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, PA.
Presently, the Sculpture Project consists of 18 sculptures in situ.
The Outdoor Exhibition program was begun by New Hope Arts, Inc. in 2003. Since that time over 63 works have been shown in the rotating exhibitions.
New Hope Arts administers the program with the generous grant from the PNC Foundation awarded in June 2015 and continuing through December 2016.
The new PNC Arts Alive Outdoor Sculpture Project map is available in postcard format at the New Hope Visitors Center, New Hope Arts, and on line HERE.
Press about the Sculpture Project
Fine Arts Must see in New Hope NJ.com here...
Gwen Shrift's commentary in The Intelligencer/Bucks County Courier here
Bucks County Herald article August 11 here...
New Hope Free Press article here...
New 2016 Installations
Peter Dellert's Hope is our final placement of the year, fittingly on the Borough of New Hope property near the office and community center above New Street.
Elizabeth Miller McCue's He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not...is a site-specific work that was designed for the Sculpture Design Competition in January 2016 at New Hope Arts. The piece was voted among the most popular works and host, JaQuinnley Kerr, provided a site on North Main Street, New Hope, for the development of the piece. McCue, an internationally known sculptor form Yardley, developed the full scale work that includes large bright powder-coated steel elements, petals and spheres representing scattered daisies. The footprint of the piece covers a 100 ft. square section of lawn at The Studio Sculpture Garden making the completed sculpture visible from the street and side walk for North Main passersby.
Michael Cooper's Earth Piercing hosted by The Free Library of New Hope & Solebury at 93 W. Ferry St. New Hope
Mark Pettegrow's Perihelion hosted by Phillips' Mill Community Association, at Phillips' Mill, New Hope
Don Campbell's Compassion is hosted by The Studio sculpture garden on North Main St. New Hope
Kate Graves's Sturgeon is hosted by the Borough of New Hope, on the Delaware River by Ferry Landing Park
New Hope’s Outdoor Sculpture Project Revives with PNC Arts Alive Funding
New Hope Arts is expanding its celebrated outdoor sculpture exhibition as 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.
For more information please visit www.sculptureproject.org
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
For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit www.PNCARTSALIVE.com