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Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2020
October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2020
Socially Distanced Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit for Families
Tilly Foster Farm, Brewster
View: Sept 5 – Oct 31, Free to the Public
This fall Collaborative Concepts will hold its 15thannual sculpture exhibit
at a new venue — Tilly Foster Farm. If you have been longing to see art in
person rather than virtually, this is your chance. Collaborative’s show
will allow you to walk an historic 199-acre farm while looking at large
scale sculptural art. You and your family can be safely socially distanced
and wearing masks with space to roam and have fun. No pets allowed.
For 2020, Collaborative Concepts is hosted for the first time by Putnam
County at its historic Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, NY. For the past 14
years, this show was held at Saunders Farm in Garrison, NY, a lovely venue.
Collaborative Concepts warmly appreciates Sandy and Shelley Saunders for
their years of hospitality and generosity. Collaborative hopes to retain
its traditional patrons while attracting new visitors from Putnam,
Dutchess, Westchester and Connecticut.
Tilly Foster features pastoral vistas, hiking trails, a community garden,
charming farm animals and a farm-to-table dining experience. The show and
the farm are open seven days a week, 10 am to 4 pm. The restaurant at Tilly
Foster is open Thursday through Saturday 5-9pm and Sunday 11 am-3 pm and
5-9 pm. On restaurant days, the farm gates stay open so visitors can dine
before or after the show. Visit Tilly’s Table at
Collaborative Concepts offers artists the freedom to create whatever they
want, whether that is creating something grand, or silly, or experimental.
It even gives them permission to fail. Experimental art has always been
encouraged at the Collaborative Concepts Sculpture show. This year, Swiss
sculptor, Gianni Biaggi will create a sculpture at Tilly Foster Farm.
For 2020, the artists have created works that center mostly around two
themes. The first theme is the Covid-19 pandemic. Artists Anna Adler and
Rudy Vavra built a “Shelter in Place” sculpture from trees, while Morgan
Donohue’s “Prayer” expresses grief for those who have died and for their
surviving loved ones. Inez Andrucyk’s “The Circle Within” offers a calming
energy for difficult times, and Kris Campbell’s larger-than-life hanging
fiber flowers were created so visitors can take selfies to share on social
media for those who are unable to come out.
The second theme among artists is nature. Chuck Von Schmidt’s sculpture
reveals a series of “Penguins,” Gianni Biaggi will create a huge “Eulogy to
the Worm” sculpture, while Natalya Khorover’s “Birds from Plastic” and
Justin Perlman’s “Winter Bird” take to the air. Hildreth Potts brings
whimsey to the show with large “Sheep” of wire and steel wool.
The abstract pieces include monumental painted geometric sculptures by Max
Yawney and Peter Schlemowitz as well as a spiritual sculpture by Chris
Froehlich, hailing the “Four Directions.”
Visitors venture back into history at the 19th-century Tilly Foster Farm
and are treated to pure fun as they engage art to experience peace and joy
in this Hudson Valley setting. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy
visiting the Kunekune pigs, alpacas, miniature horses and a beautiful array
of chickens, including Frizzle Cochin Bantams, Silkies and Ameraucanas.
Collaborative Concepts, a not-for-profit, non-membership organization of
professional artists, brings together sculpture and installations by more
than 40 local, regional, New York City and international artists. Spend the
day with friends, family, and good humor — just remember to bring your
The event is free of charge, open for self-guided tours seven days a week.
Be sure to visit as the autumn colors change the backdrop of the art.
Sculptures and Installations will be on view Sept. 5 – October 31.
Tilly Foster Farm is located at 100 NY-312, Brewster, NY. For more
information go to http://www.collaborativeconcepts.org, 845-528-1797, or