It was a joy and honor to host Sherwin Rio as an Artist in Residence this August and September with support from the International Sculpture Center. His piece, THE SPIRIT’S WORK IS SHARED LIFTING, “is a sculptural installation at Josephine Sculpture Park of hand-cut and engraved Indiana limestone sourced nearby and repurposed pallet wood, rope, and metal found on-site. The work responds to local community dialogue addressing white supremacist nationalism in the central Southeastern region of the United States.” Frankfort High School Senior Intern, Caleb VanNest, captured Sherwin’s process and artist statement in a video, now available on JSP’s new YouTube channel! Thank you, Sherwin!
Your long awaited concert event of the season…SoundScape! Music Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park has been rescheduled due to forecasted severe weather for tonight. Please come out on FRIDAY June 14 from 6pm-midnight to explore the park…after dark! This is a free event for the whole family (just $10 to park, all proceeds support JSP programs).
LIVE MUSIC ~ FOOD, ICE CREAM & BEER TRUCKS ~ BONFIRE & S’MORES ~ GLOW IN THE DARK FACE & BODY PAINT ($5/$10) ~ ILLUMINATED ARTWORKS ~ NIGHT SKY TOUR ~ SCULPTURE MAKIN’ STATION
JSP is just 45 minutes from Lexington or Louisville off I-64 in Frankfort, exit 53B (toward 127 South). It is totally worth the drive!
This event is sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union.
UPDATE: Location changed TODAY, please meet at Ward Oates Amphitheater for Twirling Twig Mobiles at 3:30! Sorry for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you soon!
For the first Sunday of each month from April to August from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, join Josephine Sculpture Park as we go mobile to offer FREE nature-based arts programming in the city parks! In June, join us at Ward Oates Amphitheater to make “Twirling Twig Mobiles” with colorful yarn to hang in the trees or your home. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.
We are proud to partner with Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites to offer this great, new program! For more information, contact Alex at Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites at (502)-875-8575.
I grew up on a farm in Montana so my art is mostly animals as that’s what I know and have always cared about. I do a combination of fabricated structural steel, assemblage of misc. metal ‘found’ pieces and blacksmithing. I like detail and aim for excellent craftsmanship.