership Oﬃce for more information at (609) 689-1089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to join us but not a Member yet? Call our Membership oﬃce at (609) 689-1089 and and join today.
IntrODuCInG THE NEW MEMBER LOUNGE
During the celebratory event on May 9th, Members are invited to get the first look at a new feature of GFS Membership – the Member Lounge. Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our loyal supporters, the Member Lounge is your place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends. The Member Lounge will open regularly beginning May 10, and be available Wednesdays – Saturdays from 10:30am – 5pm to welcome GFS Members at the Individual level and above. Located in the Johnson Center for the Arts, in a bright corner room overlooking the pond and gardens, we have created an inviting space for Members to take a break with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Come and read the latest museum publications, learn about upcoming programs for Members, or connect with a Membership representative.
ALL ABOUT BOOKS GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE BOOK CLUB
Sundays, 1pm, January 26, February 23, March 30 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!
January: The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan Who were the ballerinas made famous by Degas’ paintings? Follow three sisters as they struggle to support themselves as dancers in late nineteenth-century Paris and become entangled in the artist’s world.
February: Leaving Van Gogh by Carol Wallace This richly detailed and thoroughly researched historical fiction novel is told from the perspective of Van Gogh’s personal physician, Dr. Gachet. Both a mental illness specialist and an art lover, Gachet is captivated by the painter and struggles to help him as they develop a friendship.
March: The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez Read the true story of master forger Han van Meegeren, a crook who swindled everyone from powerful art dealers to Nazi thieves with his fake Vermeer paintings.
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
JUST FOR KIDS FW
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.
Wednesday, February 12, 10:30AM Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes by Stephen R. Swinburne will be read in the exhibition Sculpting With/In Nature in the Domestic Arts Building. Explore patterns found in nature and then create an art project based upon the landscape art of Athena Tacha.
Wednesday, March 12, 10:30AM Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni will be read in the exhibition Provocative and Profound in the Museum Building. Hear about Matthew’s trip to the museum and his experience with colors and shapes. After the story, create a project based upon the colors and shapes in the art of Edwina Sandys.
Brower Hatcher, Tower, 1999 (detail), stainless steel, glass, iron, 120 x 60 x 60 inches, Courtesy of The sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by Michael S. Miller
WINTER PHOTOWALK 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. AW
Photo by Michael S. Miller
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!
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE IN PHOTOGRAPHY 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. AW
OTHER PROGRAMS THIS MONTH NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH January 1, 11am–3pm. See page 28 for more info. WINE & YOGA NIGHT at Rat’s Restaurant Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 6–8pm. See page 28 for more info. CREATING A FOUR-COURSE DINNER at Rat’s Restaurant See page 28 for more info. Track One (Mondays) January 6, 13, 20, 27, 6pm Track Two (Tuesdays) January 7, 14, 21, 28, 6pm STORYTIME IN THE GALLERIES Wednesday, January 8, 10:30am. See page 14 for more info. FW
TOTS ON TOUR! Saturday, January 11, 11am and 1pm. See page 9 for more info. FW
“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!
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES at Toad Hall Shop & Gallery January 17, 5:30pm. See page 29 for more info. LIBRARY BOOK SALES Sat – Sun, January 18 – 19 & 25 – 26. See page 14 for more info. GALLERY TALK WITH WALTER CHOROSZEWSKI Saturday, January 25, 11am. See page 7 for more info. GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE BOOK CLUB Sunday, January 26, 1pm. See page 13 for more info.
