Art In-Site on Governors Island

September 20, 2008

Governors Island is slowly being transformed from an abandoned military base to a public arts and recreation center. Many of the old houses have been stabilized and are open to visitors who can walk freely through their empty, echoing rooms.

The Sculptors Guild has organized a large 70th anniversary exhibition on the island, with works displayed out of doors and inside one of the recently restored and reopened buildings. The show, called In-Site, will close on October 1 and the island closes for the season on October 5.

If you have the time to go, take one of the free ferries from Lower Manhattan; they go to Governors Island every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss the boat or you’ll have to wait until next year.

By the way … I wasn’t able to match up all of the works I saw with their creators. If you can identify the sculptors, please let me know.

IMG_8488
Wooden sculpture by Beth Morrison

IMG_8438_2
Sculpture on Governors Island by Renata Schwebel

IMG_8485
Sculpture by Judith Steinberg

IMG_8479
Sculpture on Governors Island by Mary Ellen Scherl

IMG_8495
Sculpture made from shingles by Lucy Hodgson

IMG_8458
Bench by Steven Ceraso & John Fekner

IMG_8230
Work by Anti Liu

IMG_8241
By Jerelyn Hanrahan

IMG_8411
Work by Rune Olsen

IMG_8393
Mummy’s Desire by Katja Jakobsen

IMG_8433
Work by Jeremy Comins

IMG_8423
Sculpture by Mary Judge

IMG_8352
Work by Rick Briggs

IMG_8446
Woman by Lloyd Glasson

IMG_8434
Doorway by Julie Tesser

IMG_8257
Sculpture by Patricia Anne Mandel

IMG_8337
Man by Stephanie Rocknak

IMG_8440
Sculpture

IMG_8342
Wooden bust

The Sculptors Guild
New York State: Governors Island
National Park Service: Governors Island

Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: