March thru June 2013
EVENT GUIDE A RT | N AT U R E | M U S I C | D I N I N G
NEW THIS SEASON Extended Hours
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8 Rat’s Comedy Night, 8:30pm 9, 16 Miniature Figure Sculpting, 10:30am-1:30pm 9 Sunset Photowalk, 4:30-7pm 9 Marty Balin in Concert, 8pm 12, 13, 14 Celebrate PI-Day at Rat’s 13 Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 5:30pm 14 Ming Fay Art Salon, 11am-2pm 15 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 16 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 21 Rat’s “Goose vs. Grapes” Throw Down, 6pm 23 Artists in Action, 11am-4pm 24 Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, 2pm 26 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 7pm 30 Easter Tea at the Peacock Café, 4-6pm
4, 11 Spring Photography, 1-4pm 5 Monday Night Monologues: An Actors’ Arena, 8pm 6, 13, 20, 27 Botanical Art in Watercolor, 10am-1pm 6, 13, 20, 27 Portrait Sculpting, 10:30am-3:30pm 11 Rat’s Victory Brewing Co. Beer Dinner, 6pm 13 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 13 Gardens without Borders: Seed Bombs, 1-3pm 19 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 21 Day at the Fair, 11am-4pm 23 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 7pm 24 Rat’s Wine Blending Party, 6pm 26 GFS Comedy Night, 8pm
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EXHIBITIONS Mark Parsons: Mapping Memories (through March on the Mezzanine. Sited in the park in April) International Sculpture Center’s 18th Annual Outstanding Student Achievements in Contemporary Sculpture (through March) Focus on Sculpture (through April 14) Ming Fay: Canutopia (through July) Robert Taplin: Heaven, Hell, and the History of Punch (through April) MYTHOS: Visions from Mythology and Legend (through July) Benar Venet: Arcs and Indeterminate Lines (through July) Robert Taplin: Further History of Punch (through July) Patrick Strzelec: BALL JOINT (through July) John Ruppert, Pumpkins, 1999, cast aluminum, five elements, each 29 x 43 x 42 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
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OPEN UNTIL 10pm entry by 9pm Tuesday – Saturday, June 1 – Labor Day
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2 Wellness Walks/Wellnes Talks, 9:30am 4, 11 Botanical Art in Watercolor (cont’d), 10am-1pm 4, 11, 18 Tai Chi, 10:15-11:45am 4 Curator’s Walk, 11am and 1pm 4, 5 Artisan Trunk Show at Toad Hall, 12-5pm 8 Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 5:30pm 9 Members’ Trip: NY Botanical Garden, 9am-5:30pm 11 Family Ties: Chinese Knots Workshop, 1-3pm 11 Mother’s Day Tea, 4-6pm 11 40th Anniv. of Joni Mitchell’s Blue Concert, 8pm 11, 12 Picnic in the Park 12 Mother’s Day Brunch, 11am-3pm 12 Poetry in the Park: Cool Women, 2pm 16 Wellness Walks/Wellnes Talks, 9:30am 16 Gloria Vanderbilt Art Salon, 11am-2pm 16 Rat’s Wild Mushroom and Burgundy Dinner, 6pm 17 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 18 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 21 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 7pm 30 Wellness Walks/Wellnes Talks, 9:30am
Community Connections (May 3-June 16) (Opening May 4) Jo Yarrington: The Leap Jason Peters: Less Than <> More Than GreenLight Pepón Osorio: Where the Me Becomes We Jonathan Shahn
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1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Beginner Yoga, 10:30am-12pm 1 Anniversary Arts Party, 11am-4pm 5 First Wednesday Happy Hour, 6-9pm 6 Jonathan Shahn Art Salon, 11am-2pm 7 Latin guitar with Arturo Romay, 7-10pm 8 Fused Glass Designs Workshop, 10am-5pm 9 The Princeton Festival Preview, 2pm 13 Wellness Walks/Wellnes Talks, 9:30am 14 Rat’s “Nuevo Latino” Cuisine, Rum, and Cigars, 6pm 14 Dine al fresco prior to Evening Concert, 5-7pm 14 Concert: The Deb Callahan Band, 7:30pm 15 Tots on Tour!, 11am and 1pm 15 Create-A-Creature, 1-3pm 16 BBQ at the Peacock Café, 12-4pm 16 Dance with Sculpture, 1-3pm 20 Members’ Trip: The Barnes Foundation, 10am-4:30pm 21 The Hallmark Wine Series, 5:30pm 21 Latin guitar with Arturo Romay, 7-10pm 22 Jo Yarrington Artist Lecture, 1pm 23 Opera NJ Spring Concert, 3pm 25 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s, 7pm 27 Wellness Walks/Wellnes Talks, 9:30am 28 Dine al fresco prior to BD Lenz’s Concert, 5-7pm 28 Concert in the Courtyard: B.D. Lenz, 7:30pm 30 A Poets’ Invitational, 2pm AW ADULT WORKSHOP GZ
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GAZEBO SPECIAL EVENT
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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S (CLUTTERED) DESK After you work at GFS a while, everything you do falls into the rhythms and cycles of nature and for me spring can’t come fast enough. The park bursts with color and new life. Even the sculpture warms up and beckons. And each year there is more for you to see and more ways for you to enjoy us. This year it is the serene beauty of the park in the evening. From June 1 through Labor Day we will stay open till 10pm every night save Sunday, at reduced rates and with more to see and do, especially down at the Gazebo (Can you say ice cream?). But this is just one way we are growing. Not far in the offing is a major capital project that will utterly transform the Johnson Center for the Arts: a spacious new visitor center, new gift shop, café, large video and film room plus new space for receptions and private events. And it’s not too early to think even a year from now when we will mount a huge retrospective exhibition of Seward Johnson’s amazing work. But for now I can almost smell the flowers. So let spring’s siren sing to you. Come frolic at Grounds For Sculpture. Yours in every season, Wayne Trapp, Geometry of the Cosmos, 2005, stainless steel, mild steel, 108 x 108 x 108 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
EVENTS BY CATEGORY
PAGE NUMBERS IN GREEN
