New Hope Arts Outdoor Sculpture Project

New Hope Arts Outdoor Sculpture Project is Featured in June-July 2022

Sculpture Magazine

Earth Piercing  - Cleaned and Waxed in 2022

Michael Cooper collaborated with the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury to refresh the vivid sculpture on the front lawn. One of the most prominent of the pieces in New Hope, artist and host for the sculpture noticed the build up of dirt and lack-luster appearance of the piece first installed in 2016. Michael Cooper undertook the cleaning project. Maintaining outdoor artwork is an added responsibility for sculpture parks. Thanks to Michael and the Library for making this important arrangement for our viewing pleasure.


 The Exhibitionist began as a concept in 2016 when it was submitted by artist Christopher Kennedy for the Outdoor Sculpture Design competition

  Exhibitionist was selected as one of the more popular viable submissions but it took more than three years to manifest. Christopher Kennedy, a photographer, knew little about 3 dimensionalizing his creation but in collaboration with Mark Hutsky, Kevin Darrah and other "wizards" he created this extraordinary illuminiated installation, hosted and sponsored by Pamm and Jacquinley Kerr at The Studio Scupture park on North Main Street , New Hope.


New Hope’s Outdoor Sculpture Project revived with PNC Arts Alive Funding in 2015

 The celebrated outdoor sculpture exhibition was a recipient of a sponsorship grant from PNC Arts Alive.  PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organization expand and engage audiences.

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New Hope Arts was one of only twenty-two arts organizations in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region to receive this prestigious grant award. Recipients were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement.  “Through PNC Arts Alive, we continue to help invigorate local arts organizations while bringing new and exciting programs to our community,” said Paula Fryland, PNC regional president for Philadelphia-Southern New Jersey. “The creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the local arts community is evident in the programs that will be introduced, while enabling new visitors and residents alike to experience a diverse range of exhibits and performances.”


New Hope Arts Executive Director, Carol Cruickshanks, commented on the perfect match between the PNC Arts Alive mission and the essential needs of revitalizing the outdoor exhibition.  “We now have the resources and opportunity to restore the outdoor sculpture vision created by our founder, Robin Larsen over twelve years ago.” Under the administration of New Hope Arts, The PNC Arts Alive Outdoor Sculpture Project is a free and accessible public art display creating an artistic gateway into the Borough of New Hope.  This walk-able family friendly public art display for the exploration and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.

Information on maps, programs, and tours of the exhibition are on our dedicated website*. here

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