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DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Welcome to Grounds For Sculpture, a world of artistic wonder and natural beauty bursting with creativity and magical charm. In the fullness of summer it sizzles; in the ripeness of autumn it glows, and no matter when you come, you’re bound to find something that surprises, something that touches your heart, and something you’ll remember forever. As always this season contains a rich and expanding mixture of sights, sounds, and activities both familiar and new. And the park continues to grow in what it has to offer you. We’re open later on Fridays and Saturdays this summer…till 10pm… so is Toad Hall through autumn. We’re building more culinary delights and entertainment down at the Gazebo. All five of our galleries hold fascinating exhibitions and new ones in the Museum, Domestic Arts Building, The Seward Johnson Center for the Arts and out in The Meadow will open in October. The four hedgerooms off the new East Gallery have been redesigned and re-populated with great works from the collection. The Epicurean Palette will be more splendid than ever. And throughout the coming months, new and fun programs like…a troupe of renaissance dancers, a Mad Hatter Tea Party, a Honey Harvest, and Tom Paxton in concert...will delight and join old favorites like…..our Summer Social, MM2 Dance, early music and storytelling festivals, pumpkin carving, and the annual GFS Iron Pour. All this will culminate right after Thanksgiving with the fabulous Lights On Weekend to kick-off three months of Winter Wonders at GFS. But it’s hot out and the pool is open. So dive into this event guide and find all the ways we beckon you to come sip on summer and feast on fall at Grounds For Sculpture.

BET YOU’VE NOTICED HOW WE’VE GROWN …new property, galleries, sculptures, winter programs…more ways to share the beguiling magic of this special place. Bet you’ve noticed how GFS is everywhere, in print, on air, the web, billboards, train stations…even Times Square. It’s working. Record numbers are coming to the park, to Rat’s, concerts, and workshops. And more people are becoming members and making taxdeductible contributions. We are deeply grateful! Your support is more important now than ever because our goal as an independent nonprofit organization is self-sustainability… and soon. We’re making great progress, but have a ways to go. We’re right now in a strategic planning process to chart our future, a future that must include you and many others to help us reach our goal. So thank you for all your love and support, and please be ready to help Grounds For Sculpture keep making its magic for decades to come. Ming Fay, Canutopia (partial view), 2012, multi-media site-specific installation in the East Gallery. Photos by Marisa Rebecca for

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 parklands 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. 1 COVER: James Surls, Standing Vase with Five Flowers, 2005, bronze and stainless steel, 15 x 7 x 7 feet: Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by Zach Teris for


Open year-round Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm, closed Mondays. June 1 through Labor Day the park stays open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. GFS reserves the right to close to the public for special events throughout the year.

ADMISSION Members Adults (18–64) Seniors (65+) Students (6–17) Children (5 >)


Phone: (609) 586-0616


Free $12* $10* $8* Free

*Fridays & Saturdays thru Labor Day, $6 after 6pm


Conveniently located in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, just minutes from Princeton and Rte 295, Grounds For Sculpture is easily reached by major state and interstate roads and by rail and bus and has ample free parking. Use 126 Sculptor’s Way, Hamilton NJ 08619 to find us using a GPS or Google Maps/ Mapquest. For detailed directions visit our website.


Experience Grounds For Sculpture to the very fullest by becoming a Member. Along with free admission for you (and guests depending on the membership) you’ll receive exclusive invitations to exhibition openings, be the first to learn about new programs, classes, tours and special events and receive advance ticketing opportunities and discounts on dining, shopping and class registrations. For more information, call the Membership office at (609) 689-1089, go to the Visitor Center, or visit

Join us for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch featuring delicious country French cuisine. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and extraordinary wines as well. For reservations call (609) 584-7800. Lunch: Tuesday–Saturday 11:30am–3:30pm Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday 5pm–9pm Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday 4–7pm Sunday Brunch: 11am –3pm Sunday Lunch: 11am–5:30pm Closed Mondays and most major holidays Telephone: (609) 584-7800 Rat’s is available for private functions every day of the week. Contact Christopher Carrell for more info at PLEASE NOTE: Guests at Rat’s may enter the park for admission fees that are reduced after 6pm and for those who hold private events. Visit the Dining section at groundsforsculpture. org for more information.


Located in the park in the Domestic Arts Building, the café serves freshly made sandwiches, salads, paninis, pizza, homemade desserts, snacks, and cold beverages including beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Tuesday–Friday: 10am–4pm Saturday–Sunday: 11am–5pm Happy Hour in the Courtyard: Saturday 3–5pm Telephone: (609) 586-0616 x 111


The Gazebo, by the Lotus Pond, serves snacks, light fare, frozen smoothies, ices and beverages including wine and beer. Open seasonally through the end of October, weather-permitting. Friday–Sunday: 12pm–4pm

ACCESSIBILITY Grounds For Sculpture is a leader in designing its facilities and programs to serve persons with disabilities. The Domestic Arts Building is fully accessibleA as is the Visitor’s Center and the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts. The Museum Building, fully accessible on the first floor, has a specially designed digital slideshow featuring artwork on its mezzanine level. Large print editions of information and brochures are available in all three buildings. Special vehicles are available to assist persons who have mobility impairments with two weeks advance notice. Touch tours for the visually impaired may be arranged with advance reservations.

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The Meadow beckons you to its second major exhibition, this time a sumptuous feast and fantastical tapestry of “mythic” proportion. First we present THRE3 featuring the large steel sculptures of Bernar Venet, the industrial, but metaphorical metal forms of Patrick Strzelec, and the whimsical but thought-provoking images of “Punch” by Robert Taplin. Now reach further back in time for Mythos, an exhibition revealing the explorations by seven artists into the imagination and mythmaking of humanity to explain our universe, condition, and plight, including works by Dana Stewart, Michele Oka Doner, Nina Levy, and Marshall Pels, as well as two models in the Museum by Athena Tacha and Bruce Lindsay, and Carlos Dorian’s Nine Muses in the Park. THRE3 and Mythos open October 20 and remain on exhibition through summer 2013.

