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July 2014
Tour
Seward Johnson's Celebrating the Familiar Walk-In Tours
19
Saturdays and Sundays in July
During the month of July, explore sculptures based upon everyday life!
Rat's Event
Dinner and a Stroll - July
22
Tuesday – Thursday, July & August, 5 – 7pm
In the months of July and August, guests can enjoy the park (admission included) and a three-course prix-fixe meal at Rat’s Restaur...
Concert
Gallery Concert: NEW YORK SONGWRITERS CIRCLE
25
Rain or Shine!
Presenting the talent of award-winning and emerging songwriters!
Family
Buskers in the Park
26
Saturday evenings in July and August. Weather Permitting.
We bring the Key West busker (street performer) scene to the sculptural landscape of GFS!
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Creating Abstract Photographs from Sculpture
31
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Create your own unique abstract photographs from existing artwork!
August 2014
Rat's Event
Dinner and a Stroll - August
1
Tuesday – Thursday, July & August, 5 – 7pm
In the months of July and August, guests can enjoy the park (admission included) and a three-course prix-fixe meal at Rat’s Restaur...
Rat's Event
Latin Night at Rat's
1
Friday, August 1 | Seatings at 6pm & 8:15pm
Join in this wildly popular annual fiesta featuring Latin delicacies, dancing and live Salsa music!
Tour
Art in Nature Walk-In Tours
2
Saturdays and Sundays in August
During the month of August, explore sculptures that incorporate nature!
Family Festival
Summer Social Picnic
2
Beat the heat and celebrate summer in our second annual Summer Social Picnic!
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: THE WILLIAMS BOY
8
Rain or Shine!
This Jersey-based singer/songwriter, also known as Matthew-Billy Williams, finds his home in being slightly unconventional.
Family
Tots on Tour! - August 9th
9
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - August 12th
12
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight!
Drama
Backstories: The Minutes Leading Up To Iconic Moments in Art
15
Don’t miss an opportunity to experience this one-time-only theatrical event!
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Grounds for Poetry
16
Rain date August 23
Join local poet Colby Cedar Smith for a day of reading, writing, and discussing poetry that uses visual art as a prompt.
Dance
MM2 Modern Dance presents BREATH
17
7 Choreographers. 7 Dancers. 1 Breath.
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: ALFRED JAMES BAND
22
Rain or Shine!
Cello isn't just for classical music!
Literary
A Retrospective Poets' Invitational
24
Join us for a celebration of poetry based on the visual art of the Seward Johnson: The Retrospective.
September 2014
Peacock Café Event
Labor Day BBQ
1
Kick back and join us at the Gazebo!
Tour
Seward Johson's Icons Revisited Walk-In Tours
6
Saturdays and Sundays in September
During the month of September, explore sculptures based upon Seward Johnson’s icon series!
Peacock Café Event
A Mad Hatter Tea Party
7
Step through the looking glass and into a transformed Acer Courtyard as the Peacock Café presents a “Mad” tea party fo...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - September 9th
9
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight!
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - September 11th
11
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time!
Family
Tots on Tour! - September 13th
13
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Enlarging Your Art with 3D Printing
13
Saturdays, September 13 and 27
Join the 3D revolution!
The 14th Annual Epicurean Palette
14
The premier food and wine event of our region!
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - September 17th
17
Tour the famed Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier!
Family Festival
New Jersey Storytelling Festival
21
Celebrate the art of spoken word as wildly diverse stories are presented all afternoon on four different stages!
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - September 25th
25
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time!
Concert
Gallery Concert: VOICEPLAY
26
Rain or Shine!
Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Writing the Familiar
27
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 and 28
Presented in partnership with Arts Council of Princeton.
Member Event
All about Iron with AbOminOg, Intl.
27
JUST FOR MEMBERS!
In anticipation of the spectacular annual Iron Pour at GFS, join some of the core artists from AbOminOg, Intl. for an informational panel...
October 2014
Film
The Outlet Dance Project: Dance on Film Festival
2
The Outlet Dance Project Celebrates 10 years performing at GFS!