MUSIC, CONCERTS, PERFORMING ARTS 40th Anniversary Celebration of Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Concert 15 A Poets’ Invitational 18 Concert: B.D. Lenz 18 Concert: The Deb Callahan Band 18 Concert: Marty Balin 11 Dance with Sculpture 18 GFS Comedy Night 14 Monday Night Monologues 13 Opera NJ Spring Concert 18 Poetry in the Park: Cool Women 16 Red Riding Hood and Other Stories 12 The Princeton Festival Preview 17
FESTIVALS/DAY-LONG EVENTS Anniversary Arts Party 17 Artists in Action 12 Day at the Fair 14 ART RELATED Gloria Vanderbilt Art Salon 8 Jonathan Shahn Art Salon 8 Jo Yarrington Artist Lecture 7 Ming Fay Art Salon 8
WALKS AND TOURS Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s 9 Curator’s Walk 10 Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s 10 Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks 10
AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Celebrate PI-Day at Rat’s 19 Comedy Night 19 “Goose vs. Grapes”Ultimate Throw Down 19 The Hallmark Wine Series 20 WORKSHOPS -ADULT “Nuevo Latino”Cuisine, Rum, and Cigars 20 Beginner Yoga 17 Victory Brewing Co. Beer Dinner 20 Botanical Art in Watercolor 14 Wild Mushroom and Burgundy Dinner 20 Fused Glass Designs Workshop 17 Wine Blending Party 20 Miniature Figure Sculpting 11 Portrait Sculpting 14 AT THE PEACOCK CAFÉ Spring Photography 13 BBQ at the Peacock Café 18 Sunset Photowalk 12 Easter Tea at the Peacock Café 12 Tai Chi 16 Mother’s Day Brunch 16 Mother’s Day Tea 15 WORKSHOPS -FAMILY Create-A-Creature 18 ODDS & ENDS Chinese Knots Workshop 15 Artisan Trunk Show at Toad Hall 16 Seed Bombs Workshop 14 Members’Trip: The Barnes Foundation 10 Tots on Tour! 9 Members’ Trip: NY Botanical Gardens 10
Cover image: foreground: Ernest Shaw, Sumo, 1994, Blue Mountain granite, 136 164 x 48 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.; background: Sarah Haviland, Trio, 2001, cast bronze, 108 x 91 x 76 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
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.
SHOPPING TWO WAYS TO SHOP AT GFS
Phone: (609) 586-0616 | www.groundsforsculpture.org
Open year-round Tuesday-Sunday 10am–6pm, closed Mondays. Open until 10pm Tuesday through Saturday (enter by 9pm), June 1 through Labor Day. GFS reserves the right to close to the public for special events.
Rat’s Restaurant Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30am-9pm Sunday: 11am-5:30pm (609) 584-7800 Peacock Café Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday: 11am-5pm Open until 6pm Tuesday –Saturday, June 1 through Labor Day. (609) 890-6015 Gazebo (Opens for the season Memorial Day weekend) Tuesday-Thursday: 5-9pm Fridays & Saturdays: 12-9pm Sunday: 12-4pm Picnic in the park! Order your picnic 24 hours in advance of your visit, and your basket will be ready when you arrive. Call (609) 890-6015 to order your basket.
Members and children (5 >) Students (6-17) Seniors (65+) Adults (18-64) June 1 - Labor Day
Looking for that special something or to bring Grounds For Sculpture home? At Toad Hall Shop & Gallery and the Museum Shop you’ll find a wide range of unique gift and specialty items in all price ranges. You’ll also find sculptural merchandise, fun children’s items, exquisite jewelry, and local artisan must-haves.
THE MUSEUM SHOP Located in the Domestic Arts Building Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm Open til’ 6pm June 1–Labor Day Phone: (609) 586-0616
TOAD HALL SHOP & GALLERY Located adjacent to Rat’s Restaurant Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11:30am–6pm Open til’ 9pm Fridays and Saturdays, June 1–Labor Day Phone: (609) 586-2366
Free $8 $10 $12 $6 after 6pm
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.
big–time this spring! MARCH/APRIL
Crocus Daffodils/Narcissus Forsythia Cornus Mas Magnolia Star Magnolia Bradford Pear Trees
First, it’s fences of Forsythia and carpets of Daffodils …Then unusual Kousa Dogwoods and Stilleta Magnolias sprinkled about…An entire orchard of 250 flowering crab apple trees…Followed by riotous Wisteria climbing over arches to sky…Then finally the roses…1,000s of them everywhere! In every week, in every month this spring, Mother Nature puts on a show at GFS.
Cherry Trees Red Horse Chestnut Dogwoods Crab Apples Clematis Camellias Red Buds Irises
Azaleas Rhododendrons Day Lilies Viburnum Wisteria Allium Roses
“Landscape operations never stop. We are busy pruning, edging and mulching beds to present a fresh look, constantly. Come see the new plantings of Crape Myrtle and Southern Magnolia in the Water Garden.” Douglas W. Kale
President, Kale’s Nursery & Landscape Service Inc. John Ruppert, Pumpkins, 1999, cast aluminum, five elements, each 29 x 43 x 42 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
More time to enjoy GFS! We’re staying open ‘til 10pm, Tuesday-Saturday, (enter by 9pm) June 1 through Labor Day! Come watch the fireflies dance and enjoy the twilight magic of the park. Photo by David W. Steele
WORK BY CUTTING EDGE ARTISTS! This season, we launch GreenLight, our new emerging artist series featuring work by extremely talented up-and-coming innovators. Check it out on the mezzanine of the Museum Building. SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVIN’ IS EASY…..AT THE GAZEBO. Check out the all-new Gazebo, our outdoor café in the heart of the park featuring light fare, homemade desserts and Uncle Dave’s ice cream (yum!), hot and cold drinks, expanded seating, and, new this season, live music on select Friday evenings. It’s the perfect spot to bring the family or a date! Plus, on Courtyard Concert nights, you can enjoy al fresco dining and cocktails on the Gazebo terrace prior to the show. With grilledto-perfection offerings, a garden salad bar, and delicious accompaniments, it’s the perfect excuse for a night out. Seating begins at 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (609) 890-6015.
