New Art Archaeology Symposiums

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New Art Archaeology at The Quarry


This fundraiser benefits Contemporary Arts International (CAI), also known locally as "The Quarry", to carry out an annual New Art Archaeology Sculpture Symposium for artists all over the globe to come to Acton, Massachusetts and sculpt their 21st century vision to the future.

New Art Archaeology's purpose is the reverse of unearthing ancient works of art! It is the ongoing evolution of turning a massive pile of granite blocks into a permanent archeological landmark and artistic statement. These stones will speak forever to the visitors from the wooded land from where they first appeared.

Artifacts are carved in place by a continuously changing cast of prominent sculptors invited from both the U.S. and abroad. During this Annual Symposium, sculptors congregate for a three week residency hosted at CAI and dedicate their time to carving a stone on the pile gleaned from this former working granite quarry. 

This Sculpture Symposium takes place annually in August but the last hosted event was in 2016 because the funds have not been available to support the event. 

We feel strongly that now is the time for people to reach out across boarders and boundaries towards a greater artistic exchange with people whose backgrounds and experiences are different from our own. This artist-in-residency program using an ancient medium of communication is a way of engendering trust and partnership that is only possible when a global community is represented. You can actually say you've helped an artist leave their permanent mark on the landscape you love so much.

The Quarry is open to the public every day during the Symposium in August to allow spectators to view the work-in-progress and engage in dialog with the artists. More information on the Quarry and its other programs, both educational and entertaining can be found on our website: http://www.contemporaryartsinternational.org/

We want to give special thanks to Acton TV, Enterprise Bank and the following towns Local Cultural Councils: Acton-Boxborough, Ayer, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Lexington, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland and Westford. Your contributions have been so critical to the realization of the New Art Archeology program. Your investments will stay engraved on this Landmark forever. THANK YOU
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$950 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 10 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Contemporary Arts International
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