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Beginning June 1, we’ll be open ‘til 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, all the way through Labor Day Weekend—and we’ve got a special summertime evening price: come in after 6pm and pay just $6 (gates will close at 9:00pm). Experience the magic of the park at twilight with so many of its sculptures lit for dramatic effect. Enjoy after dinner coffees, drinks, and special treats at the Gazebo. Also, for the exclusive benefit of dinner guests at Rat’s, we will extend shopping hours at Toad Hall Shop and Gallery to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Please note that entry after 6pm is for the park only and does not include the galleries or any concerts for which tickets must be purchased. But if you purchase your concert tickets in advance, you avoid paying park admission altogether.

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Did you know that Grounds For Sculpture is a nonprofit organization? We rely on generous individuals and organizations to make everything we do possible. Please consider making a tax deductible gift so we can continue to bring you and tens of thousands like you the very best artistic and educational experiences and help ensure that art makes a positive and lasting difference in the lives of everyone. Visit to make your contribution.

Our volunteers make a profound and much appreciated contribution to our daily operations and the enjoyment of our visitors. You too can gain rewarding experience and personal fulfillment working with us here at Grounds For Sculpture. You’ll receive specialized training and experience in the museum field and help our patrons discover the joys of art and nature. Visit groundsforsculpture. org to find out how you can become involved. Beverly Pepper, Split Ritual II, 1992, cast ductile iron, 120 x 96 x 96 inches: Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by David W. Steele.



ART SALONS Come be part of intimate art salons, relaxed and stimulating opportunities to share ideas and fine food at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS and other amazing artists and a group of your fellow patrons of the arts. Participants must be 21. Seating is limited, and these exclusives sell out. Call (609) 586-0616 to register.

ALICE AYCOCK: Whirls and Twirls Wednesday, October 17, 11am–2pm Lunch with Alice Aycock and expand your artistic horizons. Ms. Aycock specializes in large-scale, architecturally inspired work that explores systems of explaining order in the world. She is especially interested in historical systems possessing elements of magic or the miraculous and uses these as inspiration for her massive undulating constructions. $50 Members; $60 non-Members. Price includes lunch and a glass of wine. This event is sponsored by R&RMARKETING NEW JERSEY’S PREMIER WINE & SPIRITS WHOLESALER

THE PRESTIGIOUS 12TH ANNUAL EPICUREAN PALETTE Sunday, September 30, 1–4pm The premier food and wine event of our region! Epicurean Palette is an exquisite treat beyond your wildest dreams, a gala celebration of fine food and wine that helps support Grounds For Sculpture. Spend a glorious afternoon strolling the park with friends to sample extraordinary cuisine from 25 of the most talented chefs in the tri-state region as well as refreshment from the very finest of beverage purveyors, all just waiting to pour you a glass of wine and spirits. Our Acer Courtyard transforms into a festive beer garden with a dazzling array of handcrafted brews. And this year we welcome area chocolatiers to bring sweet magic to it all. Don’t miss the silent auction with its must-have art, travel packages, event tickets, jewelry, and more! Make the day even more extraordinary with a VIP ticket to take a private tour of Seward Johnson’s studio; relax in the VIP lounge, and receive special treats! Tickets go on sale July 13. $99 Members; $120 non-Members. For VIP tickets and additional information call (609) 586-0616 after June 13 or visit Photo by Andrew Wilkinson

GLORIA VANDERBILT: Gift of the Swan Wednesday, November 7, 11am–2pm Meet the legendary Gloria Vanderbilt in a very special salon dedicated to the many expressions of this modern Renaissance woman. An award-winning artist in fields of fashion and the visual, performing, and literary arts, Ms. Vanderbilt will speak about her artistic endeavors, especially her creation of Heart’s Desire, the psychologically intricate sculpture deep inside GFS’s Forest of the Subconscious. $150 Members; $175 Non-members. Price includes lunch and a glass of wine. This event is sponsored by  

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS MING FAY: Canutopia (thru February, 2013) The inaugural installation in our new 7,500 sq. ft. East Gallery features Ming Fay’s Canutopia, a lush and colorful playground for the senses—a one-of-a-kind botanical utopia filled with fantastic oversized plants, seeds, and vines that burst with colors you can almost taste. SHARON ENGELSTEIN: True or False (thru October 8) In the Museum, experience Sharon Engelstein’s enormous, brightly colored, airinflated sculptures, evocative organic forms made with the help of computer software, industrial nylon and her sewing machine. WILLIE COLE: E Pluribus Unum (thru September 23) On the ground floor of the Domestic Arts Building, view work by internationally renowned NJ artist Willie Cole who transforms discarded consumer items into provocative, sometimes humorous works that are deeply layered with cultural and spiritual meaning. MARILYN KEATING: Natural Curiosities (thru September 23) On the mezzanine of the Domestic Arts Building, another NJ artist, Marilyn Keating, brings her delightful folk art styling to playful works born of childhood memories and observations of nature and everyday life in her tiny urban backyard. STEVE TOBIN: Aerial Roots (thru July 31) Catch the final days of the year-long exhibition of Steve Tobin’s monumental steel creations, Aerial Roots, in The Meadow, our 7-acre, outdoor sculpture gallery. Images from top to bottom: Ming Fay, Canutopia (partial view), 2012, multi-media site-specific installation in the East Gallery; Sharon Engelstein, Seeker, 2012, fabric and forced air, 181 x 109 x 196 inches; Willie Cole, E Pluribus Unum (partial view), 2012, clear plastic bottles, printed images on clear acrylic film, plastic beads and filament, mesh screen, 84 x 84 x 84 inches; Marilyn Keating, Peaceable Kingdom, 2000, ferroconcrete, foam, wire mesh, ceramic mosaic. All works loaned courtesy of the Artists. Photos by Marisa Rebecca for

