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50 Artists in Three Parks

Centennial Visions

50 Artists in Three Parks

*Cornish, NH, Woodstock, VT, and Springfield, MA, May 2016* — In
celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the New
England Sculptors Association has joined with three national parks —
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National
Historical Park, and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site — to
create a major exhibition of contemporary sculpture. The exhibit runs all
summer from June 4 through August 22, 2016.

Each park will have an opening event for the exhibit. The Opening at
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP in Woodstock, Vermont, will be on Saturday,
June 4th in conjunction with Trek to Taste (www.trektotaste.info). As part
of the event, the park’s curator will offer a walking tour of the exhibit
starting at 10:30 am and welcome ceremony for the artists will take place
at 2:00 pm.

The Opening Reception at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish,
New Hampshire, will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 4–6 pm. Visitors can
stroll the grounds and the indoor gallery to view each sculpture. Light
refreshments will be served.

The Opening Reception at Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts,
will be on Saturday, June 18 from 2-4 pm in conjunction with the park’s
popular *Armory Day event *which includes an evolution of firearms blank
firing, military encampment, and other festivities.

An accompanying exhibition catalog will be available at all three parks and
online, and will feature maps to locate the sculptures and descriptions of
each work of art.

The theme of the centennial is “Find Your Park” and in considering which
sculptures to submit for the exhibit, the sculptors thought about how the
parks influenced their art and have enriched American culture for all these
years.

“This exhibit celebrates the variety of artistic expression — how nature,
industry and art combine to inspire and intrigue us today, just as they did
one hundred years ago,” said Henry Duffy, Ph.D., curator at Saint-Gaudens.
“Visitors will see both figurative and abstract sculptures made from
materials including marble, granite, bronze, metal, steel, porcelain,
alabaster and recycled objects.”

NESA’s established sculptors and emerging artists continually strive for
new creative interpretations that engage viewers — encouraging them to
experience new ideas and bring about change.

“We are delighted to partner with these three national parks and
participate in their centennial celebration,” added William Bloomfield,
president of NESA. “I know that all of our member artists whose work is on
display this summer, myself included, feel honored to be selected to
exhibit in these beautiful and historic locations.”

Artists exhibiting at Saint-Gaudens NHS include: David Adilman, Michael
Alfano, Thomas Berger, William Bloomfield, Kathleen Brennan, Bob Clyatt,
Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, Valerie Deveraux, Nancy Diefenbach, Carol
Driscoll, Kevin Duffy, Larry Elardo, Arlene Fins, Yetti Frenkel, Leslie
Fry, Catherine Irvine, Stacy Latt Savage, Madeleine Lord, Valery Mahuchy,
Fred Manasse, Judith Morton, Gary Rathmell, Antoinette Schultze, Karin
Stanley and Alan Weinstein.

Artists exhibiting at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP include: Anne
Alexander, Gregory Barry, Thomas Berger, William Bloomfield, Bob Clyatt,
Jeffrey Cooper, Valerie Deveraux, Nancy Diefenbach, Larry Elardo,Leslie
Fry, Madeleine Lord, Valery Mahuchy, Susan Neet Goodwin, Gary Orlinsky,
Gary Rathmell, Antoinette Schultze, Karin Stanley, Steve Storch and Carolyn
Wirth.

Artists exhibiting at Springfield Armory NHS include: Gilbert Boro, Jeffrey
Cooper, Shawn Farrell, Leslie Fry, Douglass Gray, Stacy Latt Savage, and
Gary Rathmell.

For more information about visiting the parks and details of the
exhibition, including a full exhibit guide, visit the parks’ websites at:
Saint-Gaudens NHS www.nps.gov/saga, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
www.nps.gov/mabi and Springfield Armory NHS www.nps.gov/spar.

*About Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site*

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site preserves the home, collections,
gardens and studio of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), one of America’s
greatest sculptors. The park holds the largest museum collection of
Saint-Gaudens artwork in the world, interprets Saint-Gaudens public
monuments in large cities around the United States, and interprets the
Cornish Colony of artists which formed around Saint-Gaudens in New
Hampshire. http://www.nps.gov/saga

*About Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park*

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller was home to pioneer 19th century
conservationists George Perkins Marsh and Frederick Billings and 20th
century conservationists Mary and Laurance S. Rockefeller. The park was
established to explore the history and evolution of conservation and
demonstrate contemporary stewardship practices. The park is also home to
the Stewardship Institute. http://www.nps.gov/mabi

*About Springfield Armory National Historic Site *For nearly two centuries,
Springfield Armory was the center of innovation for the US Armed Forces and
American industry. Started in 1794, as the first armory in the United
States, weapons designed and manufactured at Springfield Armory were in the
hands of the American military in every major conflict since the War of
1812. Today, Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the
critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting
the world’s largest historic US military small arms collection, along with
historic archives, buildings, and landscapes. www.nps.gov/spar

*About the New England Sculptors Association*

Founded in 1948, the New England Sculptors Association is one of the
leading sculpture organizations in the country. Its juried members work in
a variety of media including stone, metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and
recycled objects. NESA welcomes emerging artists and students (with a
special student rate) as well as established sculptors. NESA creates
exhibitions and collaborates with partners to co-sponsor exhibits,
workshops, and events that advance the understanding and appreciation of
sculpture. Our members’ work is featured in National Parks, museums,
galleries, universities, and other indoor/outdoor venues. To learn more
about NESA and view the gallery of our members’ work, visit our website:
www.nesculptors.org.

WCCA TV Captures the 2015 Food Truck Festival in WORCESTER

2015 Food Truck Festival has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/FOODTRUCK2015

On June 20, 2015, Fathers Day Weekend, the 4th Annual Food Truck Festival rolled into Elm Park in Worcester and WCCA TV was there. Anne-Marie Aigner, Executive Producer of the Food Truck Festival describes how festival featured more than 20 of the region’s most popular food trucks serving up a variety of fan favorites, including local seafood, BBQ, whoopee pies and much more. Check out the Fathers Day Shout Outs from the locals as well!

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