Gazebo Summer hours: Tuesday –Thursday: 5-9pm Fridays and Saturdays: 12-9pm Sundays: 12-4pm
Offering a full bar, beer and wine, plus a selection of homemade desserts like fruit shortcake, cupcakes, and Uncle And don’t miss “First Wednesdays” at the Dave’s ice cream, floats, and Gazebo, where Happy Hour runs from 6-9pm. sundaes. It’s like a mini-vacation right in the park. Relax and enjoy specially priced cocktails, wine, and beer along with outstanding small plates from the grill.
SPECIAL EVENTS at the
Gazebo this season:
Photo by David W. Steele
Wednesday, June 5, 6-9pm: First Wednesday Happy Hour Friday, June 7, 7-10pm: “Little Havana” Latin guitar with Arturo Romay Friday, June 14, 5-7pm: Dine al fresco prior to the Deb Callahan Band’s Courtyard Concert Friday, June 21, 7-10pm: “Little Havana” Latin guitar with Arturo Romay Friday, June 28, 5-7pm: Dine al fresco prior to BD Lenz’s Courtyard Concert
EAST GALLERY MING FAY: Canutopia
Extended through July The inaugural installation in GFS’s newest and largest gallery, Ming Fay’s Canutopia is a lush and colorful garden—a one of a kind botanical utopia filled with fantastic oversized plants, seeds, and vines that burst with colors you can almost taste.
MUSEUM BUILDING ROBERT TAPLIN Through April Heaven, Hell, and the History of Punch
Three deeply compelling series of work by figurative sculptor Robert Taplin, each of which brims with references to contemporary life as seen through the lens of ancient Roman creation mythology, Dante’s medieval-era epic, Inferno, or the trickster Punch, a character that originated in 17th century Italy’s commedia dell’arte theater.
JO YARRINGTON The Leap
Opening May 4
Past and present blur in this new large-scale work created specifically for GFS. Translucent photographic images related to the New Jersey Fairgrounds (located here for over a century) will cover the huge windows at one end of the building, creating a magnificent interplay between our history and our current landscape. Viewers become part of the work as they are caught in the perpetually shifting, mesmerizing images ignited by sunlight. Yarrington has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, and Iceland and is the recipient of many grants, fellowships, and commissions. Don’t miss Jo Yarrington’s lecture on the transformation of space through art on Saturday, June 22 at 1pm. See page 7 for more info. Ming Fay, Canutopia, 2012, mixed media installation, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the Artist; Jo Yarrington, The Leap, (partial view, artist’s rendering), 2012, photographic Duraclear, mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist. Jason Peters, Frailty of Structural Chaos, 2010, chair frames, fluorescent tubes with colored sleeves. Courtesy of Oklahoma City Museum of Art; ; Robert Taplin, Jupiter, 2001, reinforced gypsum, fiberglass, lights, wood base, 140 x 114 x 96 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Winston Wächter Fine Arts
Opening May 4 Less Than <> More Than In this spectacular large-scale environmental sculpture from Jason Peters, the original purpose of commonly manufactured materials is nearly obscured, seemingly defying gravity and multiplying through some bizarre organic force. Metal chair frames twisted with colorful fluorescent tubes provide delightful surprise encounters that challenge our perceptions and expectations. Peters has had solo and group exhibitions and prestigious artist residencies across the U.S. In 2008, he was invited by The Pulitzer Foundation, in collaboration with the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, to create a monumental outdoor sculpture for the Community Light Project.
Opening May 4 A new rapid-format exhibition series at GFS featuring the work of exceptionally talented and accomplished artists in the early stages of their careers…Come view cutting-edge work and get in on the ground floor of some of the most innovative sculptors working today. GreenLight exhibitions change at least four times a year, giving you that many more reasons to visit. Through July View an introduction to and interpretive materials for MYTHOS, an exhibition in The Meadow, including models of proposed site-specific installations by Bruce Lindsay and Athena Tacha and a fresh look at Carlos Dorrien’s The Nine Muses in the park.
DOMESTIC ARTS BUILDING INT’L SCULPTURE CENTER’S 18th Annual Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Through March
MARK PARSONS Mapping Memories
Through March then to be sited in the park in April. 2012 Artist-in-Residence Mark Parsons created Redline with the GFS community. This exhibition invites you to view the final fabrication of this massive paper pulp sculpture, along with an excellent video documenting the concept and process of the project, related work by Parsons, and more. In April, this large piece will be sited in the park, where GFS visitors will witness its gradual erosion from the forces of nature to reveal an inner meaning. Funded in part by Provident Bank Foundation.
The future is now in this exhibition of sculpture by 12 student artists selected from a large number of international submissions by a prestigious jury of established artists and curators. Through a collaboration between ISC and GFS, their award-winning work is combined in an annual exhibition.
