Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Art on the Farm

Hey, Friends.

Happy Fourth of July!  And Happy Tuesday to the rest of the world! I hope you're having a good day, wherever you may be.

I went to the parade in Hyde Park earlier this morning, and I'll be going to see the fireworks down by the river this evening. Earlier this afternoon, however, I went to see an outdoor sculpture exhibit with my Mom.  Art on the Farm

I'm a bit embarrassed to say that this was the first time I had ever been to Vassar Farm or the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.  I drive past the entrance on the way to work every day, but had never gone in to explore.

So what prompted me to go today?

Well, last week I noticed a big orange thing on one of the fields as I was sitting at a traffic light on the way to work.  It was just far enough away that I couldn't figure out if it was a sculpture or some kind of fancy new watering system.  I was intrigued.  I asked around and found out it was some sort of art display, but nobody really seemed to have any details about it.  Eventually a banner went up with the information.  (See the link above!)

It's really pretty cool.  I had to take pictures, of course.

Staged by Jean Brennan -- Beacon, New York

Starting From Scratch by Ed Benavente -- Beacon, New York

Angelina by Dick Crenson -- Pleasant Valley, New York

Lifecycle of an Idea by Julian Mackinnon -- New Paltz, New York

Cactus by Carl Grieco -- Hyde Park, New York

Man is an Island by Richard Marx -- Hyde Park, New York

Translogical Corner by Robert Parker -- Walton, New York

The Endless Picnic Tables, Then and Now by Chris Oliver -- Ithaca, New York

King Belotes by Jack Rusinek -- Marlboro, New York

Hoe Down by Peter Schlemowitz -- Beacon, New York

This would be "Whirly", but there seems to be a technical difficulty.

You Can't Find This on the Internet by Madeleine Cichy -- Ithaca, New York

Anomaly by Antonella Piemontese -- Beacon, New York

Walking on Eggshells by Anita Fina Kiewra -- Verbank, New York

Thunderhoof by Dave Channon -- Shandaken, New York

Wind Chapel by Nancy Steinson -- Beacon, New York

Setting Sun by Tom Holmes -- Greeley, Pennsylvania

The last one is a very bad picture.  I had to take it from the car at a traffic light.  That is the piece that lured me in to begin with.  

I would encourage everyone to go see this.  The pictures don't do the pieces justice.  It's an easy walk, and the farm is very pretty.  I'll definitely be going back since I had no idea there were so many nature trails on the property as well.  

And I had to take some random pictures while I was there.



Not that I'm playing favorites or anything, but this was really cool.  Walking through the trees to the giant mushrooms.  Made me think of Alice in Wonderland.

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