Dance
The Outlet Dance Project: Day of Dance
4
The Outlet Dance Project Celebrates 10 years performing at GFS!
Member Event
New Members Day
5
Welcome to GFS Membership!
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - October 9th
9
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time!
Art Salon
Lisa Baratta & Patrick Strzelec
9
Come learn about the future of arts in academia from this power duo!
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Mold-Making with the Iron Masters
11
Saturdays, October 11, 18, and 25
Hot new workshop (literally)!
Family
Tots on Tour! - October 11th
11
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art.
Concert
Guild for Early Music
12
The Guild for Early Music celebrates a decade of performance at GFS!
Tour
Moonlight Tour and Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
14
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight!
Exhibition Opening
Fall / Winter Opening Reception
17
VIP preview 4 – 6 pm
Join us for the preview of the Fall/Winter Exhibition.
Family
First Look Family Tours
18
10:30am & 11:30am
A special opportunity for Family and Family Plus Members to view our new exhibitions.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Fall Photowalk
22
Join nationally acclaimed photographer Michael S. Miller of Visions Photographic Workshops for a photowalk around Grounds For Sculpture&r...
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - October 23rd
23
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time!
Trips
Day Trip to the Newark Museum
24
Exclusively for Members and Volunteers!
Held in conjunction with Michael Graves exhibition.
Workshop
Family Workshop: Design for the Birds!
25
Decorate a birdhouse in the colorful, geometric style of exhibiting artist, Michael Graves!
November 2014
Family Festival
Iron Pour at GFS
1
Rain date: Sunday, November 2
Led by artists from the AbOmInOg International Arts Collective of Trenton.
Workshop
Scratch Mold Workshop
1
Rain or shine!
Suitable for beginners and students of any skill level.
Art Salon
Nina Levy
6
Reconsider realism with the sculptor of GFS’ Centaur, Nina Levy!
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - November 6th
6
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time!
Family
Tots on Tour! - November 8th
8
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art.
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Hand-blown Glass Ornaments - November 8th
8
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Back by popular demand! No glassblowing experience needed!
Family
Demonstration: Holiday Ornaments
8
1pm, 2pm, & 3pm
Gain inspiration for creating your own ornament for the 2nd annual Have A Ball Contest!
Family
2nd Annual Have A Ball Contest!
9
Winners Announced Saturday, November 29th at our Hello Holidays event!
Family
Storytime in the Galleries
12
Bring the kids for treasured tales and a hands-on art project inspired by this season’s exhibitions.
Dance
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre: A Celebration of Dance, Music, and Art from Spain and Mexico!
16
1pm & 3pm
Join us for the dynamic dance and musical traditions of Spain and Mexico!
Family
Family Workshop: Mexican Folk Art Boxes
16
Before the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre performance...
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
19
Tour the famed Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier!
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - November 20th
20
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time!
Workshop
Adult Workshop: Hand-blown Glass Ornaments - November 22nd
22
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Back by popular demand! No glassblowing experience needed!
Family Festival
Hello Holidays!
29
Start your holiday season at Grounds For Sculpture!
Family
Hello Holidays!
30
Start your holiday season at Grounds For Sculpture!
December 2014
Workshop
Adult Workshop: The Art and Science of Architectural Sketching
6
Saturdays, December 6 and 13
Discover how to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface!
Workshop
Young Artist Workshops: Design Style!
6
Join us for fun-filled children’s workshops based on design!
Family
Storytime in the Galleries
10
Bring the kids for treasured tales and a hands-on art project inspired by this season’s exhibitions.
Art Salon
Seward Johnson
11
Spend time with the visionary founder of Grounds For Sculpture in this rare Art Salon with Seward Johnson.
Concert
Christmas Memories of Bygone Years: A Holiday in Carol and Song
12
Presented by Boheme Opera NJ
Enjoy a sparkling evening of music with Boheme Opera NJ!
Family
Tots on Tour! - December 13
13
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art.
Peacock Café Event
Holiday Cookie Decorating
14
A festive and delicious workshop!