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2015 Summer Arts Preview—Visual Arts 

click to enlarge The Deluge, Adam Forrester, HD Video, 5:07 minutes, 2014
  • The Deluge, Adam Forrester, HD Video, 5:07 minutes, 2014

Wassaic Project (July 31-August 2)

The 8th annual Wassaic Project, combining art exhibitions, film screenings, music, and dance, takes place at Maxon Mills in Wassaic, July 31-August 2. Wassaicproject.org

The Deluge, Adam Forrester, HD Video, 5:07 minutes, 2014

click to enlarge Lynda Benglis, North South East West, cast bronze fountain and steel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Cheim & Reid, New York; and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York - JERRY L. THOMPSON
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  • Lynda Benglis, North South East West, cast bronze fountain and steel, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Cheim & Reid, New York; and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York

Storm King Art Center

It's worth visiting Storm King Art Center just to amble alongside Andy Goldsworthy's landscape-responsive Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall, a fieldstone sculpture meandering between trees and through fields before sloping into a pond. The sculpture park's 500 acres are studded with over 100 similar delights, from the muscular I-beams of Mark DiSuvero to the undulating wave field of Maya Lin to Roy Lichenstein's whimsical Mermaid. This summer, Storm King features two special exhibitions: "Water Sources," a collection of Lynda Benglis's outdoor water fountains, and a,b,moon,d, a site-specific work by Luke Stettner that employs the archeological dig as a large-scale drawing tool to create oversize glyphs in the soil. In recent years, Storm King has pumped up its events programming, offering yoga, artist's talks, and concerts. Lee Ranaldo plays August 9. Stormking.org

click to enlarge Golden Rule by Tatana Kellner from Women's Studio Workshop August Arts Festival
  • Golden Rule by Tatana Kellner from Women's Studio Workshop August Arts Festival

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