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OPENING OCTOBER 20 ROBERT TAPLIN: Heaven, Hell, and the Life of Punch. In the Museum, experience three distinctive and deeply compelling installations by figurative sculptor Robert Taplin, each of which brim with references to contemporary life but are seen through the lens of ancient Roman creation mythology, Dante’s Inferno, or the 17th century Italian trickster Punch. Stunning imagery and brilliant commentary abound in this unique exhibition! ISC 14TH ANNUAL OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE EXHIBITION On the ground floor of the Domestic Arts Building, come glimpse the future of contemporary sculpture as some of the most talented sculpture students, selected from more than 430 domestic and international art programs, exhibit their award-winning work in the 14th consecutive International Sculpture Center & GFS collaborative exhibition. MARK PARSONS: Mapping Memories Artist-in-Residence Project. This complex installation on the Mezzanine of the Domestic Arts Building is part of the 2012 residency of artist Mark Parsons and conveys the full story of the concept, process, and fabrication of environment artwork that will be transferred to the grounds where nature will then transform it. The large, vibrant handmade paper sculpture, created by the artist and the GFS community, is surrounded by photos, videos, recorded interviews, and related works. In all, a fascinating insight to both process and product. Funded in part by Provident Bank Foundation. Top: Robert Taplin, The Five Outer Planets (detail of Jupiter, 140 x 114 x 96 inches), 20012004, reinforced gypsum, fiberglass, electric lighting: Courtesy of the Artist. Bottom: Mark Parsons, study for GFS community sculpture project, 2012, handmade paper and drawing. Courtesy of the Artist.

IN OUR EDUCATION GALLERY MEMBERS’ MUSINGS July 7–August 12 This 3rd annual exhibition features artwork created by GFS members who, in addition to supporting the arts (and GFS), are also gifted artists. This diverse showcase is always a tantalizing eyeopener. THE A-TEAM: GROUNDED IN ART August 25–October 14 View the intense and poignant works created by members of the A-TEAM Artists of Trenton, an artist cooperative based at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) that studies and practices weekly. These selftaught artists work in a wide variety of media and have powerful messages to deliver. COLOR OF ART: CREATIONS FROM THE LOWER MERION COUNTY VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER November 3–December 16 This exhibition features sculpture, paintings, and ceramics by developmentally challenged participants in the Lower Merion Vocational Training Center’s art program. Vibrantly colored 2- and 3-dimensional pieces showcase both artistic quality and uniquely abled perspectives. EXHIBITING ARTIST LECTURES Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Call (609) 586-0616 to reserve your seat. MING FAY Saturday, September 22, 1pm Ming Fay, master creator of Canutopia and art professor at William Patterson University, is a gifted lecturer. Colorfully unconventional, he shares tales of exotic spice shops, the sexuality of fruit, and how these and other fascinations inspire his artistic journey and creative process. $5 per person. MARK PARSONS Saturday, October 27, 1pm Join our 2012 Artist in Residence as he speaks about the inspiration for his work and the process of creating the sculpture as a community undertaking. $5 per person.

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Grounds For Sculpture annually conducts over 500 tours led by highly skilled, 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 group tours are free Tuesday-Friday with advance reservation. Special group tours can be scheduled for a modest fee and tour groups of 15 or more paid for in advance receive a discount. You can also “tour yourself� using our Site Map, Tree Tour brochure, and the Grounds For Sculpture App for smart phones. Free Touch Tours for the visually impaired are also provided with advance reservation. To schedule group tours call (609) 586-0616.

Have mobility impairments?

Call two weeks in advance to schedule your free golf cart tour: (609) 586-0616. Availability is limited.

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TOTS ON TOUR! FW Hands-on Workshops for 3–5 year olds Saturdays at 11am and 1pm July 28, Aug 11, Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 17 Free with park admission Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art. Lessons and themes change monthly. Children (ages 3-5 only) must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; Firstcome, first-serve. Meets in the Visitor’s Center. Rain or shine! Instructor: Joslyn Johnson. MOONLIGHT TOURS & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Tuesdays beginning at 7pm July 10, Aug 1, Sept 4, Oct 2, Oct 30 Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner from Rat’s Restaurant at 7pm. Then, your docent-led tour, timed closely with the full moon, begins at 9pm and showcases sculptures especially lit to show off their brilliance in the dark. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Reservations are required and space is limited. To register, call (609) 586-0616. $65 Members; $75 non-Members. (price includes tax and gratuity–beverages not included). ATELIER TOUR Wednesdays at 5:30pm July 11, Sept 12, Nov 14 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 John Lash. Then dine at Rat’s and enjoy a specially priced, three-course meal. Dinner reservations are required and may be made by calling Rat’s at (609) 584-7800. To register for the tour, call (609) 586-0616. $20 Members; $30 non-Members. GFS CURATOR’S EXHIBITION TOUR Saturday, November 10, 1pm Ever wonder what inspired the artist or what a particular piece may mean? In this friendly and fascinating guided tour, Virginia Oberlin Steel, GFS’s Curator of Museum Exhibitions, will help make our Fall/Winter indoor exhibitions come alive just for you. Space is limited. To register, call (609) 586-0616, Tues–Sun, 10am-6pm. $15 Members; $20 non-Members. Left: Strong-Cuevas, Two Face Telescope, 1990, fabricated aluminum,168 x144 x 72 inches: Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by Zach Teris for Right: View of the South Fields, Mark di Suvero sculptures. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson. ©Storm King Art Center.


F A L L FIELD TRIPS Exclusively for members and volunteers!

STORM KING (MOUNTAINVILLE, NY) September 20, 2012 Storm King Art Center is one of the most expansive, most pleasing, and most visited sculpture parks in the world. Nestled in the lush green glades and rolling acres of the Hudson Valley, Storm King features more than one hundred sculptures by renowned artists who focus on the integration of art and environment. Check the GFS website for more information after July 15. More info at SHOFUSO JAPANESE TEA HOUSE (PHILADELPHIA, PA) October 9, 2012 The exquisite Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Participants will receive a guided tour of the house with its Hiroshi Senju murals, gardens, and magnificent Koi pond, and then participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Not wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $60/person, which includes transportation. For reservations, call (609) 586-0616. More information at

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.

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Christine Havrilla

SUMMER PHOTOWALK AW Thursday, July 12, 10am–1pm Join nationally acclaimed photographer Michael S. Miller of Visions Photographic Workshops for a photo walk around Grounds For Sculpture’s 42 gorgeous acres. Miller will guide your photographic journey with pointers on composition and perspective and help you hone your photography skills to get the shot you want. A digital point and shoot camera or digital SLR camera is required. Rain or shine–in case of inclement weather, students will photo-walk in our indoor galleries. $45 Members; $60 non-Members.

CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & GYPSY FUZZ Friday, July 13, 7:30pm Portland-based, Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla is bringing her “smart tunes” to audiences across the country on tour with her new band, Gypsy Fuzz. The next stop is GFS for a night of soft but gritty vocals and insightful lyrics. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening to catch a rising star! Named “One of the Top Ten Indie Artists” by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “[Havrilla’s] songs are intelligent and moving; the arrangements are incisive and colorful.” For more info on this artist, visit or All tickets: $12. Purchase in advance to avoid a park admission fee. Call (609) 586-0616 Tues–Sun, 10am–6pm. Advance purchase closes 7/12, 5pm.

THIS PAGE: Seward Johnson, The Eye of the Beholder (partial view, sepia photo), 1997, painted, cast bronze, 1/8, 70 x 190 x 126 inches: Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by by Michael S Miller. NEXT PAGE: Seward Johnson, Were You Invited? (partial view), 2001, cast, painted bronze and aluminum, 1/8, 132 x 288 x 204 inches: Courtesy of the Sculpture Foundation, Inc., Photo by David W. Steele

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Now open ‘til 10pm Fridays and Saturdays thru Labor Day!

BASTILLE DAY Saturday, July 14, 1–4pm Vive la France! Come celebrate Bastille Day GFS-style with special tours of sculpture inspired by French Impressionists, while la musique of France floats throughout the park. Enjoy an assortment of wines and a Provencal picnic basket filled with delectable meats, cheeses and French bread from The Peacock Café. For the young at heart, a GFS face painting artiste will give you a faux mustache! Kids can build an Eiffel Tower from wire in a workshop just for them. Join in a family workshop using pastels to paint like an Impressionist. Weather permitting, participants will work en plein air (outdoors) just as Monet did in France! And there’s sure to be more pour vouz. Wear a beret and receive half price admission! And there’s more. At Rat’s Restaurant, the celebration continues! Chef Shane Cash will serve a delectable, traditional Bastille Day dinner, and the party will continue with live entertainment and dancing in the Pavilion. For picnic baskets advance reservations are recommended. Call The Peacock Café at (609) 586-0616 ext. 111. For Rat’s information, pricing and reservations, please call (609) 584-7800.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN THE AW STYLE OF FAMOUS ARTISTS Saturdays: 10am–1pm Flight I: July 14, 21, 28 Flight 2: September 8, 15, 22 Learn to paint landscapes in the style of famous artists! In these 3-session workshops, students, using our sculpture garden for inspiration, will learn techniques and tips in basic color mixing and brushwork to create works in the style of great artists. Flight 1 will focus on Monet, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Flight 2 will focus on Klimt, Picasso, and Dream Imagery artists. This class is ideal for a beginner interested in learning different painting styles and techniques and imagining GFS as famous artists might have. Registration fee includes all art materials. Choose either or both flights. Instructor: Kathryn Sclavi. Flights 1 OR 2: $125 Members; $150 non-Members. Sign up for both and save $25!: $225 Members; $275 non-Members. COMMUNAL DRAWING WORKSHOP Session 1: Friday, July 20, 1–3pm Session 2: Saturday, July 21, 1–3pm Join GFS Artist-in-Residence Mark Parsons for a handson learning experience in how the human mind connects meaning and memory to place and contribute to the communal Artist-in-Residence project at the same time. Attend one session or both! Parsons will inspire you to draw the spaces and places from your life, such as your backyard or grandparents’ home, or other meaningful place. This is a great experience for any age group: adults, teens, or children 7+ with adult assistance. Then return in October to see your drawings incorporated into Mark’s sculpture on exhibit in the Domestic Arts Building! Free with park admission. Space is limited, pre-registration required. To register, please call (609) 586-0616 Tues.-Sun., 10am-6pm.

Communal drawing workshop conducted by artist Mark Parsons.


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CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD ANIMUS Friday, July 27, 7:30pm Back by popular demand! Animus pushes boundaries with their Eastern Mediterranean world fusion music and dance. Blending sounds from around the globe, their unorthodox instrumentation and original compositions excite mind, body, and soul with an endless variety of grooves and tribal rhythms that melt into spontaneous, passionate improvisation. For more information on this artist, visit All tickets: $12. Purchase in advance to avoid a park admission fee. Call (609) 586-0616 Tues–Sun, 10am–6pm. Advance purchase closes 7/26, 5pm.

HERBERTSVILLE HONEY HARVEST Saturday, July 28, 11am Free with park admission Yet another favorite comes back! Join the award-winning beekeepers of Herbertsville Honey as they extract honey from a hive at GFS! For a wee bee fee, you too will be able to jar your own honey to take home. The family owned business provides central New Jersey with delicious raw honey and handcrafted hive-related products, available for purchase at our honey harvest event. Photo by Zach Teris for

SUMMER FARE 4TH OF JULY BBQ Wednesday, July 4, 12–4pm Celebrate your Independence Day at the Peacock Café with a BBQ featuring made-to-order cheeseburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and lots of other 4th of July specials… fast becoming a summertime tradition at GFS! HAPPY HOUR IN THE COURTYARD! Saturdays, 3–5pm July, August, September Spend a wonderful Saturday afternoon relaxing under the cover of Japanese Maples in GFS’s Acer Courtyard, alongside the Peacock Café, during our Happy Hour in the Courtyard. Enjoy a cold beer, a glass of wine or signature cocktail. Weather permitting. Photo by John Robson

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FROM RAT’S RESTAURANT 4TH ANNUAL CLAM BAKE Friday, July 20, Reservations begin 5:30pm Kick back with an ice cold beer! Sway to the sounds of surfer music! Dive into your own steamed lobster! It’s our annual Rat’s Restaurant Clam Bake! Dig into clams, shrimp, mussels, chicken, sausages, and all the classic sides. Better reserve early for this extremely popular Down East feast! For info, pricing and reservations, call (609) 584-7800.

