Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hitchcock Center Celebrates 50th with contemporary installations from Biennial

Nancy Winship Milliken's installation at Hitchcock Center
Hitchcock Center for Enviromental Studies has provided a valuable educational and environmental resource in Amherst for 50 years. The Amherst Public Arts Commission is pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion at the Hitchcock Center by bringing contemporary art by adding contemporary art to it's landscape.

Nancy Winship Milliken utilizes natural material including local clay and straw to construct these gestural figures of farmers which rise and fall back to the earth depending on the weather These earthly figures are a reflections of the cycle of crops through the seasons.

Chris Nelson has created a special installation which slices through the forest that changes our way that we look at the forest through the seasons. In working with the conservation commission Nelson raised his yellow ropes to allow deer and moose to pass through his installation unharmed.

Signs leading to Nelson work guide visitors to his installation, continue down the path to the rear of the Hitchcock property to view Milliken's installation near Bramble Hill Farm.


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