Tag Archives: Arts Learning

How Sculpture Learns

What would you do given a box of matches, a toy firetruck, a reflector, a small rock, a tire, a plastic cellphone, a 1.7 oz bottle of alcohol, and a single strand of hair? Our spring residents have the answer! The White House is filling up with artists from across the country: so far we have Minnesota’s […]

One Stunner of a Summer

The birds are chirping, the mud is thawing, the grass is greening, and we at Franconia Sculpture Park are preparing for a bustling, event-filled summer. We have an event just about every weekend May through September that include awesome activities like music, sculpture-making, hot metal pours and more. Curious about what you’ll find this summer? Keep reading! For […]

Give ’em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle ’em

If you’ve visited the park recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the large black and white sculpture that *DAZZLES* the eye as it seems to change shape and transform right before you. Here’s everything you need to know about Dazzle and the man behind the curtain, Chris Manzione.  What is your creative process like when you are making sculpture? […]

Art in Rural Communities – It Matters

Franconia provides fee-free arts learning activities for rural youth filling a void made by the changes to creative learning and arts experiences in rural communities. The arts do matter and Franconia can provide part of the missing link.

You here, Deer?

This past summer, after an almost 10-year hiatus, Mike Calway-Fagen returned to Fanconia.  In 2005, he spent the summer at Franconia as an intern artist, creating a piece of work titled Dividing Line. This time around he was a part of our Open Studio Fellowship Program.  His pyramid made out of taxidermied deers is unlike any other […]

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Over the holiday season I visited family back East and as we made our way through some iconic New York City art institutions we happened upon this spectacular installation by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi. Remember that name? Olujimi was one of the 2014 FSP/Jerome Fellows who made a BIG impact.  If you’ve ventured into the newly […]

Will You Be Franconia’s Valentine?

A Cupola Updates Some Sculpture Park Scoop: 2014 was a fantastic year here at the Park and we’re eager to tell you all about it in this video; Deadlines for many of our artist opportunities are quickly approaching: Fellows and Intern Artists, get those applications in ASAP! (Hot Metal Artists you have a little extra time); Longtime alum Bobby […]