Special To The Herald
NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Youth Museum will hold a summer solstice sculpture walk on Friday, June 23, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Artists will have the opportunity to display pieces of their work in Hungerford Park. The event is meant to take place the day before the summer solstice. The museum and inside exhibits will be open at the time of the sculpture walk.
Admission to the museum will be free during the event. Activities will include a barnyard full of animals, as well as displays of some exotic animals, including reptiles.
Along with the walk, there will be a children’s art show. There are children from the Greater New Britain area that have had the opportunity to submit artwork through their schools.
“Some of the children are very talented,” said Donna Veach, marketing and special events coordinator at the museum.
As for the sculpture submissions, each artist’s work must resemble at least one of the three themes: wind, water and wildlife. The museum has tried to adhere to a similar type of nature theme in the past.
There are prizes for the winners including: first prize, $750, second prize, $500 and third prize, $250.
Award-winning artist Greg Shea will be the judge for the second year in a row. “He did such a phenomenal job that we asked him to come back,” Veach said.
The reception and awards will take place at 6:30 p.m. There will be crackers, cheese and light refreshments during the time of judging.
Veach says that artists from not only the New Britain area, but all around the state, have already submitted artwork. She has gone over a dozen proposals and has approximately 12 to 15 submissions so far.
The deadline to submit work has been extended to Friday, June 16. The criteria and proposal format for submissions can be found at newbritainyouthmuseum.org.
Veach is hopeful that with the extended deadline they will receive more submissions throughout the remainder of the week. Anyone that has questions regarding the event can contact Veach at 860-225-3020.
If You Go:
When: June 23, 3-7 pm
Where: 191 Farmington Ave., Berlin