Hike to kick off Booth exhibit
The Harts Gallery in New Milford will present a series of site-specific outdoor installations by Lauren Booth at the Great Hollow Nature Preserve, which borders Sherman and New Fairfield, July 31 through Sept. 10.
An inaugural hike to the works will be offered July 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the 825-acre land preserve at 225 Route 37.
The preserve contains six miles of hiking trails, wetlands, streams and forest, open to the public from dawn until dusk.
For her work at Great Hollow, Booth draws inspiration from the beauty and magic of nature, pagan rites, and the multiple relationships, both real and imagined, brought forth from interactions with her work, between humans, animals and non-physical beings.
A native of Northern California, Booth lived and worked in London and Australia before moving to northwest Connecticut with her family.
In 2015, Booth transformed The Lab at the Mattatuck Museum into an immersive, reflective space for the installation of “The Illumination Show,” a series of neon sculptures created in collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Bono, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, among other celebrities and world leaders.
Booth’s work is featured in the Rothschild Collection at Windmill Hill, as well as distinguished collections around the world.
The 20 Bank Street gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
For information, call 917-913-4641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.