International Sculpture Day began in 2015, and was launched by the International Sculpture Center to raise awareness and enjoyment of sculpture worldwide.
Also new this year at Pyramid Hill, the event will partner with Lunatic Fringe Salon (on Yankee Road in Liberty Township) and Ivy Salon (on Main Street in Hamilton). Both companies “will have their stylists interpret our permanent sculpture collection into hair designs on (pre-selected) models, and they are going to have a hair fashion show, where those designs are shown off,” Barton said.
Normally, the park has 72 sculptures. The artists will boost that number to about 200.
“This is a chance to see the new crop of artists who are emerging onto the art scene now, from all of our local universities,” Barton said.
“The works vary dramatically,” she said.
An example of sculpture artwork at Pyramid Hill in Hamilton.
In the past there have been “performance sculptures, for example. One woman last year had a mud-filled tub. She got into the tub and recited a poem while applying the mud to herself.
The event will happen 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road. Pre-registration is not required. Students or professors with college or high-school ID cards will be admitted free. Others will be admitted for the regular park admission, which is $8 for adults and $3 for kids ages 6-12. Members are free.
There also will be a food truck this year: Bones Brothers Wings, which offers vegetarian and vegan options.