PEPÓN OSORIO Opening May 4 Where the Me Becomes We
Inspired by childhood memories in Puerto Rico of assisting his mother in creating intricately decorated cakes, Pepón Osorio layers every-day items – bicycles, furniture, even whole rooms –with excessive ornamentation using shiny, colorful knickknacks, embellished fabrics, printed items, and so on. He created a new work for this exhibition about his mother’s glorious cakes. Osorio’s work has been shown world-wide, and he is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship, and the Smithsonian Legacy Award among many other awards. He was featured in the first season of the acclaimed PBS television series Art in the 21st Century, which is available for viewing in the gallery.
Opening May 4 Since the early 1960s, NJ figurative artist Jonathan Shahn has explored the human figure through paintings, drawings, and sculptures. This season, GFS is exhibiting a selection of Shahn’s human heads, contrasting his work in two materials that illuminate his artistic range. The carved wood heads have a classical, timeless quality, and the smaller plaster heads, encased in boxes and lit from above, are stunningly expressive. Shahn’s work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. He has taught at Tyler School in Rome and at the Art Students League in New York City, among other prestigious institutions. Don’t miss the opportunity for a personal tour and lunch with the artist during Shahn’s Art Salon, Thursday, June 6, 11am–2pm. See page 8 for more info.
Amber Whiting, 951, 2012, mixed media, 120 x 60 x 120 inches, Courtesy of the Artist; Jonathan Shahn, Two-Sided Box with One Head, 1997, plaster, glass, mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist; Mark Parsons, progress detail of Redline, 2012, paper pulp, epoxy, steel armature, 108 x 144 x 36 inches, Courtesy of the Artist; Pepón Osorio, Las Twines, 1998, mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery.
FOCUS ON SCULPTURE Through April 14
This annual show is a juried exhibition of amateur photographers featuring sculpture as their subject. This year’s distinguished juror is Michael S. Miller, whose nature, adventure, and editorial images are nationally recognized and published, with an extensive scenic collection of New Jersey and America’s National Parks.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS May 3–June 16
Community Connections is the culmination of years of workshops in which the public was invited to create sculptural wheels from recycled materials. This exhibition aims to generate dialogue about the power of art to bring a community together in the pursuit of beauty.
EXHIBITING ARTIST LECTURE JO YARRINGTON Saturday, June 22, 1pm
Learn about the transformation of space through images and light from artist Jo Yarrington, whose work can be seen in the Museum Building. Her work blurs past with present and combines glass, waxed paper, and transparent photographs to create her intriguing visualscapes. Yarrington is a Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University in Connecticut. $5 per person. Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. Jerry Gerber, Lovers, 2012, archival print on paper, 15 x 15 inches, Courtesy of the Artist
IN THE MEADOW… Through July MYTHOS Visions from Mythology and Legend
MYTHOS reveals the explorations by seven artists into the imagination and creation of myths to explain our universe, condition, and plight. Representing a wide variety of mythological themes and sculptural mediums, MYTHOS features over 25 works by Dana Stewart, Michele Oka Doner, Nina Levy, and Marsha Pels out in The Meadow and continues in the park with Carlos Dorrien’s The Nine Muses and Athena Tacha’s Labyrinthos, a site-specific earthwork, and Bruce Lindsay’s Sisyphus, both on view in the Museum Building.
BENAR VENET Arcs and Indeterminate Lines
Three of Venet’s extraordinary immense, but lyrical steel sculptures are sited this season. In 2011, Venet, an artist of international renown whose work is rarely exhibited in the U.S., was featured on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. He was also the winner of International Julio González Prize for the year of 2013.
ROBERT TAPLIN Further History of Punch
To complement Taplin’s Punch in the Museum Building, his large-scale Punch is Homeless, a major new outdoor work commissioned for this exhibition, and The Young Punch Goes Shopping with His Mother, are shown together for the first time.
PATRICK STRZELEC BALL JOINT
Six of Strzelec’s major steel works from the 1990’s are the focus of this exhibition. His sculptures explore on the metaphorical and psychological associations of forms; and, although his constructions seem to reference specific objects, their precise meaning often remains mysterious and elusive. Bernar Venet, Three Indeterminate Lines, 2005, rolled steel, 98.875 x 99.625 x 116.125 inches, Courtesy of the Bernar Venet Studio
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.
MING FAY Thursday, March 14 11am–2pm
In the final months of the fantastical Canutopia installation, dine and discuss with its colorfully unconventional artist and architect, Ming Fay. Fay is an art professor at William Patterson University and will share tales of exotic spice shops, the sexuality of fruit, and how these and other fascinations inspire his process. $50 Members; $60 Non-members. Price includes lunch and one glass of wine sponsored by Allied Beverage
GLORIA VANDERBILT Thursday, May 16 11am–2pm
Meet the one and only Gloria Vanderbilt! An award-winning artist in the fields of fashion, visual, and literary arts, the legendary Ms. Vanderbilt will talk about her artistic creations, including Hearts Desire, the psychologically intricate sculpture which is tucked into a hidden forest in the park. $150 Members; $175 Non-members. Price includes lunch and one glass of sparkling wine sponsored by Domenico De Bertiol Prosecco.
To register, please call (609)586-0616. Thank you to our Exclusive Sponsor of the spring Art Salon Series
JONATHAN SHAHN Thursday, June 6 11am–2pm
A prominent New Jersey artist and educator, Jonathan Shahn has been making sculpture, drawings, and prints of the human figure since the early 1960s. Take part in this special opportunity to tour his exhibition with the artist before heading to Rat’s to continue the conversation over fine food and wine. $50 Members; $60 Non-members. Price includes lunch and one glass of wine sponsored by Allied Beverage.
Photo by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com
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 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 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 special rates.
TOTS ON TOUR! HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Saturdays, 11am and 1pm March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15 FW
Hands-on Workshops for 3–5 year olds. 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; First-come, first-serve. Meets in the Visitor Center. Rain or shine! Instructor: Joslyn Johnson.
