By Jackie Demaline
Enquirer staff writer
A new George Sugarman will arrive at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in the next
few weeks. Michael Dunbar just left, happy with the installation of his 20-ton
bronze “Euclid’s Cross.”
by Tony Rosenthal
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by Rosalind Cook
Nine emerging artists are featured in the sculpture park’s First International
Juried Biennial through Nov. 1, which isn’t yet international, featuring
sculptors from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina and
Businessman Harry Wilks founded the outdoor museum devoted to contemporary monumental
sculpture – just one of three in the U.S. – on 40 acres in 1995.
Not quite 10 years later, he has installed miles of blacktop road through 265
acres of meadows, forest and lakes, for self-guided tours.
There’s an amphitheatre for Sunday concerts (more than 1,000 people showed
up July 4) and summer Wednesday family programs, picnic tables for casual dining
and plans for golf cart rental to take tourists along the back acres. The second
annual art fair will be Oct. 8-10.
Wilks already has a model for the conference and visitors center and a dream
of an atelier that would bring artists on site for short-term residencies where
the public could watch the process of the sculptor’s art.
Take Pyramid Hill’s driving tour and you’ll see mounds, some covered
in turf, some still earthen, along the route waiting for more sculpture to be
“It seems like sculpture is the biggest thing in the art world today,” says
Wilks. It’s certainly the biggest thing in Hamilton.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum is on Ohio 128, about 35 minutes from
Park hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, April through October. Winter
hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays November through March.
Call (513) 868-8336 for more information.
in residence: Dennis C. Baker
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