SculptureNow, is a well established name and destination point for sculpture exhibitions. Entering its thirteenth year of presenting sculpture shows throughout the county, it is celebrating the event paying homage Hancock Shaker culture which is entering its own 50th anniversary. This is a rare chance to view and own the artifacts of significant part of ancient Berkshire.
The Hancock Shaker culture is becoming extinct today, and in order to keep its legacy alive, many of the noted sculptors were invited by SculptureNow to the Hancock Shaker Village to study their architecture, philosophy and objects. Their interpretations are mirrored in their own creations, which are on exhibitions on the lawns along Main Street in Lee. View the modern view of “Separate but Equal” living, Circle Dancers, Mitten Pattern, “Borrowed Light”, Shaker Boxes, Chairs and Tools.
What is more interesting is that at the SculptureNow many of the sculptors will also be exhibiting smaller, indoor sculptures in the exhibition Simple Gifts: Contemporary Artists Explore the Shaker Legacy at Hancock Shaker Village. It is rare chance to carry home a souvenir of the vibrant era gone by.
The works of legendary sculptors like Anne Alexander, Peter Barrett, Ann Belden, Jason Brown, Peter Dellert, Stephen Dietemann, Sue Flores, Anthony Garner, Sarah Haviland, Ann Jon, Peter Kirkiles, Gary Orlinsky, Richard Rothschild, Antoinette Schulze, Leon Smith, Robin Tost and Joyce Audy Zarins along with the work of local artists are going to be on display.