Haddonfield Sculpture Month
|04/01/2021 - 04/30/2021|
Haddonfield NJ will celebrate its Third Annual “April is Haddonfield Sculpture Month” with tours, do-it-yourself activities, and the acquisition of a 450-pound bronze baby elephant based on a real-life orphaned elephant in Kenya, coming to the Children’s Sculpture Zoo – and the contest to name him is now underway.
From April 7-10, kids ages 5 and up are invited to pick up a make-your-own “Sculpture Craft Kit” at the Haddonfield Library while supplies last. Take photos and share to social media by Friday, April 23. No judging, prizes or exhibits – just creativity and fun!
On April 24, International Sculpture Day, celebrate at the Children’s Sculpture Zoo at 3:00pm, at Tatem Park, Kings Highway East and Evergreen Lane, including dedication of the Lion Bench and Meet Ndotto! Naming contest winner(s) to be announced with prizes TBD. Dress up in costume and BYOElephant. Rain date is April 25.
Self-guided sculpture tours are available 24/7. Simply follow the walking tour map online at www.HaddonfieldSculpture.org. Take your own selfies and post to our social pages.
The baby elephant – 450 pounds of cuddly bronze – is a likeness of an orphaned baby elephant found wandering Kenya’s remote Ndoto hills several years ago. Just 48 hours old, he was rescued by local tribesmen, rehabilitated at the world-renowned Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and named Baby Ndotto (“our little dream”). His rescue inspired acclaimed Australian sculptors Gillie and Marc to create a 2020 exhibit of 21 life-size bronze elephants that became the hit of London, raising funds and awareness for these endangered animals. The artists created only three life-size versions of Ndotto, one of those orphans, which will soon be found only in Haddonfield, New York and London. Anyone can submit a name at Haddonfield Sculpture.
The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) is a nonprofit public/private outdoor art initiative bringing traditional and contemporary works by noted sculptors to the downtown district, some permanent and some rotating. Our mission is to build on the great tradition of public art and to complement what has come before us. Several sculptures have been purchased by residents and donated to the Borough of Haddonfield on a permanent basis. Many others are on loan or lease from the artist, and are available for purchase for private or public use. These temporary sculptures constitute an ever-evolving outdoor gallery where they can be enjoyed by all until they find a permanent home. Photographs and descriptions of all sculptures, information about artists and more can be found at www.HaddonfieldSculpture.org and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at HOST08033.
200 Kings Highway Haddonfield, NJ 08033