December 13, 2023

Final Weeks to See Two Exhibits at GFS

CLOSING SOON: “Local Voices: Memories, Stories, and Portraits,” left, and “Spiral Q: The Parade,” both on view in the Domestic Arts Building at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, will close on January 7.

Two exhibitions in Grounds For Sculpture’s inaugural “Perspectives” series, “Local Voices: Memories, Stories, and Portraits” and “Spiral Q: The Parade,” will close on January 7.

“Local Voices: Memories, Stories, and Portraits” provides a multi-faceted look at the Indian community in New Jersey through first-person narratives, portraits, and objects and was created in partnership with artist, teacher, and journalist Madhusmita Bora. The second exhibition, “Spiral Q: The Parade,” focuses on the locally and nationally recognized puppet-making organization, Spiral Q, with its rich history of take it to the street advocacy processions for social and political change.

“Grounds For Sculpture is taking on new levels of engagement with our audiences as we organize artist-led, community-driven exhibitions to deepen our understanding of how we — as artists, individuals, and communities — reflect on our world and respond to the subjects and issues of today,” said Gary Garrido Schneider, executive director of Grounds For Sculpture. “We remain committed to engaging and challenging visitors of all ages and backgrounds with exhibitions and collections that present the work of contemporary artists through sculpture, while developing greater understanding of our audiences through storytelling and listening to the voices of the communities around us.”

Kathleen Ogilvie Greene, chief audience officer at GFS and lead curator of both exhibitions, added, “Both Madhu Bora and Spiral Q have been amazing partners, and it’s been a pleasure to present two distinct, yet connected, paths to storytelling: the individual narratives within one exhibition and the collective voice of a community in the other. I’ve been delighted to work on both shows with co-curator Quentin Williams, who brough his expertise as a curator, activist, and poet to the team.”

“Night Forms,” an after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience that uses projection mapping to engage with the Grounds For Sculpture art and horticulture collections, remains on view through April 7.

Grounds For Sculpture is located at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. For more information and timed tickets, visit