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Parents come with their children. Other visitors arrive from as far away as Australia and Hawaii. The majority of the folks who join the free docent tours come some distance, often specifically for THE SCULPTURE MILE. Most satisfying, however, is the reaction of the children, who are especially comfortable with abstract form. They even wish to participate by creating their own interpretations.



Free from intimidating guards, children and adults alike are encouraged to walk around and even touch the sculptures.


Volunteers are drawn from each community to organize activities, including acting as docents for exhibit tours.


A Family Sculpture Day in Madison reflects The Foundation's community involvement.


The Hollycroft Foundation is delighted to welcome its younger art lovers and often organizes special events particularly for children. An Arty Party specifically aimed at young people was themed "Sculpture 102: Clay." MILE sculptor Lou Fuchs taught a class for all ages in the art of clay modeling.

A Family Sculpture Day at Madison was a chance for entire families to experience THE SCULPTURE MILE; some then even created their own interpretations. MILE sculptor Jean Paul Jacquet, right, whose "Airplanes" were featured in Middletown and who teaches at the Pomfret School, supervised a Madison Cultural Arts Children's Workshop. Docent tours are often specially arranged for class field trips, scout troops, and the like.

The Hollycroft Foundation is well aware of the effect that quality sculpture can have on children--especially when they can touch it. The Foundation urges visitors to remember that no one is too young to appreciate art and that no one is too old to learn.

A RANDOM SUMMARY OF
HOLLYCROFT COMMUNITY
ACTIVITIES • Since 1992

Over 30 projects, including exhibitions, lectures,
study courses and symposia have served a broad
area of Eastern Connecticut

ARCHIVAL PROJECTS

Smithsonian Institution, NYC (Archives of American Arts)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington (Lecture Series)
The Nautilus Museum & Submarine Library (Teaching Guide)
Hartford Seminary Foundation (Islamic/Armenian MS studies)
The Pentagon, Washington (Kuwait Photo Archive)
Hartford Public Schools (Afro-American Archive)

EXHIBITIONS

Initiated and organized: 26 exhibitions in 8 cities and towns.
(All in the State of Connecticut, plus one at the Pentagon)
including the cities of:
Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, New Haven,
New London, Norwich, and West Haven
in addition to the Towns of:
Chester, Clinton, Dayville, Deep River, Essex, Ivoryton Village, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook,
Rocky Hill, Westbrook, and Wethersfield

SCHOOL PARTICIPATION

Nearly 50 elementary, middle and high schools, along with
several private institutions regularly participate in various
projects. Over 10,000 students have been guided
through 26 sculpture shows since 1994.


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