A WEEK OF ValEntInE’s
BOX OF CHOCOLATES WORKSHOP Sunday, February 9, 12:30-2:30pm Back by popular demand! Get set for Valentine’s Day by making handmade ganache truﬄes under the guidance of pastry chef Charlie Musso. While the truﬄes set, students will create decorative paper packaging for their chocolates. Each participant will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and take home a gift box filled with approximately one dozen truﬄes. Pre-registration is required; must be 21 or older to participate. Instructors: Charlie Musso and Carrie Calhoun. $40 Members; $45 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. TEA TIME FOR CUPID AT THE PEACOCK CAFÉ Friday, February 14, 4 – 6pm Bring your sweetheart to the Peacock Café for a romantic Valentine’s Day tea. Savor your own special pot of tea and enjoy a delicious selection of scones, finger sandwiches, and other special delights. Park admission required; café fees apply. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (609) 890-6015. PLAYING WITH SHADOWS IN HONOR OF GROUNDHOG DAY Saturday, February 1, 11am – 4pm Free with park admission Will he see his shadow? Come find out at GFS’s 9th annual celebration in honor of Groundhog Day, featuring shadow-inspired family drop-in workshops, tours of the park, and a musical performance finale. Suitable for ages 6-10. AW
VALENTINE’S WEEKEND DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15 Called the most romantic restaurant in our region, Rat’s opens its doors for a special Valentine’s Weekend Dinner. Bring your valentine to Rat’s and enjoy a sumptuous tasting menu paired with a selection of wines. Or choose from a special Valentine’s Weekend drink menu with handcrafted cocktails, champagne and sparkling wines from around the world. Chef Shane Cash will also offer his seasonally inspired à la carte dinner menu. For reservations please call (609) 584-7800. VALENTINE’S WEEKEND BRUNCH IN RAT’S KITCHEN Sunday, February 16, 11am – 5pm Finish off the Weekend of Love with a decadent display in Rat’s beautiful kitchen. You’ll be delighted by a bounty of breads, pastries, salads, soup and house-made charcuterie. Enjoy selections from the raw bar, the omelet and carving stations as well as an array of brunch entrées. Finish with a divine dessert from our own Pastry Chefs. Choose from the Valentine’s Weekend special drink menu or enjoy a glass of champagne or mimosa on us! $59 for adults plus tax and service, $22 for children ages 5-12, 5 and under no charge. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 5847800 for reservations.
Sun and Shadow Prints, 12-3pm Experiment with light and shadows using light sensitive paper and a variety of fun objects to place in intricate arrangements or cut a silhouette to create your own unique sun and shadow print! While supplies last. Instructor: Georgina McGarvey. Wild Window Clings, 12-3pm Design a special window treatment in honor of Groundhog Day using paint to create transparent works of art that once dry, can be displayed wherever you want; they look especially great in windows! While supplies last. Instructor: Joslyn Johnson.
OTHER PrOGraMs THIS MONTH
EXPLORING ATHENA TACHA’S USE OF MODELING Saturdays, February 8 and 15, 10am-1pm In this unique workshop, experiment with 3D modeling and printing technologies to create your own sculptural model. Students will gain inspiration by viewing the work of exhibiting artist Athena Tacha, who creates 3D scale models in preparation for her large landscape installations. After learning about scale and proportion, each participant will create the components of their own miniature installation in clay. Before the next class, their clay components will be laser scanned and printed using a plastic compound. On the second class, students will finish and assemble their 3D components into a completed landscape model. Alternate finishing techniques will be discussed. Don’t miss this unique chance to 3D print your own artwork using the latest printing technology! Instructors: Bruce Lindsay and Scot Thompson. $155 Members; $165 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. AW
WINE & YOGA NIGHT AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 6–8pm. See page 28 for more info. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES COOKING CLASSES AT RAT’S RESTAURANT See page 28 for more info. Track One (Mondays) February 3, 10, 17, 24, 6PM Track Two (Tuesdays) February 4, 11, 18, 25, 6PM MACALLAN SINGLE MALT SCOTCH DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Thursday, February 6, 6pm. See page 28 for more info. TOTS ON TOUR! Saturday, February 8, 11am and 1pm. See page 9 for more info. FW
STORYTIME IN THE GALLERIES Wednesday, February 12, 10:30am. See page 14 for more info. FW
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES AT TOAD HALL SHOP & GALLERY February 21, 5:30pm. See page 29 for more info. GALLERY TALK WITH WILLIAM KNIGHT Saturday, February 22, 2pm. See page 7 for more info.
TIRE TREAD SCULPTURE Saturday, February 22, 11am-1pm Exhibiting artist William Knight uses found blown tires to produce his funky sculptural works. In this workshop, create your own mini blow-out sculptures using foam, paint, and the tires of tiny monster trucks. Each participant will create multiple mini tire tread sculptures which will be mounted on a base for a cool installation. Instructor: Jennifer Korolenko. Park admission required. $5 materials fee per child; please pay at the workshop. FW
William Knight, Flame (detail), rubber, steel wire (found exploded tire), 44 x 14 x 16.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
CLUB RAT’S Saturday, February 22. See page 28 for more info.
GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE BOOK CLUB Sunday, February 23, 2014, 1pm. See page 13 for more info.
