Whether it’s Maya Lin’s celebrated memorial in D.C. to U.S. Vietnam War casualties, the playful, giant sculptures at 500-acre Storm King in the Hudson Valley, installations and murals along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, or Andy Galsworthy’s “Watershed,” the new permanent installation at the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park in Lincoln, outdoor art is all around, if one looks. These public artworks can delight, move, inspire, and calm. Closer to home, a sculpture in one’s own garden or yard might also be a source of pleasure. We’ll look at and talk about all kinds of outdoor art–environmental or “land” art, social and political, commemorative, and more. What makes them “work”? And what inspiration might we take for our own ideas and projects? From the comfort of your home, join us to enjoy, learn, and perhaps get inspiration for your own spaces.
Paul Angiolillo has been creating sculptures and functional “art” objects for several decades, in both representational and abstract styles. For many years he studied with master sculptor Joseph Wheelwright in Boston. Paul has shown his works in galleries, art centers, libraries, museum shops (deCordova, Fuller Craft), and other venues, as well as in many outdoor exhibits.