Haddonfield Sculpture Month
|04/01/2019 - 04/30/2019|
April is Haddonfield Sculpture Month!
Join the festivities each Saturday for family fun. Tour nearly 20 figurative and abstract sculptures, meet the artists, preview new sculptures, shop at a pop-up DinoStore celebrating “Haddy,” our famous Hadrosaurus foulkii, dedication of the new “Ballerina” sculpture and more. Highlight of the month will be the unveiling of a new historic dog sculpture plus dedication of the new Children’s Sculpture Zoo on April 27, which is the 5th annual International Sculpture Day, celebrated by artists, organizations and institutions around the world.
“Dozens of volunteers have created a month of sculpture-oriented fun for all ages,” said Stuart Harting, founder and Chair of HOST, the nonprofit Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust. “And almost everything is free.” The schedule includes:
- April 1-26: Scavenger Hunt for all K-12 students! Pick up the clues at schools, Library (60 Haddon Avenue) or the Haddonfield Information Center (2 Kings Court); enter to win town-wide gift certificates.
- April 6: Meet & greet “Haddy” sculptor John Giannotti, 11am-3pm, Lantern Lane.
- April 6, 13, 20 & 27: Guided Walking Tours leave the Haddonfield Info Center at 12noon, rain or shine, at a nominal cost of only $5 per adult and children for free. Free self-guided tours anytime are easy with free maps at most downtown shops and restaurants.
- April 13: Dedication and reception for “Ballerina” with sculptor Barry Woods Johnston and ballet dancers, near the rotary near 41 South Haddon Avenue at 2pm. Little ballerinas are invited to wear costumes and dance along!
- April 13, 20 & 27: Visit Haddy and shop at the pop-up-Up DinoStore from 11am-3pm for dinosaur T’s, books and hatching eggs! Order your personalized brick to be installed in Haddy Lane.
- April 18: Hands-on free arts activities at the Haddonfield Public Library at 1:00pm for toddlers and at 3:30pm for those six years of age and older. View the best of a showcase of elementary school students coloring several sculptures around town.
- April 27: From 1am-1pm, kids ages 5-12 are invited to the Markeim Arts Center (104 Walnut Street) to create their own “assemblage” sculptures using recycled and found objects. Free; adult supervision required. The Markeim Student Art Exhibit will be on display in the gallery. Those who register and pay in full for Summer Camp receive a special discount.
- April 27: Celebrate International Sculpture Day with the dedication of 4 brand-new sculptures. At 2:00pm, “My Dog Blue” will be unveiled on the sidewalk at Kings Highway and Haddon Avenue. “My Dog Blue” is a new polymerized gypsum piece by John Giannotti of “King,” a Husky who accompanied Arctic explorer Matthew Henson when he reached the North Pole in 1909 as part of Robert Peary’s team. The new Children’s Sculpture Zoo will open at 3:00pm, at Tatem Garden at Kings Highway East and Evergreen Lane, with three bronze animals – “Toad,” “Bunny Rabbit” and “Sea Lion,” all by sculptor Eric Berg. These three pieces were voted as the most popular as part of a festival last fall.
Updates and more photos at www.haddonfieldsculpture.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @HOST08033
200 Kings Highway Haddonfield, NJ 08033