Courtesy of Wen Shui
INTRO TO CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING Presented in Partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton Saturday, March 8, 10am-1pm This new workshop will offer participants an insight into the time-honored traditions of Chinese Brush Painting and will cover all the basics: proper brush handling, different brush strokes, ink and color mixing, and use of different rice papers. An initial demonstration will be provided and participants will have endless sources of inspiration in the surrounding environment as they create their own individual works under her guidance. Instructor: Wen Shui. A materials fee of $5 is payable directly to the Instructor. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. Visit classes at artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. Registration fee includes admission to Grounds For Sculpture. $60 for Members of ACP or GFS; $70 non-Member. AW
EXPLORE CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING Presented in Partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton Saturdays, March 29, April 5 and 12, 10am-1pm **Registrants must have completed Intro to Chinese Brush Painting or secure prior approval from the Instructor based on previous experience.** This class will lead students through a more intensive exploration of Chinese Brush Painting and its importance in Chinese culture. The instructor will give an initial demonstration in class before providing step-by-step guidance to each student. Subject matter will include flora and fauna, or landscapes. Students will work progressively over the three weeks. Instructor: Wen Shui. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. Visit classes at artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. $150 for Members of ACP or GFS; $175 non-Member. Upon registration, participants will be given a list of sources from which they can purchase materials. AW
BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, March 15, 7pm For over 30 years, NJ’s own Black Maria Film Festival (BMFF) has won acclaim for promoting independent filmmaking by widely exhibiting works by veteran and emerging film and video makers. The festival’s annual juried competition results in 40 to 60 works from around the country for its annual tour. GFS is proud to present the Festival with specially curated selections by BMFF Founder John Columbus sure to delight and inspire. Make it a date night by dining buffet-style at the Peacock Café prior to this 90 – 110 minute screening, where movie-goers will have their choice of meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian entrée options, in addition to salad and dessert. Screening Only: $8 Members, $14 Non-members. Ticket + Buffet: $39 Members; $46 non-Members. Buffet packages are limited and available by advance purchase only . Park admission is included with your Advance ticket purchase. Advance purchase closes 3/14. To purchase, please call (609) 586 - 0616 or visit our website to buy online.
OTHER PrOGraMs THIS MONTH
ARTISTS IN ACTION Saturday, March 29, 11am – 4pm Free with park admission One of the reasons Grounds For Sculpture is remarkable is that it is home to so many outstanding artists, and Artists in Action is your chance to see just what we mean. Kick off the spring season as our GFS artists open their studios to you. Watch them work. View their latest efforts. Ask questions. Do it all to music performed by fine local artists and take “teaser” classes that spotlight our spring roster of workshops. As a feature activity, step into the 21st century and watch GFS artists Scot Thompson and Bruce Lindsay conduct a 3-D printing demonstration to see how this technique relates to the contemporary art world! For more information, visit our website after March 1.
Photo by David W. Steele
COMEDY NIGHT Friday, March 7, 8:30pm. See page 29 for more info. TOTS ON TOUR! Saturday, March 8, 11am and 1pm. See page 9 for more info. FW
STORYTIME IN THE GALLERY Wednesday, March 12, 10:30am. See page 14 for more info. FW
LINDA CUNNINGHAM ART SALON Thursday, March 13, 11am – 2pm. See page 8 for more info. CELEBRATE “PI” Wednesday, March 12 through Friday, March 14. See page 29 for more info. ATELIER TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Wednesday, March 19, 5:30pm. See page 9 for more info. WILD GAME DINNER Thursday, March 20. See page 29 for more info. GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE BOOK CLUB Sunday, March 30, 1pm. See page 13 for more info. Photos by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com
CELEBRATE EastEr AT
GrOunDs FOr sCulPturE! APRIL 19 - 20
Photo by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com
EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 19, 2 – 3pm Start your Easter weekend off at the Gazebo for our first Easter Egg Hunt. Hidden among the sculptures leading up to the Peacock Cafe you will find Easter eggs filled with all sorts of surprises. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Reservations can be made by calling the Peacock Café at (609) 890-6015. Park admission required.
