A Sculpture Trail, part of the Art at the Arboretum series, is a multi-year project to benefit Laurelwood Arboretum. COME and EXPLORE … new works have recently been added!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Thoughtfully selected and placed to complement the landscape, foliage, water features, natural light and seasons, 15 sculptures created by a diverse group of prominent artists constitute A Sculpture Trail. Recently extended, this multi-year project was originally conceived as a fund raiser with an opportunity to integrate art with nature. These two harmonious concepts will challenge visitors to alter their perceptions of Laurelwood Arboretum. Fabricated from a variety of materials including stone, stainless steel, clay and more, these diverse sculptures have appealed to visitors of all ages.
Aside from giving families, friends, and nature enthusiasts a taste of fine art, A Sculpture Trail was conceived and co-chaired by Laurelwood volunteers and Pines Lake residents Stuart Reiser, pro-bono attorney for the Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and his wife Leslie. A percentage of the proceeds from sales is donated back to this organization and will be applied to a capital improvement project benefitting the park.
All works of art have been curated by Scott A. Broadfoot and are available for sale through an exclusive agreement with “Broadfoot & Broadfoot, A Collection of Fine Art,” located in Boonton, NJ. Once a sculpture has been sold – as several have been already – the work will be replaced. Email: Scott@broadfootandbroadfoot.com with any inquiries.
HEADING INTO FALL 2023
With two sculptures recently installed, another installation will be underway shortly. As in prior years, there will be another opportunity to purchase tabletop works of art – from participating artists – benefitting A Sculpture Trail on weekends during the late fall. Other programs are being planned and will be promoted in the e-newsletter and on the Laurelwood Arboretum website… continue to check back for details!
Are you looking for something special to do with some friends, your family, or organization? You can arrange a private or small group tour (up to 15 people) with our Curator, Scott A. Broadfoot. Guided tours of A Sculpture Trail are a great way to spend some time outdoors before the weather gets cold. Golf carts are available for individuals who may have difficulty walking as the sculptures are located at the top of a steep incline. Please be advised that there is a fee charged for private tours. For more information CLICK HERE.
There are many opportunities to become active in the sculpture trail project ranging from helping to facilitate education programs for school age children, greeting visitors, planning and running events, performing outreach and more. If you have an interest in getting involved, we could utilize your talents. CLICK HERE to learn about the many ways to become involved with this exciting endeavor or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Scott A. Broadfoot, owner of Broadfoot & Broadfoot — A Collection of Fine Art, is a seasoned art expert with well-established relationships in the contemporary art and sculpture world. In addition to running his eponymous gallery, Broadfoot is the current curator (and designer) of two exciting projects: Natirar, a celebrated restaurant and resort located in Peapack/Gladstone and the Bedminster Farm residential development project, dedicated to environmental sustainability and a healthy and rich lifestyle. Additionally, Broadfoot’s recent participation in “Mansions of May,” a month-long designer showcase benefitting Morristown Medical Center was a resounding success. Broadfoot has brought the same passion that he has demonstrated on his other projects to A Sculpture Trail with his artistic selection of works from prominent artists around the country and creative placement to promote harmony between the art and the environment.