ATELIER TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Wednesday, March 13 and May 8, 5:30pm
Check out the famed Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier and 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. Then head to Rat’s Restaurant to cap off your evening with a delicious three-course dinner beginning at 7:30pm. Reservations are required and space is limited; this package sells out quickly! $69 Members; $79 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
SPRING FIELD TRIPS
MOONLIGHT TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT Tuesday, March 26, April 23, May 21, and June 25, 7pm
Exclusively for Members and Volunteers!
Our most popular offering! Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight. Begin at 7pm with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant. Your docent-led tour, timed closely with the full moon, begins at 9pm and showcases sculptures lit to show off their brilliance. Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Dinner takes place rain or shine. Reservations are required and space is limited; these tours fill up fast! $59 Members; $69 Non-Members. To register, call (609) 586-0616.
CURATOR’S WALK Saturday, May 4, 11am and 1pm
Tour our beautiful park from the perspective of Tom Moran, our Chief Curator and Director of Artistic Development. This tour, full of fascinating details and behind-the-scenes stories, is sure to give you new insight. To register, please call (609) 586-0616, $15 Members; $20 Non-Members.
WELLNESS WALKS WELLNESS WALKS/ WELLNESS TALKS May 2,16, 30; June 13, 27, 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.
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN (BRONX, NY) Thursday, May 9, 9am–5:30pm
Visiting the New York Botanical Gardens is an amazing and inspiring experience. Join us this day as we take in the beauty of the gardens and plant collections across this 250-acre oasis. Participants can take a self-guided tour and view NYBG’s current exhibition of acclaimed Spanish artist, Manolo Valdés: Monumental Sculpture, featuring seven towering works of art inspired by the relationship between art and nature. $70; Register by May 1.
THE BARNES FOUNDATION (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Thursday, June 20, 10am–4:30pm
Explore the newest Barnes Foundation location with a self-guided tour of the contemporary and non-Western exhibitions. Experience the unique way its founder, Albert Barnes, experimented with the display of his collection, arranging (and rearranging) the works in ensembles and symmetrical wall compositions, all organized according to the formal principles of light, line, color, and space. $55; Register by June 11. Save $15 if you purchase both trips at the same time by April 15! 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.
Seward Johnson, Chamber of Internal Dialogue, 2011, mixed media 258 x 114 x 135 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc., © 2011 The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
Clockwise from left: Robert Taplin, Saturn, 2004, reinforced gypsum, fiberglass, lights, 156 x 26 x 54 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Winston Wächter Fine Arts; Robert Taplin, Neptune, 2004, reinforced gypsum, fiberglass, lights, 60 x 62 x 70 inches; Courtesy of the Artist and Winston Wächter Fine Arts, Punch Makes a Public Confession, 2012, cast resin, 11.5 x 7 x 6 inches, Private Collection, NY
MARTY BALIN IN CONCERT Saturday, March 9, 8pm
Join us for a very special and intimate evening with famed musician Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Balin, referred to as “the heart and soul” of these iconic bands, earned a place in rock history with such megahits as“Miracles.”His first solo album produced Top 40 hits and in the late‘80s, he joined up with Grace Slick and Paul Kantner for a triumphant reunion tour. Early ticket purchase recommended. $30 Members; $35 Non-Members; $35 Day of Show. To purchase tickets, please call (609) 586-0616 . AW
MINIATURE FIGURE SCULPTING Saturdays, March 9 and 16, 10:30am-1:30pm
Using the work of Robert Taplin (on exhibit in the Museum Building through April) as inspiration, create your own set of table-top sized figures with modeling clay. Instruction on human proportions and the basics of figurative movement will be provided. After baking, finished pieces will be ready for display. Instructor: Andrea Fiori. $120 Members; $135 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
SUNSET PHOTOWALK Saturday, March 9, 4:30-7pm
Join Michael S. Miller for a photowalk designed to help you improve your shots during that elusive golden hour when late afternoon transforms to early evening. With focus on composition, perspective, and lighting, this fun and informative workshop will give you a whole new viewpoint! Rain or shine–in inclement weather, class will take place in our galleries. Digital point and shoot camera or digital SLR camera is required. Instructor: Michael S. Miller, Visions Photographic Workshops. $45 Members; $55 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
ARTISTS IN ACTION Saturday, March 23, 11am–4pm
Rain or shine! Free with park admission GFS is home to many outstanding artists. Get the inside scoop during this kick-off event of spring when they 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 a “teaser” class or two that spotlight our spring roster of workshops. And don’t miss a special talk on “Color Theory, Unlocking the Mystery” by Utrecht Art Supplies Resident Artist / Brand Manager / Technical & Educational Director, Joe Gyurcsak. For more info, visit our website after Feb. 1.
RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER STORIES Presented by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival
Sunday, March 24, 2pm
Rain or shine! Free with park admission. Suitable for grades 1 through 5. Journey into the imaginary world of Little Red Riding Hood and other Once Upon A Time favorites during this enchanting collection of classic tales presented with a contemporary spin. With innovative settings and sing-along songs, this fun theater-going experience provides young viewers with the perfect opportunity for involvement and participation. For more information on our partners, please visit njtheatrealliance.org or stagesfestival.org. Photos: Photo: David W. Steele. Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.
EASTER TEA AT THE PEACOCK CAFÉ Saturday, March 30, 4–6pm
Welcome spring with family and friends at the Peacock Café with a delightful array of teas, fresh baked scones, finger sandwiches, Petit Fours and more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Peacock Café at (609) 890-6015. Park admission required, Café fees apply.