Now open ‘til 10pm Fridays and Saturdays thru Labor Day!

YOUNG ARTISTS WORKSHOPS Saturday, July 21 11am and 12:30pm


Join us for a day of funfilled children’s workshops!

Four different one-hour, hands-on workshops for the kids to make art inspired by our current exhibitions. $12 Members, $18 non-Members. Materials fee is per session, per child. Students who pre-register will receive free admission to Grounds For Sculpture the day of the workshop. To register in advance, please call (609) 586-0616.

Marilyn Keating, Cicada Kite (partial view), 2012, hand-colored linocut on Asian paper, bamboo, wood, string, 25 x 18 x 1 inches: Courtesy of the Artist.

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AGES 6-9 LET’S GO FLY A KITE WORKSHOP (11am) First they’ll explore Marilyn Keating’s wild and fanciful kites. Then they’ll assemble and embellish their own. Weather and time permitting, kids can test fly them out in the park. Instructor: Jo-Anne Madsen MOSAIC MADNESS WORKSHOP (12:30pm) Using Ming Fay’s Canutopia exhibition as inspiration, the children will explore mosaic techniques with materials like tile, spackle, beads, and found objects then turn their own organic designs into a unique mosaic to bring home. Instructor: Carolyn Kolste

TINY-TOPIA TERRARIUM WORKSHOP (11am) Let imagination run wild! After viewing Ming Fay’s Canutopia, your young artists will construct their own miniature sculptures using materials such as yarn, plaster, spray foam, and more to make an artistic tabletop environment. Instructor: Jennifer Korolenko SOLEPLATE PRINT WORKSHOP (12:30pm) Does your young artist have a burning desire to create? This workshop takes inspiration from Willie Cole’s technique of burning a hot iron on canvas to create fascinating patterns. But don’t worry, no hot irons here. Our young artists will design templates in the shape of iron soleplates and use them to create various tempera prints on paper. Instructor: April Zay

Wine Tasting at Toad Hall Shop & Gallery

THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES Friday July 13, August 10, September 21, October 19, November 16 at 5:30pm Join Alan Hallmark, Rat’s Restaurant’s resident wine expert 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. Alan’s friendly, relaxed approach to wine makes these highly spirited tastings both delightful and informative. All tastings take place at Toad Hall Shop & Gallery, located across the courtyard from Rat’s Restaurant. $10 per person, which will be applied toward your meal should you choose to dine at Rat’s following the tasting. Space is limited. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 584-7800 to reserve your spot. Photo by Marie Labbancz


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JULY Undiscovered Treasures in the South of France, From Languedoc to Provence AUGUST Down Under, Australia and New Zealand SEPTEMBER Spanish Wines–Some of the Best Food Wine in the World OCTOBER German Wines– The Labels are Confusing, But They’re Fun to Drink NOVEMBER Portugal and the Masters of the Blend Family workshop

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Saturday, August 4, 11am–4pm Free with park admission Celebrate summer, 50’s style! Grounds For Sculpture turns back the clock to the days of sock-hops, malt shops, and cruisin’. In workshops, parents and kids can learn to cut a rug, and then show off their swing’n style OR create a Pop Art print using templates and brightly colored paint OR construct their own Calder-like kinetic sculpture using wire, foam, and string. Rock around the clock to the music of the 50’s. Feast your eyes on an array of vintage 50’s and 60’s cruising cars displayed by Jersey Cruisin Classics of New Jersey. Share a malt or root beer float, and make your own sundae. Come dressed for the occasion. Visit Toad Hall and The Museum Shop for rolled back prices…20% off regularly priced merchandise!

Photo by Andrew Wilkinson

Photo by Andrew Wilkinson

Photo by Diane Bladecki

ISCONNECTS : “TRANSFORMATIVE VISION” Saturday, August 25th ISConnects is an exciting collaborative effort between the International Sculpture Center and other world-renowned organizations. Each ISConnects program features presenters that can include emerging and established artists, writers, academics and arts administrators, ISC Award winners, and other individuals with unique viewpoints on sculpture. “Transformative Vision,” a panel discussion moderated by Jon Lash of the Digital Atelier, will address how new technologies are changing traditional artist methodologies. Tour the Grounds For Sculpture and the Digital Atelier before the panel, and enjoy a reception afterwards. You may also take advantage of GFS’s later summer hours, and peruse the collection after the event. You may register for this event at

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Now open ‘til 10pm Fridays and Saturdays thru Labor Day!

THE AMERICAN TRAVELLING MORRICE Thursday, August 2, 2pm, Free with park admission “The What?” you ask. Yes, the American Travelling Morrice (ATM) and it will bring luck and prosperity to GFS! Morris Dancing is rooted in English medieval street theatre. For centuries, white-clad “Morris” men have performed intricate patterns of the dance–ringing bells, clashing sticks, and waving handkerchiefs–in time to lively folk tunes played on accordion, fiddle, pipes, and tabor. Directing it all with comical grace is the “Fool”, whose antics amuse onlookers and harass dancers. Since 1976, the ATM has offered these authentic presentations of the Ritual Dances of the English Cotswolds throughout the Northeast and across the pond in England. For more on this organization, please visit SHOE ASSEMBLAGE WORKSHOP Friday, August 10, 12–5pm Shoes??? You bet, but these boots weren’t made for walking! They’re made for making sculpture! Inspired by Willie Cole’s wild sculptures created from repurposed footwear (on exhibit in the Domestic Arts Building), in this fun workshop you will cut, sculpt, and construct a variety of shoes into a 3-dimensional assemblage. Shoes and materials will be provided at the workshop, but you can bring your own too. Instructor: Ruthann Perry $75 Members; $95 non-Members. AW

HANDMADE PAPER ORB WORKSHOP AW Saturdays: August 11 and 18, 10am–3pm Use the fun and quirky shapes of Sharon Engelstein’s inflatable sculptures (on exhibit in the Museum) as inspiration to create your own whimsical paper orbs. First, learn to make colorful handmade papers from natural fibers. Then, using various rotund objects as temporary bases, apply the paper to them to form a unique shape when it dries. The results will be lovely decorative paper orbs. Instructor: Kathleen Lang Metaxas $95 Members; $115 non-Members.