EASTER TEA PARTY Saturday, April 19, 4 – 6pm Bring your family and friends to welcome spring at the Peacock Café. Enjoy a delightful array of teas, plus fresh baked scones, finger sandwiches, and a selection of mini desserts. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Peacock Café at (609) 890-6015. Park admission required; café fees apply. EASTER BRUNCH IN RAT’S KITCHEN Sunday, April 20, 11am – 5pm Celebrate spring in royal fashion at the event that is always a guest favorite. Come explore Rat’s beautiful kitchen and savor perfectly composed salads, breads, and house-made charcuterie, fresh iced seafood, breakfast and lunch entrées, carving and omelet stations, and scrumptious desserts! $59 for adults plus tax and service, $22 for children ages 5-12, five and under no charge. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 584-7800 for reservations.
DAY AT THE FAIR Sunday, April 27, 11am – 4pm Free with park admission Bring the whole family to celebrate our roots as the site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds as we turn back the clock and turn the park into a fun-filled fantasy fair! 2014 marks the 350th anniversary of New Jersey’s statehood, and GFS will celebrate NJ history with special events! Tour the park and its historic buildings where activities are sprinkled throughout. Experience unique reenactments of iconic cowgirl Annie Oakley and racecar driver Lucky Teter. Take part in a tile workshop based on our historic Muller Tiles. Learn about the horseracing industry during a lecture by Kenwood Companies. Get cozy with rabbits and more during our petting zoo and enjoy fairground favorites of popcorn, salted peanuts, and hot dogs all day long. And don’t miss the unveiling of the GFS Oral History Project where we’ll hear fond (and funny) NJ State Fairground stories! For more detailed information on this event, please visit our website after March 1. Photo by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com
OTHER PrOGraMs THIS MONTH WALTER DUSENBERY ART SALON Thursday, April 3, 11am – 2pm. See page 8 for more info. TOTS ON TOUR! Saturday, April 5, 11am and 1pm. See page 9 for more info. FW
SAKÉ WINE DINNER Thursday, April 10, 6pm. See page 29 for more info. TRUNK SHOW: ELEMENTS JEWELRY BY CAROLINE TARASCHI Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 12–5pm Need a gift for Mom? Stop by our new Museum Shop located in the grand Visitor Center to see beautiful and affordable one-ofa-kind jewelry by local artisan, Caroline Taraschi. Caroline will be on hand to show you her processes, answer questions about her work, and take special orders. Park admission NOT REQUIRED to visit the shop.
MOONLIGHT TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Wednesday, April 16. Dinner at 6:30pm; Tour at 9pm. See page 9 for more info. May 14, and June 10 THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES AT TOAD HALL SHOP & GALLERY April 18, 5:30pm. See page 29 for more info.
CELEBRATE MOtHEr’s Day
all wEEkEnD LONG
May 10-11 Take part in a workshop, enjoy tea or a picnic, or listen to poetry in the park. Alexander Rutsch, Dancers, 1997, cast bronze, 113 x 92 x 60 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com
MOTHER’S DAY TEA AT THE PEACOCK CAFE Saturday, May 10, 4–6pm Enjoy a delightful array of teas with mom and sample fresh baked scones, finger sandwiches, elegant Petit Fours and more, all to the sounds of live music. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Peacock Café at (609) 890-6015. Park admission required. Café fees apply. This event sells out quickly. We encourage you to make your reservations early.
PICNIC IN THE PARK Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11 Treat Mom to a special picnic in the park with assorted picnic baskets packed with Peacock Café delights! Pre-purchase baskets to enjoy on the soft, green grass beneath a Weeping Cherry tree, or sip a glass of wine and have some light snacks at the Gazebo. Park admission required. Café fees apply. To pre-purchase your picnic basket for two, call (609) 890-6015. Picnic baskets are available yearround! Order 24 hours in advance from the Peacock Café and enjoy lunch at your favorite spot in the park. Call (609) 890-6015. AW
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IN RAT’S KITCHEN Sunday, May 11, 11am – 5pm New Jersey’s most elegant brunch followed by a stroll through the magnificent sculpture park will give mom an exquisite experience like no other. This mother’s day, show her how much she means to you by bringing her to Rat’s exceptional buffet in the kitchen! Mom can enjoy a myriad of culinary delights, including salads, breads, soup and house-made charcuterie, fresh iced seafood, breakfast and lunch entrées, carving and omelet stations and scrumptious desserts almost as sweet as she is. $59 for adults plus tax and service, $22 for children ages 5-12, 5 and under no charge. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 584-7800 for reservations.
