Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on View at Boscobel

Gil Hawkins' sculpture "Hudson River Landscape 2" reflects the beauty and splendor of the Hudson River as seen from Boscobel.

Gil Hawkins’ sculpture ”Hudson River Landscape 2″ reflects the beauty and splendor of the Hudson River as seen from Boscobel.

Boscobel announces an outdoor sculpture exhibition produced in partnership with the Garrison Art Center.

The exhibition, titled CURRENT, was established in 2007 to bring outdoor sculpture to the local and surrounding communities and to raise funds for the Garrison Art Center Gillette Scholarship Fund, making possible financial assistance to children, teens and adults. Its seventh year at Boscobel, CURRENT 2014 features two sculptors, Grace Knowlton and Gil Hawkins, both of whom have works across the Hudson in the collection of Storm King Art Center and Sculpture Park.

Knowlton’s spheres are unlikely dance partners for Boscobel’s fountain that shoots forcefully up out of the pond towering above them a good 50 feet. The spheres are wrought of mesh wire, ceramic and concrete, which invite and expose the marks left behind by passing time.

Hawkins presents a series of totems that are a tribute to the watery landscape of CURRENT that is the powerful Hudson River. Hawkins, a life-long sculptor and teacher, trained at the Art Students League and the Philadelphia College of Art.

CURRENT 2014 runs through Oct. 17, and is included in paid Boscobel admission. Visit Boscobel.org or call 845-265-3638.

Photo courtesy of Boscobel


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