Happy New Year from Franconia Sculpture Park! In the dark, cold days of winter, we at Franconia look forward to the infusion of warmth and community that comes with our first big event of the new year: The Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour! Welcome to the first of a two-part blog feature leading up to […]

Leticia Bajuyo came to Franconia Sculpture Park in the fall as a 2017 Open Studio Fellow. Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Leticia spent most of her childhood across the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. She received her MFA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2001 and her BFA from the University of Notre Dame in […]

Based in Minneapolis, Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, (Dream the Combine) are a powerful pair who have been creating public art and gallery installations together for several years and recently celebrated the creation and installation of Clearing, their 2017 FSP/Jerome Fellowship project at Franconia Sculpture Park. Clearing consists of a series of large mirrors installed […]

Minneapolis-based artist Thomas Putzier began work on Our Crazy Baby, Sugar Shack as a 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship artist. Thomas has been working diligently over the past year to complete this ambitious sculpture/architectural feat; his largest project of his career thus far. At first impression, the 26-foot tall structure appears austere and a bit ominous, but […]

Thomas Matsuda, MA, infuses Buddhist teachings with elemental forces of water, fire, wood, earth, and metal into his large-scale public sculpture and performances. Born in Connecticut and now living in Massachusetts, Thomas has also spent time living with the Diné Navajo in Arizona and lived for thirteen years in Japan during which he apprenticed under […]

This year we welcomed Open Studio Fellow Nick Rivers to create Corpus Machina, a new sculpture that has become the site of an extended sensory deprivation experience for the Minneapolis-based artist here at Franconia Sculpture Park. Born in 1983, Nick is a 2016 MFA graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) where […]

  Last week we featured the first of two new sculpture projects created for the Horst M. Rechelbacher Pollinator Project, a new partnership between the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, The University of Minnesota Bee Lab, and Franconia Sculpture Park. The partnership is an interdisciplinary effort to support pollinator health at the Horst M. Rechelbacher Organic Farm in Osceola, […]