Saugerties celebrates International Sculpture Day with a monthlong series of village- and townwide sculpture exhibitions by artists who live or work in Saugerties and its environs. International Sculpture Day (ISDay) is a worldwide event celebrated on the last Saturday in April to further the goals of the International Sculpture Center to “advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its vital, unique contribution to society.” Throughout the month of April, Saugerties will join hundreds of artists, organizations and institutions in more than 20 countries in celebrating sculpture. This second annual townwide celebration will showcase outdoor and indoor sculpture in all media. For more information about International Sculpture Day, visit www.sculpture.org/isday.
The show is curated by Jen Dragon, director of Cross Contemporary Art at 99 Partition Street in Saugerties. The sculptors participating in this year’s “ISDay: Saugerties” exhibition throughout the village include Colin Chase, Michael Ciccone, Susan Spencer Crowe, Stuart Farmery, Lorrie Fredette, Adrian Frost, Barbara Gordon, William Greenwood, Jan Harrison, Kenichi Hiratsuka, Alex Kveton, Ian Laughlin, Iain Machell, Susan Mastrangelo, Lowell Miller, Tony Moore, Ze’ev Willy Neumann, Shelley Parriott, Gustav Pedersen, Debra Priestly, David Provan, Christy Rupp, Judy Sigunick, Nadine Slowik, the estate of Jan Sawka, the estate of Jeffrey Schiller, Alison Slon, Melissa Stern, Christina Tenaglia, Grace Bakst Wapner, Millicent Young, Fay Wood and more.
“ISDay: Saugerties” opens on Saturday, April 7 with a reception for the artists from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cross Contemporary Art at 99 Partition Street. The exhibition will run through April 30. The gallery’s spring hours are Friday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment at (845) 247-3122.
“ISDay: Saugerties” is sponsored by the Town of Saugerties, the Village of Saugerties, Bella Luna Restaurant, Kylie’s Sweet Shoppe and Gelateria, the Tavern at Diamond Mills, Cross Contemporary Art, Emerge Gallery and Art Space, 11 Jane Street Art and the Kiersted House.