Summertime is peak season here at Franconia Sculpture Park, with our Music@Franconia series, Kids Make Sculpture workshops, scratch block workshops and Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour, the Hot Metal Resident Artist Pour, and more visitors than any other time of the year! Meet the crew that keeps us going through our hottest time of the year: […]

Temperatures have been hot so far this summer, but its about to get even hotter here at Franconia, 2,700° in fact. That’s right, it’s that time once again for the annual Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour here at Franconia Sculpture Park! This summer marks the 21st year of the event, with an iron pour having taken […]

Jordan Rosenow and April Martin arrived at Franconia this summer as an FSP/Jerome fellow and an Open Studio fellow respectively. Jordan, hailing from Minnesota, and April, visiting from Canada, worked collaboratively on a sculpture and live performance, both titled We Move Still. The work not only incorporates steel and blue debris netting, but also lists […]

In 2005, New York artist Zaq Landsberg purchased two acres in a remote Utah desert for $610 off of eBay. After venturing out to the land that summer, Landsberg and a few friends who would become the first Zaqistani citizens declared independence from the United States and founded the Republic of Zaqistan. Ten years later, […]

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 […]

    “…the wings are without their bodies, suspending and strained from movement they have different connotations about our contemporary issues as a society in opposition to the human desire of mobilizing life.”   Pedram Baldari was born in 1981 in Kurdistan, Iran. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tehran […]

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 […]