LIGHTSCAPES project puts creativity of Hudson Valley artists on display


Monday, 3/30/2015 5:09pm

In February, Historic Hudson Valley put out a call for local artists to submit proposals for original sculptures to become part of LIGHTSCAPES 2015 at Van Cortlandt Manor. Artists were asked to create pieces with a fantastical springtime theme and to incorporate recycled or re-purposed materials if possible.

The respondents did not disappoint. They submitted nearly 50 designs with breathtaking creativity.

The tough task of choosing the winning designs fell to a panel of experts from Historic Hudson Valley and area arts organizations, who reviewed submissions based on artistic merit, creative use of recycled/repurposed materials, relation to the landscape and identity of Van Cortlandt Manor, and the potential to incorporate creative lighting.

In the end the panel chose six sculptures -- three "small" (4- to 8-feet tall) and three large (10- to 14-feet tall), which are now coming to life in studios all around the Lower Hudson Valley. 

Curious to see what the artists came up with? Read more about the designs here, and come to LIGHTSCAPES in May to see the new sculptures for yourself!

The LIGHTSCAPES Artist Project is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Historic Hudson Valley administers the project in conjunction with Collaborative Concepts.




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