POETRY IN THE PARK: COOL WOMEN Sunday, May 11, 1pm Free with park admission Cool Women sing Mother’s Day! Like jazz musicians, the Cool Women will celebrate with poems about motherhood and Mother Earth, riﬃng on each other’s work, turning playful, critical, joyous, or elegiac and providing a poetry concert full of risk and surprise. The Cool Women are accomplished poets with deep New Jersey roots and include Eloise Bruce, Juditha Dowd, Joyce Lott, Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Lies, Judy Michaels, Penelope Schott, Maxine Susman, and Gretna Wilkinson.
SPRING PHOTOWALK Wednesday, May 7, 1-4pm Join Michael S. Miller 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 special spring 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 info, please visit visionsworkshops.net. $55 Members; $70 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. AW
IMPRESSIONISM PAINTING IN THE OPEN AIR Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 10am-1pm Be inspired by sculptures based on famous Impressionist paintings in this fun twist on a plein-air painting! Learn the general practice of painting outdoors in a workshop that takes place in the serene landscape of Grounds For Sculpture. Learn about materials, setup, best practices, and come away with an appreciation for painting, as well as several works of your own. The history of famous Impressionist painters will be explained, and students will learn from technique demonstrations by the instructor. This course will also incorporate personal instruction and constructive group critiques. Students can chose to work in watercolor, oil, or acrylic. A complete materials list will be provided upon registration. Instructor: Joe Gyurcsak. $145 Members; $165 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. AW
BEGINNER YOGA Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30am-12pm Back by popular demand! For beginner and advanced students. Learn meditation techniques, proper alignment, and coordination of breath and movement. Classes include instruction in sun salutations and vinyasa flow and will be held outside weather permitting. Bring a yoga mat, a towel to place under your mat, and a water bottle. In partnership with and taught by instructors from The Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio. $60 Members; $70 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. AW
IMPRESSIONIST POSTCARDS Saturday, May 31, 1-3pm Explore the style of Impressionist painters and their use of color and light. In this workshop, participants will paint a beautiful memento of Grounds For Sculpture in the style of the Impressionists. Keep the postcard for yourself or send it to a friend! Materials fee: $5 per child, please pay at the workshop. Park admission required. Instructor: Georgina McGarvey. FW
REALISM IN CAST BRONZE Saturdays, May 31; June 7, 14, 10:30am-1:30pm Explore the bronze casting process used by Seward Johnson in many of his sculptures! You’ll learn several strategies utilized in creation of sculpture patterns, including life-casting, wax-modeling, direct burnout, and lost-wax casting. Taking the work of Seward Johnson as inspiration, each participant will create a unique bronze sculpture, starting with a wax original and going through the process from start to finish. Participants will learn via direct modeling in wax, discussion, and observation of the other casting stages. Each student’s work will be limited in size to approximately four pounds of bronze and six inches or less in height. Instructor: Bruce Lindsay. $245 Members; $265 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. AW
GFS PRESENTS: SŌ PERCUSSION Friday, May 16, 8pm Sō Percussion has redefined modern percussion, starting as an ensemble of Yale School of Music graduate students and now pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture. Previous collaborations include work with Wham City shaman Dan Deacon, legendary drummer Bobby Previte, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and a 2011 invitation to open one of The National’s sold-out shows. Praised by The New Yorker for
their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” Sō’s adventurous spirit is influenced by composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, and by pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion. Don’t miss this exciting musical experience! More information can be found at sopercussion.com. $30 Members; $35 non-Members; $37 Day of Show. Advance ticket purchase includes admission to the park. Advance purchase closes 5/15. To purchase, call (609) 586-0616 or visit our website to buy online!
OTHER PrOGraMs THIS MONTH
MOONLIGHT TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Wednesday, May 14. Dinner at 6:30pm; Tour at 9pm. See page 9 for more info.
SEWARD JOHNSON: THE RESTROSPECTIVE – BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR WITH THE ARTIST Tuesdays, May 6 OR May 13. See page 6 for more info. IMPRESSIONISM DROP-IN TOURS Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1pm. See page 10 for more info. WELLNESS WALKS/WELLNESS TALKS May 8, 9:30am. See page 9 for more info. TOTS ON TOUR! Saturday, May 10, 11am and 1pm. See page 9 for more info. FW
INSIDERS’ WALKING TOUR WITH STAFF FROM THE SCULPTURE FOUNDATION Saturday, May 10, 1pm. See page 10 for more info.
