Posted on September 21, 2017 in Cemetery Design Community Events Seven Stones
What an evening! Great music, fantastic art, snacks and beverages, a beautiful setting, friends and family…Time & Togetherness: Art Encounters on September 8 was a magical affair at Seven Stones.
The Roxborough Arts Council (RoxArts) and Seven Stones Botanical Gardens Cemetery partnered to host the free community event. Seventeen local artists exhibited in all different mediums: jewelry, ceramics, photography, handcarved gourd baskets, watercolor paintings, computer art, illustrated books, acrylic paintings, resin paintings and more.
The reception also was an opportunity to celebrate four public sculptures installed among the beautiful surroundings at Seven Stones: Tenderness by Reno Carollo, Mask of the Breath: Self by Kimmerjae Macarus, Novus Grande by Harold Linke, and Shard 1 by Joe Norman. Those four and Iron Horse by Janene DiRico-Cable, installed in front of the clock tower in the Roxborough Marketplace, are on display as part of Art Encounters, a yearlong outdoor sculpture exhibit provided through Douglas County and made available, in part, with SCFD funds.
Guests enjoyed food and drinks and listened to live music by Grains of Sand as they strolled through the beautiful Seven Stones gardens. We were honored to host three of the artists whose sculptures are currently placed at Seven Stones: Kimmerjae, Reno and Joe. Joe’s sculpture, Shard I, recently won the Judge’s Choice Award in the 2017 Art Encounters program
Time & Togetherness: Art Encounters was one of the biggest events ever at Seven Stones. Thank you to all who attended! And if you haven’t yet seen the marvelous installations here in our gardens, please come by–our gates are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.