Author Archives: Alyssa

Meet Risa Puno, artist behind Infinite Play

Risa Puno, the Open Studio Fellowship Artist behind the sculpture Infinite Play on exhibition at Franconia, has had a busy couple of months. After finishing her residency at Franconia, she returned to New York City to install The Course of Emotions, a fully-functioning mini-golf course commissioned by the NYC Department of Transportation as part of their […]

New Work by Holly Streekstra and Nathan Coutts @ Casket

In 2011, Franconia Sculpture Park established an urban home at the Casket Arts Community Complex in Northeast Minneapolis, MN, at 1781 Jefferson St. NE. Franconia in the City @ Casket offers an outdoor sculpture exhibition and an indoor gallery space for exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional art. At the start of 2014, Franconia opened a […]

New Sculptures on Exhibition

As autumn approaches, we’re excited to share some of the incredible sculptures that have been made by Franconia artists-in-residence this year. In 2014, we awarded 10 competitive residency fellowships to emerging and mid-career artists from across the country this year. Over the course of the year, the Fellowship Artists were in residence for between three […]

Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour

Heat up your summer and come to Franconia Sculpture Park as it hosts its 18th Annual Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour on Saturday, August 2nd from 10am-8pm. This sizzling experience includes both the opportunity to see professional sculptors create unique metal art and create a mold that will become your own cast iron sculpture. Be sure to join […]

Meet n’ Greet: Summer Intern Artists

The Intern Artist Program at Franconia is very special program, one that provides incredible opportunities to career-bound emerging artists who exhibit a rare cocktail of determination, passion, and ambition at an early stage in their practices. The summer session is a particularly exciting session, as the majority of our Intern Artists are in the middle of […]

We Couldn’t Do It Without You: Volunteer Stories

We’ve got a lot on our plates here at Franconia Sculpture Park. Eight of the next twelve Saturdays are booked with exciting events, from Kids Make Sculpture workshops to the Music @ Franconia concert series to the Community Collaboration Iron Pour to our 2014 Art and Artists Celebration. This summer we’re supporting 41 emerging and […]

Q and A with 2014 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist Torkwase Dyson

Torkwase Dyson arrived at Franconia in the beginning of May with plans to build Site on Site, a sculpture set in to the ground with mirrored surfaces. She planned to use it as a site to make drawings. Three weeks later, she’s installed the first new sculpture of the year. Now titled Site on Sight, […]