The extended birthday celebration concluded with a wonderful afternoon at Grounds for Sculpture. They were having a special event today-“A Day at the Fair.” Since the grounds were originally the NJ State fairgrounds it was a hearkening back to the roots. I expected it to be more old-fashioned-people pedaling penny farthings around, strolling barbershop quartets, leg o’ mutton sleeves and the like. What it really was was a concentrated area that had a band playing, face painting, balloon, animals, and a petting zoo. There was one old-timey act-a flea circus, which was fun. The petting zoo featured the cutest tiniest lambs and goats, as well as rams with big curly horns and ridiculous teeth.
One of the neatest things was the community art project. There were boxes of ribbons and strips of fabric and all kinds of circles-some bicycle tires, planter bottoms, and the like. And…go! make something beautiful! I loved this. We made three and hung them up with all the others, beautifully fluttering in the wind. These will all be collected (along with others from other events) and made into a community art installation next month. My mom and I were quite inspired by these and are going to make some to hang from our gardens/porches.
We were all really taken with a new area, “The Meadow.” This had a water area that looks like it’s not quite filled in yet and grass not quite grown in yet, but that’s ok. The art here completely meshed with the landscape in a way that the entire area was like one big art installation. We really liked the army of flounder topped frog legs striding down the hill into the pond.
And, as always, a family portrait taken in the reflective shiny bean. This time Tabby & Clark wanted to turn the other way.
A beautiful way to enjoy this sunshiney spring day and a great way to wrap up the weekend!