International Sculpture Day (ISDay) is a worldwide event celebrated on the last Saturday in April in more than 20 countries to further the goals of the International Sculpture Center to “advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its vital, unique contribution to society.” Here in the Hudson Valley, Saugerties is the community that has most enthusiastically embraced ISDay, showcasing both outdoor and indoor sculpture in all media throughout the town for the entire month of April.
As part of the Saugerties ISDay festivities, Cross Contemporary Art, located at 99 Partition Street, will host a marathon live reading this Sunday, April 22 of Emily Wilson’s contemporary translation of Homer’s The Odyssey. Readers will include local poets, artists and actors Josepha Gutelius, Leif Grund, Laura Kopczak, Jon Lee, Ulf Loven, Will Nixon, Guy Reed, Patrick Wadden and Bruce Weber.
Sponsored by Shout Out Saugerties and the Emerge Gallery, the ISDay reading of The Odyssey gets underway at 4 p.m. For more information about this event, call Cross Contemporary Art at (845) 247-3122. For a map of all ISDay sculpture sites in the Village of Saugerties, visit http://bit.ly/isdaysmap.