MM2 MODERN DANCE Sunday, August 12, 2pm Rain or shine! Free with park admission For the 9th consecutive year GFS is proud to present MM2 Modern Dance in an exclusive preview performance of its Philly Fringe Festival entry CONVERSATIONS, A Dialog in Movement. Ten dancer/choreographers will explore the interactive, spontaneous communication of gesture and word that occurs when two or more conversants are thrust into different settings and situations. This is how we work, bond, learn, and achieve, and MM2 will bring it all vividly to life in the unique setting of our sculpture park.

CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD EASTSIDE VIBE Friday, August 10, 7:30pm Over the years, Eastside Vibe (ESV) has created its own eclectic style of music that can only be categorized as one funky good time! Their danceable blend of R&B/Funk/ Pop is performed by some of the area’s most talented musicians, and they count among their influences such diverse artists as James Brown, Steely Dan, and Prince. With a complete package of percussion, vocals, guitars, and horns, ESV’s stellar harmonies offer one groove-filled number after the next! For more information on this artist, visit All tickets: $12. Purchase in advance to avoid a park admission fee. Call (609) 586-0616 Tues–Sun, 10am–6pm. Advance purchase closes 8/9, 5pm AW

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NEW YORK SONGWRITERS CIRCLE IN CONCERT Friday, August 17, 7:30pm Grounds For Sculpture is proud to present another perennial favorite, the famed New York Songwriters Circle in one of its very few appearances this side of the Hudson. Over the past 20+ years, under the direction of producer/ singer/songwriter Tina Shafer, the NYSC has become a legend in the West Village’s famed Bitter End. From its ranks have come the likes of Norah Jones, Lisa Loeb, and Gavin DeGraw. For this performance, the featured songwriters are Toby Lightman, Kevin Garrett, Monica Ott, Tina Shafer, Jim Gaven, and Charlotte Sometimes (finalist on this year’s The Voice). For more information on these artists and/or the NYSC, visit $15 Members; $20 Non-members. Purchase in advance to avoid a $6 park admission fee. Call (609) 586-0616 Tues– Sun, 10am–6pm. Advance purchase closes 8/16, 5pm.

Monica Ott

CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD GAS HOUSE GORILLAS Friday, August 24, 7:30pm This group of fearless, uninhibited performers often brings the audience into the show spurring fans to sing, dance, and get wild! The band’s broad range includes Jump Blues, Gypsy Swing, early Rock & Roll, Cajun music, and the occasional funk groove influenced by artists as diverse as Wynonie Harris, Groucho Marx, Sam Cooke, Fats Walker, and Albert King. For more information on this artist, visit All tickets: $12. Purchase in advance to avoid a park admission fee. Call (609) 586-0616 , Tues– Sun, 10am–6pm. Advance purchase ends 8/23, 5pm.

THE 2012 GFS POETS’ INVITATIONAL Sunday, August 26, 2pm Calling all area poets, writers, musicians, or any combination of the above. This is your chance to sing out and shine. Come debut your newest work at Grounds For Sculpture at one of the most popular events of the season. Read and perform to sympathetic ears. Then hear what your friendly peers have to say! Reading spaces are limited; to reserve your place call (609) 586-0616.

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Now open ‘til 10pm Fridays and Saturdays thru Labor Day!

Don’t forget Happy Hour

Stunning decorative fine china plates featuring artwork found at Grounds For Sculpture and designed for the art aficionado, the collector, the new bride, and the dinner host alike. Bring a special piece of Grounds For Sculpture to your home or table. Choose your very favorite or select a set of four. Each of these lovely plates may be purchased at Toad Hall Shop & Gallery individually and in sets.

Tuesdays-Fridays from 4-7pm at Rat’s Restaurant

To place your order visit Toad Hall Shop & Gallery or call (609) 586-0616 x 239.


RAT’S LATIN NIGHT: THE HOTTEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR Friday, August 17 Seatings at 6pm & 8:15pm Muy caliente! Muy delicioso! Join in this wildly popular annual fiesta. First, savor hand-crafted Tequila cocktails and sangria. Then feast on ceviche, roasted pork, garlic shrimp, and fried yucca. Be sure to save room for Tres Leches cake and crème caramel. But to really heat up the night, take Salsa lessons in our pavilion, then show it off from 9pm to midnight to live Salsa music. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this evening, and can be made by calling (609) 584-7800.

Photo by Andrew Wilkinson

SAVE THE DATE for the area’s premiere food and wine event! The Epicurean Palette takes place on September 30th! (See page 4)

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LANDSCAPE PAINTING AW IN THE STYLE OF FAMOUS ARTISTS Saturdays: 12–3pm Flight 2: September 8, 15, 22 Learn to paint landscapes in the style of famous artists! In this 3-session workshop, students, using our sculpture garden for inspiration, will learn techniques and tips, in basic color mixing and brushwork to create works in the style of great artists. The first flight of this workshop began in July. Now, with Flight 2, we focus on Klimt, Picasso, and Dream Imagery artists. This class is ideal for a beginner interested in learning various painting styles and techniques, and imagining GFS as famous artists might have. Registration fee includes all art materials. Choose either or both flights. See JULY for info on Flight 1. Instructor: Kathryn Sclavi. $125 Members; $150 non-Members. Sign up for both flights and save $25!: $225 Members; $275 non-Members TOM PAXTON IN CONCERT Friday, September 14, 8pm A towering voice of his generation, Tom Paxton is a living legend, a songwriter’s songwriter whose genius in tackling issues of social justice and the absurdities of modern culture is rivaled only by his ability to poignantly celebrate the bonds of love, family, friends, and community. Known around the world for his message of peace, Tom Paxton is a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY award winner, and still after 6 decades, an integral part of today’s songwriting and folk music community, an inspiration to today’s “New Folk” performers. Come join us for a night you’ll remember always. For more information on this artist, visit $25 Members; $30 non-Members; $30 Day of Show.To purchase, call (609) 586-0616, Tues–Sun,10am-6pm. Advance purchase closes 9/13, 5pm.

