J. J. Newberry, the former “five-and-dime” on Main Street in Saugerties that functions as an antiques market these days, hosts an opening reception on Saturday, March 30 for the ISDay Saugerties Sculpture Show. International Sculpture Day, or “ISDay,” is an annual celebration held worldwide on the last Saturday of April with the purpose of furthering public understanding of sculpture and its contribution to contemporary society.
Saugerties recognizes ISDay each April with a monthlong sculpture exhibition by artists who live or work in Saugerties or the surrounding areas. This year’s third annual event showcases sculptural installation art, ceramics, metalwork and woodwork and is curated by Cross Contemporary Art and 11 Jane Street. Participating sculptors include Colin Chase, Stuart Farmery, Robin Glassman, Heather Hutchison, Alex Kveton, Ian Laughlin, Iain Machell, Lowell Miller, Debra Priestly, David Provan, Christy Rupp, Christopher Skura, Nadine Slowik and Joseph Zito.
The show remains on view through April 28. The opening takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
ISDay Saugerties Sculpture Show opening, Saturday, Mar. 30, 5-8 p.m., J. J. Newberry, 236 Main St., Saugerties, (845) 399-9751, https://bit.ly/2JDXKyu