Stroll through Gil Boro’s Sculpture Gardens to celebrate International Sculpture Day tomorrow
OLD LYME – This Saturday, April 24, the world will join in the celebration of sculpture on the 7th annual International Sculpture Day, or ISDay.
The International Center for Sculpture (ISC) invites artists, educators, collectors, curators and art lovers from around the world to join in the virtual celebration of sculpture. Take a minute to share images of your work, another sculptor’s favorite work, exhibits, and any other way to celebrate sculpture.
Here in Old Lyme you’ll find Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds, where nationally and internationally renowned sculptor Gilbert Boro lives and works. His beautiful property at 80-1 Lyme St. includes 4.5 acres that gently descend to the Lieutenant River.
There are over 120 sculptures on display in the park, the majority created by Boro himself. It would be the perfect place to visit on ISDay.
Thestudio and indoor facilities are closed to the public until further notice due to Covid-19, but individuals are still welcome to walk the grounds, enjoy nature, and view public artwork outside .
Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but visitors should practice social distancing and other infection reductions strategies as outlined by the CDC.
Sculptor Gil Boro has always encouraged visitors to touch and engage with the artwork, however, at this time, he asks you to refrain from any physical contact with the sculptures.
For more information on Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, visit this link.