Sculpture on the Green, Saturday May 17
Fearrington Village Resident Forrest Greenslade is a man of many talents, and fortunately for the residents of Chatham County, he is very generous in sharing them.
This Saturday, at the opening reception for the first Town of Pittsboro sculpture show Sculpture on the Green, viewers will get to see Greenslade’s latest creation, a Green Man, and hear him read at 12:30 p.m. from children’s poetry book “Haicooo: Little Poems for Children.” In addition to the wonderful sculptures sited throughout the Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park, attendees to the reception, that runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., will be treated to live music by Tokyo Rosenthal, a sand sculpture demonstration by award winning sand sculptor Sandi Adams, and bubbles! All is free. The show will be at the park, which is at 304 Old Rock Springs Cemetery Road, through June 15.
“Haicooo” Little Poems for Children,” was written by Greenslade. The book’s delightful drawings were done by his daughter Kathryn Armstrong. “My green men sculptures are the most popular pieces that I made,” Greenslade said. This one I made for the Sculpture on the Green is one by two feet and hangs on a wall or a tree. He is concrete over a steel mesh armature, with a beard made of 100-year-old reclaimed tin roof tiles. He has a tarnished bronze patina over the concrete. He also has my very last set of antlers. I am in search of antlers and horns.”
A clay work by renowned potter Mark Hewitt will be on exhibit during the opening. Other artists include Jeff Hackney, Edwin White, Janice Rieves, Joe Kenlan, Jenny Marsh, Andrew Dixon, Steve Cote, Stevenson McNeil, Hunter Levinsohn, and as well The WingNut Artists, a group of folks who have come together to create large-scale installations.
Bring a picnic or take advantage of the food trucks that will be at the park party, Tailgater Toby (www.tailgatemeat.com/default.asp), and Little Dippers Italian Ices.
The idea for this show came from Paul Horne, Parks Planer for the Town of Pittsboro who wanted a venue in Pittsboro to highlight the marvelous talent of Chatham County sculptors.
Look for this show to become an annual event celebrating our rich, local sculptural talent, the beauty of the award-winning Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park, and you, our valued citizens!
-Deborah Meyer, Sculpture on the Green Event Coordinator