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NJ STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Sunday, September 23, 12–6pm Free with park admission Celebrate the art of the spoken word with wildly diverse stories presented all afternoon on four different stages. Performed by some of our area’s most talented storytellers, these performances, geared for adults, families, and general audiences, will be staged in different corners of the park and give you music, poetry, humor, and goose bumps you’ll long remember. Picnic lunches will be available at The Peacock Café. Order yours in advance by calling (609) 586-0616 x. 111. ARTIST-IN-THE-PARK WORKSHOP: BRONZE CASTING AW MING FAY’S GARDEN Saturdays: 10am–1pm September 29, October 6, 13, & 20 Take advantage of this unique opportunity to work closely with GFS artist Bruce Lindsay whose sculpture Use of Memory is located in the park. Bruce will instruct students in the fascinating art of lost-wax bronze casting. Over the course of four weeks, participants will create small bronze sculptures using the work of Ming Fay, whose installation Canutopia is on exhibit in the new East Gallery, for inspiration. Students will explore each aspect of the casting process, including simple patina finishing techniques. Instructor: Bruce Lindsay. $200 Members; $230 non-Members.

MATISSE-INSPIRED CHILDREN’S FW COLLAGE WORKSHOP Saturday, September 29, 1–3pm Henri Matisse is revered for his use of bright color and fluid shapes to expressively paint people and objects. Using an art mannequin, the kids will learn to deconstruct the human figure into basic shapes. Then they’ll create a figurative collage in the style of Matisse using colored papers and textural foam. Supplies are limited so it’s firstcome, first-serve. Materials fee: $5 per child, please pay at the workshop. Park admission required. Instructor: April Zay

presents ANNUAL LABOR DAY BBQ Monday, September 3, 12–4pm Kick back, relax, you earned it. Celebrate a summertime tradition at GFS as we share Labor Day with you and your family. Enjoy a delicious BBQ menu featuring American favorites all made to order along with other Labor Day treats. A MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! Saturday, September 8, 4–6pm Rain Date: Sunday, September 9 Step through the looking glass and into a transformed Acer Courtyard as the Peacock Café presents a “Mad” tea party for all ages. Alice, the Queen, the March Hare, and his Madness himself will serve you. Savor your own pot of tea and enjoy a delicious assortment of cookies, tarts, finger sandwiches, and other special desserts. Don’t be late for this very important date, but reservations are required. Call (609) 586-0616 ext. 111.  

WELLNESS WALK/WELLNESS TALKS Five sessions offered September–November Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time! Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to present Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks, sponsored by Springpoint Foundation and Stoneking Wellness Center. This program is for the mature adult who wants to tone up, breathe in the natural beauty of the park, and learn more on living an active, healthful life. Each session will center on a different topic related to health and exercise and includes wholesome refreshments while you learn. Walks begin at 9:30am followed by a presentation and refreshments at 10:15am. Please check our website for dates and topics. Price: $10 per session (includes park admission). Please call (609) 689-1089 to register. Classes and Park Admission are free to Stoneking Wellness Center members and Residents of Springpoint Foundation. AW

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OUTLET DANCE PROJECT Sunday, October 7, 2pm Free with park admission Join Outlet Dance Project for an experience like no other. Outlet Dance is a talented troupe of emerging female choreographers from the tri-state area who specialize in both traditional and new dance forms, but performed in nontraditional venues. Watch our sculpture spring to life as the dancers move in and around the park’s magical landscape. Afterward, come inside the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts for more magic by these amazing dancers. For more information on this organization, visit FALL PHOTOWALK AW Thursday, October 11, 2–5pm Join nationally-acclaimed photographer Michael S. Miller of Visions Photographic Workshops for a photo walk around Grounds For Sculpture’s 42 gorgeous acres. As you walk, Miller will guide your photographic journey with pointers on composition and perspective and help you hone your photography skills to get the shot you want. A digital point and shoot camera or digital SLR camera is required. Rain or shine–in case of inclement weather, students will photo-walk in our indoor galleries. $45 Members; $60 non-Members.

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PUMPKIN CARVING DEMONSTRATION Saturday, October 13, 2pm Free with park admission Back by popular demand! Do you love carving pumpkins? Want to learn more intricate methods? Come watch pumpkin carver extraordinaire Ashley Campbell as she uses the “surface sculpted” technique of carving away the outside layer to reveal the fleshy interior, and create almost anything you can think of, including really “ghoulish” faces. 8TH ANNUAL GUILD FOR EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Sunday, October 14, 12–5:30pm Free with park admission The Guild for Early Music features Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early American music sung and played by our finest regional ensembles and concludes with a “petting zoo” of historical instruments for you to touch and play. This year’s theme, “He Loves Me, Loves Me Not,” features performances on harpsichord, viola da gamba, recorder, harp, flute, Baroque strings, sackbut, cornetto, and percussion instruments along with “He Loves Me, Loves Me Not” sculpture tours of the park. Visit Toad Hall Shop and Gallery and The Museum Shop and receive 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Presented in partnership with WWFM–The Classical Network. For more information on this organization visit


ARTIST-IN-THE-PARK WORKSHOP: AW PLASTER BANDAGE MASKS Saturdays, October 27, November 3 & 10, 12–4pm Take part in this unique opportunity to work with Artist-in-the-Park Clifford Ward, an artist whose sculpture is located at GFS! Cliff will help students explore the different techniques used in making life masks. Participants will use their own faces to make the shell for the mask (non-toxic, hypoallergenic plaster bandage will be used). Learn to alter and creatively manipulate the material to make a finished product that resembles your face, but is also very different! Instruction in altering facial structures and characteristics will be taught, as well as construction of various head-dresses and adornments. Finished pieces are perfect as wall-hangings or displayed on a tabletop stand. Instructor: Clifford Ward. $160 Members; $180 non-Members. Work by Clifford Ward. Photo by Luigi Esposito


OKTOBERFEST BBQ Saturday, October 6, 12–4pm Button up your lederhosen and polka in to The Peacock Café Biergarten as it bustles with um-pah music and a variety of seasonal beers. Then dance on down to the Gazebo Grill where a special Oktoberfest menu of brats, knocks, and kraut will be served.

RAT’S RESTAURANT MOROCCAN CASBAH DINNER Thursday, October 11 Exotic, mysterious, and compelling are just a few of the words to describe this amazing cuisine. Rat’s Executive Chef Shane Cash will prepare a very special, five-course dinner featuring the food of one of his favorite dining destinations. Wines from the Rhone region of France, a staple in this North African culture, will be featured. For information, pricing and reservations, call (609) 584-7800.

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RAT’S MASQUERADE BALL Friday, October 26 It’s baaaaack! Ghosts, goblins, witches, bats, and rats… lots and lots of rats! With candle lit rooms and the entire staff in costume, Rat’s Restaurant magically morphs for a delightfully eerie evening complete with buffet dinner and haunted nightclub. For information, pricing, and reservations (required for this evening), call (609) 584-7800.


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Saturday, November 3 GFS began with the Johnson Atelier and its foundry pouring molten metals to create sculpture. Led by artists from the AbOmInOg International Arts Collective of Trenton, we keep the tradition alive using red-hot iron. You’re not just invited to watch, you’re invited to make your own iron art. SCRATCH MOLD WORKSHOP (children under 14 must be accompanied by adult) Create your own iron artwork first by making a Scratch Mold. Learn this intuitive process of scratching unique designs into an 8 inch sand mold, from which you’ll create a plaque or medallion in a workshop suitable for students of any skill level. Each mold will later be cast with molten iron during the iron pour demonstration. At the end of the day, take home your one-of-a-kind art. Session 1:10–11:30am Session 2: 12–1:30pm Advance registration required for this workshop. $50 Members; $65 non-Members. To register, call (609) 586-0616. IRON POUR DEMO 2–6pm, Free with park admission Now for the fireworks. Vulcan’s furnace roars, crackles, flames, and sparks with power and excitement! Join us for an iron pour demonstration conducted by a team of master foundry sculptors as they heat 500 pounds of iron until it is white hot, then pour it into molds made in the Scratch Mold workshops. Rain Date: Sunday, November 4

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ALL WOOD & DOORS IN CONCERT Friday, November 9, 8pm What if The Doors had used acoustic guitars? They’d be All Wood and Doors. Veteran composers/vocalists/ musicians James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt have taken songs that are hard-wired into our collective pop culture consciousness and put a unique spin on them. So imagine acoustical versions of “Break on Through” and “Strange Days” with group harmonies reminiscent of Crosby Stills & Nash, The Eagles, and The Beach Boys. Only at GFS can you find something so familiar, but so fresh. For more information on this artist, visit allwoodanddoors. com. $20 Members; $25 non-Members; $25 Day of Show.To purchase, call (609) 586-0616, Tues–Sun, 10am–6pm. Advance purchase closes 11/8, 5pm.


IT’S GINGERBREAD TIME AT GFS Saturday, November 17 Get set for a sweet day in the park with our annual Gingerbread house Demo and Workshop GINGERBREAD HOUSE DEMONSTRATION, 12pm First, join the master himself, pastry chef Peter Max Dierkes for a special “how to” gingerbread house demonstration and be amazed by his spicy sculptural techniques! AW GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP, 2pm Then try your hand at this delicious edible holiday tradition. Combining gingerbread, frosting, candy, cookies and more, you’ll make your own one-of-a-kind house. Basics will be supplied. Participants should bring their own icing spatula, pastry decorating tips, and any special doo-dads you might put on the house. For ages 10 and up (young artists may require adult assistance). Once your house is done, enter it into the annual Gingerbread House Contest for the chance to win some pretty cool prizes, to be announced on November 24th at our annual Lights On Extravaganza. $30 members; $40 non-members (materials fee covers supplies for one house and decorations). To register, please call (609) 586-0616.

RAT’S RESTAURANT EVENTS NAPA VS. BORDEAUX WINE DINNER Thursday, November 8 Join Rat’s Restaurant resident wine guru Alan Hallmark as he moderates the debate that you’ll decide: will it be “Old World or New?” Executive Chef Shane Cash teams up with Alan for a special 5-course dinner based on the cuisines of California and France for this lively evening of compare-and-contrast wine tasting. Reservations are required for this event. For information, pricing and reservations, call (609) 584-7800. THANKSGIVING DINNER Thursday, November 22, 12pm & 2:30pm We at GFS have a lot to be thankful for and Rat’s Restaurant invites you to hold your Thanksgiving dinner here! Bring the whole family or enjoy a quiet afternoon with a special loved one as you feast on a traditional, sumptuous meal from the harvest of regional growers and farms. For information, pricing and reservations, call (609) 584-7800.


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Once again Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to announce three jam-packed months of cold weather fun sure to keep you warm inside and it all begins with


Sat & Sun, November 24 & 25, 10am–9pm Kick off the holiday season at Grounds For Sculpture! Join us for two days of merriment just after Thanksgiving. Music, performances, workshops, artisan crafts, holiday gifts, and more fill each day, and at sundown watch the park come ablaze with tens of thousands of lights. Stroll the paths as trees and buildings dazzle with holiday magic. Here’s a taste of what’s in store. On Saturday, create holidayinspired origami ornaments; participate in a Graham Cracker House Workshop (Material Fees apply); see the award ceremonies of our 8th Annual Gingerbread House Contest; warm up with a holiday sing along. On Sunday, enjoy a special 11:00am brunch at The Peacock Café or an afternoon Holiday Tea Party from 4-6pm, savor your own little pot of holiday tea while snacking on a delicious selection of cookies, finger sandwiches and other special delights. Wrap up the day with a special holiday concert! [Tea reservations required by calling (609) 586-0616 ext. 111]. Be on the lookout for a full run-down on all the ways to enjoy Lights On and Winter Wonders at GFS in November when our event catalog comes out. Check our website after November 1 for more information. Photo by Fennelli Lighting

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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.

Thank you as well to our nearly 2,000 members.

Bay Branch Foundation Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation Johnson Art and Education Foundation 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 The Raymond C. & Anna T. Johnson Foundation Springpoint Foundation

Our work is made possible through the generosity of the following corporations, foundations, and agencies:

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