Announcing a competition for the commission of an
Outdoor Art Icon that
“reflects the history and celebrates the culture of
Public work project for the town of Essex CT.
Bill Grover-architect, Carol LeWitt-LeWitt Collection, Fred Osborne-Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts a College of the University of New Haven President Emeritus, 2007, Hayne Bayless-Ivoryton potter, Jacqueline Hubbard-Ivoryton Playhouse, Kelly Sterner-Town of Essex Finance Director, Leo Feroleto-Six Summit Gallery/CFM Gallery, Mary Ellen Barnes- Town of Essex Park and Recreation, Stacia Libby-Selectman, participating residents of the Town of Essex.
Ivoryton is one of three villages in Essex, Connecticut in Middlesex County. Ivoryton Historic District, the historic district in the village, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 2014
Ivoryton has the dubious distinction of having a virtual monopoly on all ivory production in the United States from 1860-1938. As the manufacturing of ivory is long gone, the town would like to take a large role, and use this event as a catalyst in the anti ivory, anti poaching effort.
Please enjoy fine pre and post reception dining at our neighbor the elegant Copper Beech Inn, www.copperbeechinn.com,
860-767-0330, for Six Summit Gallery. The
Copper Beech is .5 miles east of Six Summit Gallery at 46 Main St. in
Ivoryton. While you dine at the Copper Beech, enjoy the sculpture of Six
Summit represented artists William Kent (1919-2012- Smithsonian, Yale,
New Britain Museum of American Art Permanent collections), and Ailene
Fields (owner of The Compleat Sculptor) in the lobby and in the dining
and bar areas. Please call for Copper Beech for dinner reservations and
Six Summit Gallery for art inquiries.