Sculpturenow at The Mount

    Tue, Jun 4 - Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    Times: dawn to dusk

    Venue: The Mount

    2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA 01240

    Contact:

    Ann Jon

    annjon@bcn.net

    413 623 2068

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    George Rickey, Jonathan Prince, Tim Prentice, and Richard Erdman to show in 2013 SculptureNow Exhibit at The Mount (Lenox, MA)This summer, The Mount--the spectacular home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, Mass.--will serve as the site for the SculptureNow 2013 exhibit. This year's show will feature 24 nationally acclaimed artists, including George Rickey, Jonathan Prince, Tim Prentice, and Richard Erdman. The annual outdoor exhibit will open on June 4 and will continue through October 31, 2013. Admission to the exhibit is free with admission to The Mount. The 40-acre historic Mount property, widely recognized for its exquisite architectural and landscape design, will serve as the setting for 24 pieces selected by a SculptureNow jury. Both organizations recognize the unique opportunity presented by this collaboration to showcase contemporary art in a historical setting. "We are thrilled to host this year's SculptureNow exhibit at The Mount," said Susan Wissler, The Mount's executive director. "Showcasing the work of contemporary artists in such a special historic setting is a magical mix. The exhibit will undoubtedly draw new audiences to The Mount, and we know it will captivate our regular visitors in fresh and exciting ways." "The magnificent landscape at The Mount is an amazing "green gallery" said Ann Jon, SculptureNow's Executive Director. "Sculptors and visitors alike are raving about this collaboration of art, history and nature." "I am always interested in sharing my work with the community, and without question,The Mount is one of the most beautiful spots for that to happen in The Berkshires." said artist Jonathan Prince. Represented artists include Peter Barrett, Paulette Carr, Murray Dewart, Steven Dono, Richard Erdman, Gene & Susan Flores, Susan Flores, Drew Goerlitz, Matt Harding, Ann Jon, Thomas Matsuda, Gary Orlinsky, Tim Prentice, Jonathan Prince, George Rickey, Henry Royer, Antoinette Schultze, Leon Smith, Gunnar Theel, Michael Thomas, Robin Tost, Bob Turan, and Allen Williams. The exhibit will also feature a collaborative sculpture by art students from Pittsfield High School. Richard Erdman, whose work will be featured in the exhibit, said: "As a sculptor working in bronze and stone, I believe natural outdoor settings are the ideal placement for any large work. The magnificent rolling landscape and formal gardens of The Mount offers a splendid backdrop that resonates the essence of the sculpture's open, flowing form, the purity of bronze and its lively patina. I am pleased to exhibit my sculpture at this great estate where the confluence of art, nature and historical context are so well endowed." For high-resolution photos, please contact Ann Jon at annjon@bcn.net. The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, MA. Starting May 4, the property will be open daily to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Standard admission is $18 per person, with discounts offered to seniors, students, and other special guests. A Grounds Pass is available for $12. For more information, visit EdithWharton.org or call 413-551-5111. About SculptureNow Founded in 1998, SculptureNow aims to expand the knowledge of art in general, and sculpture in particular, in the Berkshires through exhibitions, presentations and workshops. Besides producing an annual juried exhibit at selected locations in the Berkshire region, SculptureNow offers sculpture tours and hands-on workshops to students in our community. Each year, for 16 years, SculptureNow has presented works by 16-32 local, national and international sculptors. Our juried shows have been sited at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and in the streets and parks of Becket, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Housatonic, Lenox, Lee and Stockbridge. SculptureNow is a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 public charity. For additional information about both SculptureNow please visit sculpturenow.org. About The Mount: The Mount is both a historic site and a cultural destination inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton. Designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902, the house embodies the principles outlined in her influential book, The Decoration of Houses (1897). The property includes three acres of formal gardens designed by Wharton, who was also an authority on European landscape design, surrounded by extensive woodlands. Today, The Mount hosts over 25,000 visitors annually. We offer daily tours of the property May-October with special events throughout the year. Our annual summer programming includes Wharton on Wednesdays, Music After Hours, and the popular Monday Lecture Series. Exhibitions explore themes from Wharton's life and work. For additional information about both Edith Wharton and the Mount please visit EdithWharton.org.

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