Day at the Fair Photo by Marisa Rebecca for dmhphotographer.com
SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY Thursdays, April 4 and 11, 1-4pm
Is your digital SLR camera controlling you? Do you simply put it on Auto because the settings and symbols are just too confusing? Take control of your camera and start using it to its fullest potential! In this two-day workshop you’ll learn about depth of field, shutter speed, and ISO. Then, with the instructor by your side for one-on-one and group guidance, you’ll get to use your new knowledge indoors and out. There will also be time for review and helpful critique. Participants must bring their own digital SLR camera. Instructor: Michael Miller of Visions Photography. $85 Members; $95 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
MONDAY NIGHT MONOLOGUES: AN ACTORS’ ARENA Friday, April 5, 8pm
In this special engagement from A Saturday’s Child Productions, enjoy professional actors showcasing their very best work. Monday Night Monologues fuses storytelling and character portraits by contemporary and master playwrights, brought to life by accomplished actors and woven together by a seasoned storyteller. A Q & A session and wine and cheese reception with the actors follows. $22 Members; $28 Non-Members; $28 Day of Show. Ticket purchase includes reception. For more info, visit asaturdayschild.com.
PORTRAIT SCULPTING Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30am-3:30pm
Using Robert Taplin’s work (on view in the Museum Building through April) as a reference point, participants will learn to build a wire armature, apply clay, and model the face with recognizable features and characteristics of their subject. All supplies will be provided. Don’t miss this rare chance to work closely with a GFS Artist-in-the Park! Instructor: Gyuri Hollosy. $270 Members; $290 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616. AW
BOTANICAL ART IN WATERCOLOR PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ARTS COUNCIL OF PRINCETON (Beginner/Intermediate)
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 10am-1pm
Ever wonder how the fine detail in botanical paintings is achieved? Now you can think like a scientist and paint like a fine artist. In this six-part workshop, you’ll work with plant specimens to hone your drawing skills and learn the secrets of the English watercolor technique. All levels welcome, although some experience in drawing or watercolor is helpful. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. Visit classes at artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 9248777. $190 Members (of either GFS or ACP); $215 Non-Members. FW
GARDENS WITHOUT BORDERS: SEED BOMBS Saturday, April 13, 1-3pm
A seed bomb is a little capsule with everything needed to grow a plant all bundled up: clay, fertilizer, and indigenous seeds. Prepare for spring by creating seed bombs that will bring natural beauty wherever you throw them. Rain will melt the clay to expose and sow the seeds, and your seeds will grow. Distribute them in your yard or neighborhood. Be a warrior for beautifying the environment! Supplies are limited. First-come, first-serve basis. Instructor: Lynn DeClemente. Materials Fee: $2 per seed bomb, please pay at the workshop. Proceeds will be donated to a local gardening association.
DAY AT THE FAIR Sunday, April 21, 11am–4pm
Rain or shine! Free with park admission Bring the whole family to celebrate our down home roots as the site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds as we turn the park into a fun-filled fantasy fair! Tour the park and its historic buildings where activities are sprinkled throughout. Visit the balloon man, relax to music, take part in nostalgic workshops or a pie-making demo, and enjoy loads of popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, and more. For more detailed information on this event, please visit our website after March 1.
COMEDY: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GARDEN… Friday, April 26, 8pm
Area comic celebrity Helene Angley presents the first-ever GFS Comedy Night! See a talented line-up of seasoned comics who have shined on television and on stages throughout the tri-state area. Performances by host Tom Ragu, Helene Angley, Matt Jenkins, Mike Vecchione, and Vanessa Hollingshead, one of Oxygen Networks “50 of the Funniest Women Alive,” who just finished specials for Showtime and Comedy Central. $25 Members; $30 Non-Members; $30 Day of Show. Please note: This show contains adult content–no person under 16 years of age will be permitted.
MOTHER’S DAY ALL WEEKEND LONG MAY 11-12
Take part in a workshop, enjoy tea or a picnic, listen to poetry, or check out a great concert Alexander Rutsch, Dancers, 1997, cast bronze, 113 x 92 x 60 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
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FAMILY TIES: CHINESE KNOTS - DRAGONFLY WORKSHOP Saturday, May 11, 1-3pm
Back by popular demand! Learn to make a dragonfly using the ancient art of Chinese Knot Making from mother-daughter team Allison and Grace Kwok. Chinese knots are fun to create and make great gifts! Adult companions can make their own dragonflies too. Instructors: Allison and Grace Kwok. Materials fee (per child and one adult companion): $15 Members; $20 NonMembers. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA AT THE PEACOCK CAFE Saturday, May 11, 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) 8906015. Park admission required. Café fees apply. This event sells out quickly. We encourage you to make your reservations early.
A 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF JONI MITCHELL’S BLUE Saturday, May 11, 8pm
Join us for a stellar evening as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s landmark album, Blue. The evening will feature some of New York’s finest female singer/ songwriters performing Blue and original songs inspired by Joni Mitchell. Performers include Meg Braun, Anna Dagmar, Honor Finnegan, Sharon Goldman, Victoria Lavington, Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, Elisa Peimer, Cheryl Prashker, Allison Scola, Carolann Solebello, and Allison Tartalia. This show is sure to be popular and advanced ticket purchase is recommended. $20 Members; $25 Non-Members; $25 Day of Show. For tickets, please call (609) 586-0616.
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TAI CHI Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, 10:15-11:45am
Learn the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi in the natural setting of Grounds For Sculpture. Sometimes described as a “moving meditation,” Tai Chi offers physical and mental exercise, stress relief, and can improve circulation. Wear loose clothing, flat comfortable shoes, and bring a water bottle. In partnership with Tai Chi Lee and Tai Chi Fusion. $45 Members; $55 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
ARTISAN TRUNK SHOW AT TOAD HALL SHOP & GALLERY: ELEMENTS JEWELRY BY CAROLINE TARASCHI Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 12–5pm
Haven’t gotten Mom a gift yet? Stop by Toad Hall Shop & Gallery to see beautiful and affordable one-of-a-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. AW
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MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE PEACOCK CAFE Sunday, May 12, 11am–3pm
Celebrate the day with a delicious brunch at the Peacock Café that includes waffles, pastries, quiche and more. Then explore the beauty of park in spring! Park admission required, Café fees apply. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Peacock Café at (609) 890-6015.
