Modern Wax: New Art From Old Beginnings

Modern Wax: New Art From Old BeginningsMay 18 – July 8, 2014Artist reception: June 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pmThe exhibition title refers to both the ancient history of encaustic and the extraordinary versatility of this medium, making it the perfect vehicle for modern artistic experimentation, encouraging freewheeling combinations of methods and materials and the blurring of lines between sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. From the curators’ perspective, a grand historic setting such as Highfield Hall is an intriguing venue for present-day art, quite different from the usual “white box” gallery, and our goal is to create an artistic confrontation between [...]


Portals and Passageways

A Cape Cod Environmental Art and Sculpture Exhibition June 29 – September 7, 2014 Artist reception: June 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm This exhibition inaugurates Highfield Hall & Gardens’ outdoor environmental sculpture initiative. 20 regional artists have been invited to create environmental artworks utilizing Highfield Hall’s building, grounds and gardens, and the adjacent trails and walls of Beebe Woods surrounding the property. All works are large scale, temporary, and have no lasting impact on the natural environment. The goal of the exhibition is to encourage visitors to explore the area where the manicured lawns of Highfield Hall meet [...]

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