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES AT TOAD HALL SHOP & GALLERY May 16, 5:30pm. See page 29 for more info. FOUNDER’S VISION WALKING TOUR WITH BRUCE DANIELS Saturday, May 17, 11am and 2pm. See page 10 for more info. ATELIER TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Wednesday, May 21, 5:30pm. See page 9 for more info. WELLNESS WALKS/WELLNESS TALKS May 22, 9:30am. See page 9 for more info. FIFTH ANNUAL WILD MUSHROOM & BURGUNDY DINNER Thursday, May 22, 6pm. See page 29 for more info.
SCREENINGS OF ARTIST VIDEOS FROM THE GFS ARCHIVES Tuesdays – Fridays in June Grounds For Sculpture has been open as a museum for more than twenty years and has hosted many compelling artist discussions in its history. During the month of June, stop in for screenings of excerpts from the video archives showing artist lectures, presentations, and gallery talks. Don’t miss this rarely seen archival footage! For a listing of included artists, please check our website after May 1.
THE PRINCETON FESTIVAL PREVIEW Sunday, June 1, 2pm Free with park admission Don’t miss this annual event as The Princeton Festival presents a preview of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess with a wonderful roster of emerging artists. Selections from the opera will include popular selections such as Summertime, I Got Plenty O’ Nutting, It Ain’t Necessarily So, and much more!
Photo by Diane Bladecki
ANNIVERSARY ARTS PARTY Sunday, June 8, 11am – 4pm Free with park admission It’s Grounds for sculpture’s birthday and you’re invited! There’ll be musical performances throughout the day, free ice cream and cake, and an opportunity to visit the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s innovative Mobile Museum. To honor Seward Johnson, his current retrospective, and his 2014 NJ Hall of Fame induction, there will be exclusive tours of his works in the park and special Seward Johnson-artwork themed workshops for families. Don’t miss this annual blowout!!! For more detailed information, please check our website after May 1. COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES: WORKING CLASS HUSSYS Friday, June 13, 7:30pm Working Class Hussys is a rock band with a southern sound. This New Jersey-based band brings roots and classic rock, a dash of Broadway drama, and a blend of wit and poignancy to their Alt-Rock vibe. Sometimes called whimsical or quirky, they’ve been described by Music Emission as “Lynyrd Skynyrd meets The Beatles meets Pearl Jam meets Beck meets The Doors.” Don’t miss this one-night engagement with a local Jersey treasure. For more information, please visit workingclasshussys.com. All tickets: $15. Advance purchase includes park admission. $18 day of the show, includes park admission after 5pm. Advance purchase closes 6/12. To purchase, call (609) 586-0616 or visit our website to buy online!
OTHER PrOGraMs THIS MONTH
FATHER’S DAY BBQ Sunday, June 15, 12–4pm Grab a beer and join us in the Acer Courtyard for some all American favorites straight from the grill to help celebrate Dad’s special day.
GFS EVOLUTION DROP-IN TOURS Saturdays and Sundays in June at 1pm. See page 10 for more info. MOONLIGHT TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Tuesday, June 10. Dinner at 6:30pm; Tour at 9pm. See page 9 for more info.
COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES: THE PAUL PLUMERI BLUES BAND Friday, June 27, 7:30pm One part technician, one part poet, and one part guitar craftsman, Paul Plumeri has been playing his own style of blues in and around Trenton and eastern Pennsylvania clubs for more than three decades. And naturally, since this local legend does things his own way, his style is distinctive. Experience this dynamic performer in Grounds For Sculpture’s unique setting! All tickets: $15 in advance, includes park admission. $18 day of the show, includes park admission after 5pm. Advance purchase closes 6/26. To purchase, call (609) 586-0616 or visit our website to buy online!
WELLNESS WALKS/WELLNESS TALKS June 12, 9:30am. See page 9 for more info. WEYERBACHER BEER DINNER Thursday, June 12, 6pm. See page 29 for more info. TOTS ON TOUR! Saturday, June 14, 11am and 1pm. See page 9 or more info. FW
E. CALDER POWEL ART SALON Thursday, June 19, 11am – 2pm. See page 8 for more info.
A POETS’ INVITATIONAL Sunday, June 29, 2pm Free with park admission Calling all poets, writers, musicians or any combination of the above. Now is your chance to shine. Come debut your newest work at GFS during one of the most popular events of the season. Read and perform to welcoming ears. Then hear what friendly peers have to say! Reading spaces are limited; to reserve your place, call (609) 586-0616. Registered poets receive free admission to the park the day of the event.
