Summer on the Hudson: Art in the Park Potluck Artist Talk
Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Please note: this event was previously scheduled for September 30, 2017.
Meet, greet, and potluck picnic on September 30 with Riverside Park South artist Samantha Holmes to learn about our newest sculpture on display. Attendees are welcome to bring a snack and a soft drink that they would like to enjoy and share. You are welome to bring a blanket to sit on as well as we will gather under the sculpture.
Hell Gate Cairns, a series of stacked stone pillars, or cairns that stand watch over the western coastline of Riverside Park. By focusing on the forms of natural stone, the piece draws attention to the boulders that line the waterfront, remnants of the great earthmoving projects of the 20th century that cleared the city’s waterways, including the perilous “Hell Gate”. The monument’s placement at the water’s edge recalls these feats of human engineering, while further calling upon the cairns’ symbolism as an ancient sign of treacherous waters. Their verticality as a reflection of the nearby skyline, the Hell Gate Cairns aim to embody the human impulse to imaginative construction – stacking stones first in play, then as architecture.