The Carriage Barn Arts Center has partnered with the New Canaan Land Trust to create the New Canaan Sculpture Trail, an exhibition that celebrates Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. By joining art and nature, this inaugural outdoor art installation promises to connect residents and visitors to our natural surroundings.
The New Canaan Sculpture Trail features eight juried outdoor sculptures, installed at six New Canaan Land Trust preserves, the front lawn of the New Canaan Town Hall, and the courtyard of the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park. Each sculpture was evaluated by its ability to respond to the geography of the individual properties while meeting the criteria of being visually engaging, interactive, and distinctive. The mediums of the art are varied -- including a series of steel frames holding acrylic sheets, welded steel, wood, rocks and even a fallen, "Upcycled" tree harvested from one of the Land Trust preserves.
Participating artists include Thomas S. Berntsen of Norwalk, CT; Gilbert Boro of Old Lyme, CT; Joe Chirchirillo of North Bennington, VT; Carlos Davila of Bridgeport, CT; Christopher Kaczmarek of New York, NY; Elizabeth Knowles of New York, NY and William Thielen of Illinois; Anthony Heinz May of Brooklyn, NY; and Matthius Neumann of Brooklyn, N.Y. Learn more at https://sculpture.newcanaanlandtrust.org/
New Canaan Sculpture Trail has been made possible by the generous support of the Harlan and Lois Anderson Foundation, which serves as the lead sponsor for the exhibition. Their sponosrhip, along with three contributing sponsors -- Stuart Higley Foundation, AP Construction, and the Town of New Canaan -- will help cover the costs of artist stipends, property preparation, maintenance, and promotional expenses. Serendipity is the Media Sponsor.
About the New Canaan Land Trust
For more than half a century, the New Canaan Land Trust has worked to build a healthier and greener New Canaan by protecting and stewarding New Canaan’s natural resources. By engaging the community in programs, workshops, and other events, NCLT fosters a connection between people and their natural surroundings and instills a conservation ethic in the New Canaan community. For more, visit newcanaanlandtrust.org.