PICNIC IN THE PARK Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12
Treat Mom to a special picnic in the park! Pre-purchase assorted picnic 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.
POETRY IN THE PARK: COOL WOMEN Sunday, May 12, 2pm
Rain or shine! Free with park admission Expect the unexpected from Cool Women. Like jazz musicians, the Cool Women will celebrate Mother’s Day and then riff on it to make each reading unique—at turns playful, critical, joyous or elegiac—altogether an epic, organic experience in which the audience shares the risk and surprise. The Cool Women are highly 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.
PICNIC BASKETS ARE AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND! Simply order 24 hours in advance from the Peacock Café and enjoy lunch at your favorite spot in the park. Call (609) 890-6015.
Open until 10pm (enter until 9pm) Tuesday through Saturday
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ANNIVERSARY ARTS PARTY Saturday, June 1, 11am–4pm
Rain or shine! Free with park admission It’s time to party and you’re invited…It’s Grounds For Sculpture’s birthday! Come for the kids workshops. Meet working artists and tour the park with them. There’ll be musical performances throughout the day, free ice cream and cake, and of course, everyone’s favorite, the peacock-calling contest. Don’t miss this annual blow-out!!! AW
BEGINNER YOGA Saturday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30am–12pm
FUSED GLASS DESIGNS Saturday, June 8, 10am–5pm
Create your own fused glass artwork in this one-day intensive workshop! Using Jo Yarrington’s installations in the Museum Building to stimulate your own creativity, design an image on a 6” glass square using powered glass frit as “paint.” All work will be fired and available for pick-up at GFS. Fee includes all materials needed for the workshop. Instructor: Leanne Purkis. $85 Members; $95 Non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
THE PRINCETON FESTIVAL PREVIEW Sunday, June 9, 2pm
Back by popular demand! New and advanced students will 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. Offered in partnership with The Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio. $60 Members; $70 NonMembers. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
Free with park admission A very special GFS engagement! The Princeton Festival, known for productions of the highest artistic caliber, presents a group of their professional artists in an informal recital of beloved opera arias and treasured Broadway tunes. If you like what you hear, don’t miss their highlighted cabaret performance during the festival season this month. Visit princetonfestival.org for more information.
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND at GFS June 14-16 BBQ at the Peacock Cafe THE DEB CALLAHAN BAND Sunday, June 16, 12–4pm Friday, June 14, 7:30pm. Rain or shine! Stop off at the Gazebo Grill for all-American BBQ favorites, CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD:
If you like blues, soul, and good old fashioned rock and roll, don’t miss this night. Likened to Bonnie Raitt, Deb has shared the stage with legends like Buddy Guy, Billy Preston, and Guitar Shorty. All tickets $12. Purchase in advance by calling (609) 586-0616 and park admission is waived. Enjoy al fresco dining at the Gazebo before the show. Seating begins at 5pm. Reserve by calling (609) 890-6015. For more info visit debcallahanband.com. FW
CREATE-A-CREATURE Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm
Create your own fun and crazy creatures! Students will study Dana Stewart’s beasts and develop their own fantastical creatures. Using colored modeling clay, they’ll fashion their own beast to bring home. Instructor: Andrea Fiori. $5 materials fee; please pay at the workshop. Park admission required.
OPERA NJ SPRING CONCERT Sunday, June 23, 3pm
Free with park admission Back by popular demand, the renowned Opera New Jersey presents their annual musical theater summer concert at GFS! Featuring classic and contemporary numbers by the talented members of their summer opera season, GFS invites you to come experience this fun performance.
plus plenty of ice-cold brews for dad. Park admission required, Café fees apply.
DANCE WITH SCULPTURE Sunday, June 16, 1 – 3pm Free with park admission Back by popular demand! For ten years, the lithe and graceful dancers of MM2 Modern Dance Company have been wowing crowds at GFS with their improvisational performances. Their Dances with Sculpture seem to take place spontaneously, as dancers interact organically with sculpture and landscape. You never know where a performance might pop up!
A POETS’ INVITATIONAL Sunday, June 30, 2pm
Calling all area poets, writers, musicians, or any combination of the above. This is your chance to speak out and shine. Come debut your newest work at GFS at one of the most popular events of the season. Read and perform to empathetic ears. Then hear what your friendly peers have to say! Reading spaces are limited; to reserve your place, call (609) 586-0616.
CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD:
B.D. LENZ Friday, June 28, 7:30pm. Rain or shine!
One of the hottest up and coming contemporary jazz guitarists around, B.D. Lenz has released multiple albums and his music has been featured on over 100 television shows globally for MTV, VH1, A&E, Comedy Central, USA, and Spike. Don’t miss this one-night engagement! All tickets $12. Purchase in advance by calling (609) 586-0616 and park admission is waived. Enjoy al fresco dining at the Gazebo before the show. Seating begins at 5pm. Reserve by calling (609) 890-6015. More information at bdlenz.com.
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Photo by Marie Labbancz
CELEBRATE PI-DAY! March 12-March 14
Albert Einstein was born on March 14th— 3.14—the numeric equivalent of Pi. Come to Rat’s March 12, 13, and 14 (Princeton celebrates with their annual Geek-Freak weekend, 3/8-10) and honor Einstein’s birthday with $3.14 drinks and appetizer specials during lunch and dinner!
COMEDY NIGHT Friday, March 8, 8:30pm
Local comic celebrity Helene Angley visits for another night of raucous laughs! With a talented line up of well-seasoned comics who have shined on television and on stages throughout the tristate area, this is a night of fun for adults only (21+). Advance tickets (by March 7) $25; $35 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 your food bill (beverages not included). Advanced purchase tickets are non-refundable. For reservations please call (609) 584-7800. Helene performs again at GFS on Friday, April 26. See page 14.
