The Gordon Sculpture Park is an art immersion experience in nature on our 230 acre property in Monkton, VT. As you walk the land you pass by unique sculptures hidden among the trees and fields. As one of the community resources Willowell offers, the park is currently open to the public for walking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. We are in the process of making a map and wayfinding signs to make the land more accessible to the public.
This project is one way that Willowell connects people to the arts. Several school groups and community volunteers have helped out to make the project a success. One of our artists Marela Zacarías, during her four-week artist residency at Willowell, collaborated with eighty youth ages six to eighteen to develop her sculpture “Azimuth.” Students were elbow deep in paint as they helped to repurpose a grain silo from Good Companion Farm in Ferrisburg.
This blending of community allowed youth to engage with mentors while fostering an enthusiasm for the arts and generating awareness of Vermont’s heritage. Matt Schlein, founder and executive director of Willowell, believes that “Marela’s design and concept of the piece, blending notions around time, nature, pre-Colombian design motifs, and Vermont’s agrarian history, will continue to inspire and promote a sense of place long after the residency concluded in 2012.” There are several other compelling art sculptures on the land. We encourage you to come and explore.
For more information on the artwork or artists, download this brochure.
Seven Days wrote up an article highlighting the major artworks at Willowell. A link to that article can be found here.
If you are an artist interested in having work at The Gordon Sculpture Park please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information about the park, or would like to schedule a visit, please contact us.