Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and
the importance of ‘social distancing,’
the March 22 Sculpture Trail Kickoff Reception
has been postponed!
ABOUT THE EVENT
The official kick-off celebration of The Sculpture Trail will be held on Sunday, March 22nd, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Broadfoot & Broadfoot gallery — A Collection of Fine Art, located at 819 Main Street in Boonton, New Jersey. This special event has been planned to raise funds to defray the costs of implementing this thoughtfully and creatively curated sculpture walk that will be threaded across 30 acres of Laurelwood Arboretum’s paths and water features. There will be a selection of sculpture and paintings available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum. The cost to attend is $50 (advance registration) or $60 (at the door). In addition to street parking, free parking is available at the Plane Street Municipal lot, directly across the street from the gallery.
Join fellow art and nature lovers by welcoming spring in a lovely, gallery setting featuring:
- LIVE music to be performed by NYC native, Grant Swift an acclaimed vocalist and guitarist
- DELECTABLE hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception
- VARIETAL wines and CRAFT beer
- CONTEMPORARY art and sculpture
- SILENT auction showcasing both art and collectibles — view/download flyer showing items
ABOUT THE SCULPTURE TRAIL PROJECT
The Sculpture Trail is a multi-year, education and enrichment project being planned at Laurelwood Arboretum. In addition to docent led tours, school-age and adult educational programs will be developed to expose the broader community to the special relationship between art and nature. Some of the same artists you’ll find at “Storm King” and “Grounds for Sculpture” will also be participating in this project.
The 15 site-specific locations, curated by Scott A. Broadfoot, will serve to enhance the park by complimenting its landscape and serene setting. All sculptures will be available for sale through an exclusive agreement with “Broadfoot and Broadfoot, A Collection of Fine Art,” Boonton, NJ. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Laurelwood and be applied to the installation of a deer fence, ensuring that herds, which have encroached the park over the past few years, don’t further decimate our beautiful shrubbery and grounds.
There are a number of sponsorships available for marquis donors who are interested in participating in a demonstrable way to ensure the realization of The Sculpture Trail project. Click HERE for a list of available sponsorships.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Broadfoot & Broadfoot, A Collection of Fine Art, is a gallery featuring the work of some 27 artists who represent a broad, cross section of the contemporary art world. The Collection contains the full spectrum of media, from oil and acrylic to color photography, from watercolor to pen and ink, from monotype to mixed media.
One of the most distinguishing features of the Collection is the display of contemporary abstract and representational sculpture. The range of work provides a breadth of choices appealing to the viewer with contemporary tastes. The sculptures range in size from tabletop to large, outdoor pieces. They can be found in residential or corporate settings.
Since its opening in June 1992, Scott A. Broadfoot has owned and directed the Collection’s operation. He carefully selects the artists whom he represents. The individual work reflects the artist’s persona, while the entire collection is a statement about Mr. Broadfoot himself. The body of work is diverse and unique and is clearly focused on the art aficionado, whether he or she is a serious collector or one who just stops in to appreciate fine art.
The Collection periodically offers one person shows, as well as open houses, celebrations for new artists, and a yearly anniversary party. Although the majority of artists in the Collection are from the tri-state area, a number are from across the United States and Canada. Many have national and international reputations.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Scott A. Broadfoot, owner of Broadfoot & Broadfoot — A Collection of Fine Art, is a seasoned art expert with well established relationships within 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. Most recently as the Curator of The Sculpture Trail at Laurelwood Arboretum, Broadfoot has brought the same passion that he has demonstrated on his other projects to The Sculpture Trail with the initial installation of James Tyler’s “Brickhead Iyemoja” — the West African protector of all women, governing childbirth, conception, love, and healing.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
Grant Swift. His music is uncanny but warm, inspired by an eclectic mix of 60’s pop and R&B, jazz standards, 90’s alternative, and infused with choral, baroque and classical music. NYC native Grant Swift is a composer, producer, and the acclaimed vocalist and guitarist of the acoustic duo, mac/glidden.
ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINKS
Expertly led by Julie Shiel, Party Connections creative catering, is one of north Jersey’s premier, full-service caterers. Julie’s approach to any reception is to use the freshest ingredients coupled with an innovative and creative spin to food preparation. You can count on the food served at an event to be as delectable on the palate as it is on the tray! With a professional waitstaff and presentation, the parties she caters are a success from beginning to end.
Varietal wines and craft beer have been carefully selected with guidance from a local sommelier, to please diverse tastes and preferences as well as to complement the food being served during the afternoon’s festivities.
A number of items including scaled-down sculptures from participating artists, docent-led tours and autographed books have been carefully selected by Scott Broadfoot. They will be available via written bid during the event. Click HERE to view/download a flyer showing the items.
A GoFundMe page has been established to collect and track donations. If you are interested in supporting this educationally, enriching project click HERE.
If you would prefer to write a check, click HERE instead. (You will be asked to download, complete, and send in a form with your enclosed check.)