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES AT TOAD HALL SHOP & GALLERY June 20, 5:30pm. See page 29 for more info. WELLNESS WALKS/WELLNESS TALKS June 26. See page 9 for more info.
COMING NEXT SEASON! Don’t miss an exclusively themed “Ekphrastic” Poets’ Invitational this August inspired by the work of GFS founder, Seward Johnson – complete with a commemorative booklet! Our poetic community will be asked to submit their creations for a juried competition with the chosen works being featured in our commemorative booklet. The poets will then be asked to share their work during our next Poets’ Invitational installment. Please check our website after 6/1 for more information.
rat’s rEstaurant EVENTS
Photo by David W. Steele
HAPPY HOUR FRIDAYS January and February What could make happy hour even happier? Free hors d’oeuvres! Come to Rat’s happy hour Fridays in January and February and along with our great drink specials you can treat yourself to some great food. 4PM to 7PM, starting Friday, January 10. WINE & YOGA NIGHT Mondays, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 6–8pm Come join us for eight fun evenings of yoga and wine. Stretch, laugh, and inspire your way into a relaxed state then top it off with wine! Our sommelier will take care of the wine while you let the stress fall away. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Classes are $40/each and include wine. 10% discount on a four-pack of classes. Instructor: Lindsey Coolidge, Dhyan Yoga. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 584-7800 for reservations.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH Wednesday, January 1, 11am–3pm Start your year out right by treating yourself to the famous Rat’s brunch buffet, featuring decadent hot breakfast and lunch favorites, perfectly composed salads, house-made charcuterie, the freshest iced seafood, plus carving and omelet stations. $49 for adults plus tax and service, $18 for children ages 5-12, 5 and under no charge. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 584-7800 for reservations.
CREATING A FOUR-COURSE DINNER Track One (Mondays) January 6, 13, 20, 27, 6pm Track Two (Tuesdays) January 7, 14, 21, 28, 6pm Learn to prepare a four-course menu. Each week will be dedicated to a different course. Rat’s resident wine expert, Nick Boyle, will present wine and beverage pairings and tastings for your meal. Tuition for each four-week session is $340 per student, must be pre-paid, and is non-refundable.
MACALLAN SINGLE MALT SCOTCH DINNER Thursday, February 6, 6pm Come in from the cold, warm your heart, and delight your taste buds with a five-course dinner featuring hearty winter fare. Each course will be paired with some of the finest single malt Scotch offerings from The Macallan, one of the oldest and most awardwinning distilleries in all of Scotland. For information, pricing and reservations please call (609) 584-7800.
COOKING CLASS - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES Track One (Mondays) February 3, 10, 17, 24, 6pm Track Two (Tuesdays) February 4, 11, 18, 25, 6pm For those with advanced culinary knowledge and skills, this four-week course will emphasize fabrication, butchering, saucemaking, and presentation and will be led by the Rat’s culinary team. Tuition is $375 per student, must be pre-paid, and is nonrefundable. Students must select the Monday or Tuesday track. Because of the high demand for these classes, students may only sign up for one track. Class size is limited to 12 students. Please call (609) 584-7800 to reserve your space.
CLUB RAT’S Saturday, February 22 Calling all party people! We’re turning up the heat with Club Rat’s, a one night only pop-up club. Doors open at 10pm for dancing and cocktails in the lounge and pavilion. Groove to the nonstop beats of our DJ and enjoy drink specials ‘til 2am. No cover charge.
