Since 1999, the Sculpture Garden on Unison's 16-acre campus has hosted permanent and visiting works, including those of Jay Bedient, Joy Brown, Don Bruschi, Keith Buesing, John Cino, Sydney Cash, Michael Ciccone, Scarlet Colsen, Dennis Connors, Jenna Efrein, Steve Fabrico, Nicolae Golici, Masao Gozu, John Kahn, Anti Liu, Lawrence McGarvey, Annie O'Neill, Shelley Parriott, Matt Pozorski, Steve Porter, Judy Richardson, Michael Richie, Michiko Rupnow, Michael Poast, Johnny Poux, Kaete Brittin Shaw, Bille Shillalies, William School, Judy Sigunick, David Skora, Naomi Teppich, Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Kevin Vanhentenryck and Suiyoung Yao, many of whom will present new pieces this year. Several new artists will show works for the first time, including Susan Togut, Alfredo Cardenas, Norman Tinker, Jim Murray, Robert Winkler and Roger Prince.
This Sunday, June 13 an opening reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., with a special walk-through with the artists beginning at 4:30. Bring a picnic basket, enter the Torii Gate and step into an unmatched visual landscape.
Unison Arts and Learning Center was founded in 1975 as a non-profit arts center offering performance and visual arts programming, personal growth workshops and recreational, arts and educational activities for children and families, and presents more than 30 performances, 50 workshops and eight gallery exhibitions each year. The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is open at no charge from dawn to dusk through October 31. Visit Unison at 68 Mountain Rest Road in New Paltz. For more information call (845) 255-1559 or see www.unisonarts.org.