“GOOSE VS. GRAPES” ULTIMATE THROW DOWN Thursday, March 21, 6pm
Goose Island Brewery challenges our resident wine guru Alan Hallmark to an epic battle of food, beer, and wine pairings. You are the judge as Executive Chef Shane Cash wows with his amazing cuisine and the boys pair it up with craft brews and interesting wines. For information, pricing and reservations please call (609) 584-7800.
VICTORY BREWING CO. BEER DINNER Thursday, April 11, 6pm
Victory Brewing Co. joins us for a second time to showcase their award-winning and local craft beers. Executive Chef Shane Cash will present a seasonal five-course tasting menu paired with selections from Victory’s Brewmaster. If you’re not a fan of Victory yet, you will be after this great event. For information, pricing, and reservations, please call (609) 584-7800.
WINE BLENDING PARTY Wednesday, April 24, 6pm
Join the always-fun wine maker, Cameron Stark, of Unionville Vineyards and Executive Chef Shane Cash for this interactive evening of great food and the art of wine blending. Reserve your spot to learn wine blending from a master and try your hand at this very important component of wine making. Who knows? Maybe Cam will use your blend in his next release! For information, pricing, and reservations, please call (609) 584-7800. Please note: this is a communal style seated event due to its interactive nature.
4TH ANNUAL WILD MUSHROOM & BURGUNDY DINNER Thursday, May 16, 6pm
Our most popular wine dinner! Spring is for wild mushrooms. Match them with the great wines of Burgundy and you have the perfect marriage. Join us for this very 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.
“NUEVO LATINO” CUISINE, RUM, AND CIGARS Friday, June 14, 6pm
Join Executive Chef Shane Cash as he teams up with Executive Chef William Zuchman of Philadelphia’s spectacular Alma De Cuba to present a night of “Nuevo Latino” cuisine. Start your summer by sampling fine rums and dining on a magnificent menu featuring Cuban and Latino cuisine. Finish the night with your very own hand-rolled cigar by Tony Santana Cigar Company and the sultry music of Arturo Romay. For information, pricing, and reservations please call (609) 584-7800.
THE HALLMARK WINE SERIES At Toad Hall Shop & Gallery Fridays, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21 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 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) 586-7800 to reserve your spot.
SCHEDULE MARCH Sparkling Wines of the World APRIL Beer 101 or “Wait No Lager, This Will Cure What Ales Ya” MAY Burgundy Demystified JUNE Ruby and Tawny Port– Dessert Pairings that are Marriages made in Heaven
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FOR YOUR MOST PERFECT PARTY
LOOK NO FURTHER THAN GFS
Photo by Marie Labbancz Carlos Dorrien, The Nine Muses, 1990-1997, granite, 132 x 240 x 360 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
Have your cake and eat it, too
Finally, a meeting to look forward to
Your wedding day (or party) needs to be special and memorable for all the right reasons. If the idea of a stuffy ball-room and wall-to-wall carpet brings you down, come see why we’re one of the most highly sought wedding destinations in the region.
Savvy businesses of all sizes choose GFS for corporate retreats, team-building, and planning sessions. Whether you’re coming to work or play, it’s the perfect reward for a job well done. Imagine morning sessions with a gorgeous view…lunch served on the terrace overlooking the koi pond…a teambuilding “sculpture hunt” to get your staff thinking on their feet and working together…and a closing session to one of the most inspired days you’ve had. All topped off with happy hour on the patio at Rat’s Restaurant, known for its magnificent views and hand-crafted cocktails.
Gorgeous spaces indoors and out. Playful elegance and beauty around every turn. Award-winning caterers. Personal attention to every detail. Oh, and the magnificent art… over 270 works in the outdoor collection and a beautifully manicured landscape, ensuring all your pictures will be perfect.
For a tour of our rental facilities, information about our main and break-out rooms, or to schedule your company event, call us today. (609) 584-7800, opt.2.
Begin planning your dream wedding and call us today. (609) 586-0616, x. 211.
DECISIONS, DECISIONS… EVENT LOCATIONS AT GFS
The Main Hall…easily our largest indoor space, studded with art, gorgeous park views and every amenity you need The East Gallery…expansive state-of-the-art space showcasing art and overlooking the “secret hedgerooms” Rat’s Restaurant…brimming with romance, fine furnishings, and exquisite service, a true dining destination Toad Hall Gallery…adjacent to Rat’s Restaurant, this intimate gallery space lends sophistication to every event The Nine Muses…our most popular in-park location for wedding and civil union ceremonies The Acer Courtyard…lovely shaded grove of Japanese maples trees strung with twinkling fairy lights The Gazebo…overlooking the Lotus Pond, with stone terrace and two-story view, all in the heart of the park
Receive event guides like this electronically by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the PRINTED CODE on the back cover of this event guide. You’ll be helping us take a step toward sustainability and be among the first to receive this information which means you’ll have first dibs on programs that always sell out! Please be sure to add email@example.com to your address book so you get our messages!
GFS is just a click away and there’s lots of ways to stay in touch. Visit us online at www.groundsforsculpture.org. There, you can sign up for our e-newsletter and get regular updates about what’s new and happening at the park. You can also “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out our Pinterest page. Rob Fisher, Windjammer, 1998, stainless steel, 120 x 192 x 192 inches, Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo by Zach Teris for dmhphotographer.com
CONNECT WITH US
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) 586-0616, x. 224. 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 Education Associate at (609) 586-0616, x. 213. 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.
Photo by Marisa Rebecca for dmhphotographer.com
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.
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 Karma 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 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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