rat’s restaurant EVENTS WILD GAME DINNER Thursday, March 20 Prepare for a “wild” night of food and drink as the Rat’s culinary team returns from safari with an assortment of exotic game and tantalizing preparations. Our sommelier will tame the beast in you with his array of wine and spirits paired with each course. For information, pricing, and reservations please call (609)584-7800. MARCH PRIX-FIXE LUNCH AND DINNER Tuesday - Friday in March Lunch “Two for $20”; Dinner “Three for $39” For Lunch Tuesday through Friday enjoy our featured items from the à la carte menu as a two-course prix-fixe for $20, appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert. For dinner from 5pm to 7pm enjoy selections from the dinner menu as a three course prix-fixe for only $39. Also, for lunch and dinner select a fine bottle of wine from our half-price wine list. COMEDY NIGHT Friday, March 7, 8:30pm Local comic celebrity Helene Angley returns with a talented line up of well-seasoned comics who have shined on television and on stages throughout the tri-state area. A night of fun for adults only (21+). Advance ticked (by March 6) $25; $30 at the door. Seating is limited and these shows sell out. Dine à la carte at Rat’s prior to the show and receive 20% off the food portion of your dinner (beverages not included). Advanced purchases of tickets are non-refundable. For information, pricing and reservations please call (609) 584-7800. CELEBRATE “PI” Wednesday, March 12 through Friday, March 14 Albert Einstein was born on March 14th ... 3.14 ... the numeric equivalent of pi! Come to Rat’s March 12, 13, and 14th and honor Einstein’s birthday with $3.14 drinks and $3.14 appetizer specials offered during lunch and dinner.
SAKÉ WINE DINNER Thursday, April 10, 6pm Our own sommelier Nick Boyle will introduce you to some of the finest sake from Japan. (This is definitely not the hot sake in Sushi bars!) Chefs and somms alike are falling in love with the exquisite qualities of sake and their fantastic food pairing potential. The Rat’s culinary team will prepare an intricate spring-influenced fivecourse tasting menu to pair with the complexity of each saké. For information, pricing, and reservations please call (609) 584-7800. FIFTH ANNUAL WILD MUSHROOM & BURGUNDY DINNER Thursday, May 22, 6pm This is by far our most popular wine dinner. Spring is for wild mushrooms. Match them with the great wines of Burgundy and you have the perfect marriage. Please join us for this extremely special evening of fine wine and exquisite cuisine featuring the finest pairings of exotic and local wild mushrooms and the great wines of Burgundy, France. For information, pricing, and reservations please call (609) 584-7800. WEYERBACHER BEER DINNER Thursday, June 12, 6pm Join the Rat’s culinary team as they prepare a rich and boldly flavored five-course dinner to pair with the full-bodied beers of Pennsylvania’s esteemed Weyerbacher Brewing Company. Now this is the way to spend your summer! For information, pricing, and reservations please call (609) 584-7800.
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES At Toad Hall Shop & Gallery January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20 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.
Jan. 17: Bourbons and Ryes Feb. 21: Big, Bold, and Burly Wines March 21: “Saké to me!” April 18: Burgundy Demystified May 16: The American Craft Beer Revolution June 20: How to Make the Perfect Cocktail
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If you love Grounds For Sculpture, there’s lots of ways to get involved. And as a not-for-profit organization, each one is incredibly important to our sustainability.
JOIn: Our members receive special discounts on everything from shopping and dining to classes and more, exclusive invitations to exhibition openings, and free admission to the park year-round…just for starters. To become a GFS member or for more information about the many benefits of membership, contact our Director of Membership at (609) 689-1089. We offer corporate memberships too!
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VOluntEEr: Our volunteer program is an enriching and fun way to spend free time. We cherish—and rely on—the invaluable time our volunteers contribute. To volunteer at GFS or for more information about how you can donate your time, contact our Manager of Volunteer Services at (609) 586-0616, x. 247. DOnatE: GFS is a not-for-profit self-sustaining organization that relies on the generosity of those who believe, as we do, that art belongs in the lives of everyone. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift. Whether you make a one-time donation, provide steady and reliable support through a monthly pledge, or are including GFS in your estate planning, your contribution will help us keep the park thriving for years to come. To make a gift or for more information, contact our Director of Development at (609) 586-0616, x. 233. Corporate sponsorship and memorial opportunities are also available.
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Photo by Marisa Rebecca for dmhphotographer.com
Programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Johnson Arts and Education Foundation, and many others. All artworks pictured in this guide are courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. or the artist, unless otherwise noted.
American Express Bay Branch Foundation Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Johnson Art and Education Foundation Karma Foundation Marriott Princeton at Forrestal McGraw-Hill Companies National Endowment for the Arts New Jersey Cultural Trust New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism New Jersey State Council on the Arts Pheasant Hill Foundation Provident Foundation The Raymond C. & Anna T. Johnson Foundation Rita Allen Foundation Springpoint Foundation
Our work is made possible through the generosity of the following corporations, foundations, and agencies:
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