Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild celebrates the rich cultural, environmental and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley through contemporary art practice. The sculpture park was founded after a successful international sculpture symposium in 2014. The 26 acre sculpture park now hosts 14 large scale sculpture installations from international artists including Jaakko Pernu (Finland), Jorn Ronnau (Denmark), Steven Siegel (USA), Chris Drury (UK) and Patrick Dougherty (USA). The artist in residence program invites artists, on a yearly basis, to create sculpture installations in response to the cultural, environmental and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley. The sculpture park provides opportunities for community members and visitors to enjoy the landscape, artwork and education programs offered on site during the summer/fall season.
Sculpture in the Wild will celebrate its 5th anniversary in 2018. The program will feature visual and performing arts programs during September. Click HERE for list of 2018 events.
For additional information please visit our website: http://www.sculptureinthewild.com
Nestled in the Blackfoot Valley, Lincoln, Montana has been the center of rich, often conflicting, social, cultural and environmental values. Mining, logging and ranching have been the community's key economic drivers throughout its history. As the logging and mining industries have subsided over the past 25 years the community finds itself at a crossroads in both economic and cultural development. Reflecting on its history and looking towards the future, the community has chosen contemporary art practice to act as both a creative and economic catalyst.
The 2014 sculpture symposium brought international symposium artists Steven Siegel (USA), Jorn Ronnau (Denmark), Jaakko Pernu (Finland), Alan Counihan (Ireland) and Kevin O’Dwyer (Ireland) on site to engage with it’s landscape, exploring it’s historical, environmental and industrial history, through contemporary art practice.
- Create a community identity and a “sense of place”.
- Promote Lincoln as an “art destination” providing cultural and economic development.
- Provide long term opportunities for economic and cultural agencies to invest in the community.
- Provide the framework for the development of a vibrant artist community thus improving the quality of life in rural Montana.
- Encourage social, cultural and economic vibrancy in the Blackfoot Valley.