4 new sculptures to be unveiled during public ceremony Sunday in Brookline
Friday, October 4, 2013
BROOKLINE – The public unveiling of the Andres Institute of Art’s annual sculpture symposium is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 at the institute, 98 Route 13, Brookline.
The event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Andres Institute of Art hosted its 15th annual International Sculpture Symposium through the latter half of September and the first week of October. Four new sculptures have been created during the symposium by artists from Iceland, New Zealand, Romania and the U.S. These new works have been installed along wooded trails in the institute’s 140-acre sculpture park that already holds more than 75 sculptures, and they will be unveiled during a special dedication ceremony.
John Weidman is the institute’s co-founder and artistic director. Besides managing the symposium and assisting guest sculptors with technical aspects of their craft, Weidman chooses the event’s theme, which this year is titled “Introspection.”
“The idea of Introspection is that sometimes we need to take a good look at what our actions say to others,” Weidman said.
The public will gather at 3 p.m. in the base parking lot on the day of the closing. At that time, volunteer guides will lead the assembly on a hike through the park to each new sculpture site in turn for a formal unveiling and dedication with a few words from the sculptors and opportunities for photographs. The hike concludes at the institute’s large sculpture studio for refreshments and farewells.
“We welcome visitors throughout the symposium to watch great art being created, but the closing ceremony on Oct. 6 is the highlight of our year,” said Keith Trexler, president of the institute’s board of directors. “Adding four new works to our permanent collection each fall is always exciting, and if you haven’t been to Andres in a couple of years, you’ll have eight new sculptures to discover.”
The institute has the largest sculpture park in New England with more than 75 sculptures spread along miles of hiking trails winding through 140 acres of natural woodland on the slopes of Bear Mountain. The public has free, walk-in access to the park during daylight hours, 365 days a year, with free parking at the base of the mountain.
As a nonprofit charitable organization, the institute welcomes tax-deductible donations of any size to help keep the sculpture park open to all, and is looking for grants and benefactors to help fund its plans for future growth. Details about guided tours and public events during the symposium, along with downloadable trail maps and self-guided audio tours, can be found at www.