Daily Archives: May 16, 2015

Grounds for Sculpture

The Nine Muses by Carlos Dorrien

The Nine Muses by Carlos Dorrien

If you haven’t been there yet, you are missing out on a real NJ treasure. Conceived and founded by sculptor J. Seward Johnson on the former grounds of the NJ State Fair in Hamilton, it has grown over 30 years into a well-respected art institution – a unique and wonderful blend of art and landscape.

The 42-acre site showcases many outdoor sculptures by well-known artists, including several by Mr. Johnson. Plenty of room for kids to roam and explore. The recently-added East Gallery provides indoor space for art and performances as well.

“In accordance with its mission, Grounds For Sculpture presents visitors with an evolving permanent outdoor collection, seasonal exhibitions, and educational programs designed to facilitate the understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture.”

Ground for sculpture logo smVisit the Grounds for Sculpture website here.


Osprey Talk Next Thursday Evening

osprey-1-IMG_0622Presented by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation
Thursday, May 21, 7:00-8:30 pm at the MEC
$6/person; $5 MEC members. Register here.

Ospreys – those amazing fish-hunting hawks — have made an amazing comeback in the Meadowlands, and all of NJ, after being almost eradicated in the 1970s by the then-legal pesticide DDT. Conserve Wildlife Foundation has been in the thick of that comeback, building nesting platforms, banding Osprey, and monitoring nests statewide. CWF will present a talk and slide show about their work with the Osprey. Sponsored by NJMC and BCAS.