Category Park Update

Spotlight on Soundscapes: Bill Klaila

Bill Klaila, who joined us this spring from Minneapolis, was one of our 2017 FSP/Jerome Fellows. On Bill’s first day at the park, he recalls that “there were over 200 people visiting Franconia. That ramped up my motivation considerably.” A common theme in Bill’s body of work is the idea of evolving an artwork over […]

Looking Back at this Spring’s Arts in Rural Places

On June 6th, we wrapped up this year’s Arts in Rural Places program here at Franconia. This year, the program was designed to combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with arts learning in order to help students strengthen their associations between art-making and the world around them. The incorporation of STEM really resonated with […]

Spotlight on Asia Ward’s Solar Tree

At night, in the open country or the mountains, when there is a clear sky and a full moon, the landscape becomes flattened, and all details are reduced to simple and distinct layers of neutral colors. My work explores the surreal dimensional shifts of landscape through time and light, and is shaped by my memories […]

Shanice Jackson Ellison: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellow

When I was younger, I would explore the strip of trees behind my house multiple times a day. It wasn’t a very large area, so I would see the same rocks, the same mushrooms, and the same leftover refuse from previous visitors. However, each trip would feel like a new adventure. Between the walls made […]

2017 Valentines Day Iron Pour

In today’s day and age, with the ability to get anything at the click of a button or a drive to the store, we are less aware of where our possessions come from and how they come into being. One process often used in production is the casting of objects from molds. Franconia Sculpture Park’s […]

Spotlight’s on Lu Xu’s Living Sculpture!

In 1950, at the eve of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Liang Sicheng, the nation’s leading architect, proposed to Mao a plan for the new Beijing city, which divided it into three function-orientated districts and located the central government west to the old Beijing city. The plan prioritized the city’s efficiency, allowed […]

Last call, Fall interns!

We are in the final stretch of our 2016 season, and so are our fall interns, with only about a week left to finish their BIG, BIG sculptures! Where are you coming from and what were you doing? I am coming from Easton, Maryland by way of St. Mary’s College of Maryland where I graduated from in May […]