This Virtual Exhibition Series is highlighting selected works from the 2007 and 2008 Current exhibitions. Each show brought together an eclectic assortment of sculptures by accomplished artists in a variety of mediums. The natural geographic beauty of each site provided an aesthetic interplay unique to each sculpture and each sculpture made its own statement about its relationship to nature. There was an overall sense of peace and calm that permeated the atmosphere throughout the exhibitions. Current was a much anticipated annual event until 2014.
To learn more about these participating artists and their work, please visit their websites by clicking on their images.
Current, an exciting and ambitious Art Center production, was conceived and launched by project co-chairs Carinda Swann and Maryann Syrek in 2007, along with tremendous support from Art Center staff and volunteers. It was all hands on deck! A 10-week summer sculpture exhibition for large scale outdoor works to be exhibited at landmark sites within the riverfront towns of Garrison and Cold Spring. The purpose of this exhibition was two-fold: to host a community-wide project that brought artists’ works of national and international distinction to our community and to raise monies for Garrison Art Center’s Gillette Scholarship Fund. The Gillette Scholarship Fund, to this day, is available to deserving artists of any age for classes and workshops, including summer programs. Current, 2007, totaling 54 sculptures in all, included four Garrison sites: on the riverfront grounds of Boscobel, through the woodland paths of the historic former home of designer Russel Wright at Manitoga, in the meadows of the Desmond-Fish Library, and along the riverbanks of Garrison’s Landing, home to Garrison Art Center. Current, 2008 added the additional site of Cold Spring Waterfront.