Sculpture Garden sets the stage for Second Summer Arts Festival at Wildcliff Manor July 14, 2012

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 10, 2012 - Once again, Wildcliff Manor, located on 1.23 acres of waterfront property on the New Rochelle, New York shore of the Long Island Sound promises to be an active arts destination July 14th when the second, in a series of monthly arts festivals takes place. In the midst of an extraordinary Sculpture Garden, featuring over 30 impressive metal sculptures, the festival will allow visitors to enjoy a variety of affordable arts and crafts created by artists from all over the Bronx and Westchester County.

    Opening at 11:00 am and accompanied by early morning yoga, live music and workshops for the artistically curious, the exhibitors will provide conversation and shopping opportunities while the Sculpture Garden provides an intimate opportunity to be up-close to a selection of work created by renowned artists from New York to Vermont.

    David Boyajian's work, titled "Unfurled" sits immediately in your line of site as you enter the Garden. Boyajian's sculptures "are three-dimensional riffs, driven by the power and beauty of nature" He suggests that " currently his forms are simplified volumetric abstractions, always celebrating renewal" This is a sentiment so appropriate for this Stone Gothic Revival building, built in 1855, that is experiencing renewal through the arts. " Kelp", the large sculpture located to the left of what was once a stage, is by Denis Folz who, like Boyajian, works at the well known Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Folz's inspiration comes from his surroundings, nature, people and activities. He is never without a sketchbook and is constantly drawing. At times these sketches develop into in-depth ideas and detailed images. His work is large, elegant and powerful.

    Along the fence overlooking the Sound is Jodi Carlson's "Under the Sea. Carlson is a metal sculptor who creates abstract and semi-abstract art. She specializes in aluminum welding and using repurposed materials such as street signs, advertisements, and tools. She is a member of Collaborative Concepts, an artist-run group which exhibits art in the Hudson Valley, and was honored to be chosen for the MARK Program, New York Foundation for the Art's Business of Art program, in 2009.

    Under the trees, near a stone wall, are two dancing girls titled "Day & Night" created by Piper Strong. They are whimsical, life-size figures who appear as nymphs in the Garden of Delight. Strong, a "constant" artist has great passion for fine art, especially linked to culture. She says "metals is a medium that holds no limits. It defies gravity and holds its own shape. My drawings become metal shapes in space by torch-cutting them with a plasma-cutter and forming them with hammers. A brass relief is then applied by gas welding. My dual creative love is color, and I use my sculptures to express that by hand-painting them with a water-based enamel finish"

    The Arts Festival, on Saturday, July 14th (with rain date the following day) runs from 11am to 5:30pm and is immediately followed by a Jazz concert featuring Toni Ann Semple an electrifying singer and dynamic songwriter. She's successfully enjoined contemporary world music with her love of Native American rhythms and musical instrumentation.

    For a full listing of summer events go to .

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    Contact: PR Staff Office: (914)740-5437 Email: PR ( @ ) incomingtidentertainment dot com

    For information as to how to participate as an exhibitor:

    Contact: crafts ( @ ) incomingtideentertainment dot com or call 914-235-9027

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