The summer of 2020 brought with it the Burlington SculpturePark. The new park is located to the left of Grandview Farm and Marion Tavern, across from the corner of the town common. Peter Dellert’s Truth #1 was the first to be installed, followed by Mark Wholey’s Follow Your Heart and Philip Marshall’s Next Stop Shibuya. There will be six sculptures in all for this first phase of the Sculpture Park.
BSP Logo The park's official logo was a collaboration/combination of graphic work by Burlington High School rising juniors Serena Hawkins and Hunter Robson, both Class of 2022. Burlington Cable Access Television (BCAT) shares this video story about the logo design for the Burlington SculpturePark by students.
We are happy to share Burlington's first district-wide art show. The Burlington Art & Design program had intended to hold our first district-wide artshow in the real three-dimensional world at the town library in June. Our school-based shows typically run at different times throughout the year. The annual Art Exhibition and Fashion Show at the high school happens in March, and it was up and ready to go but was cancelled just prior to the full school closing. The middle school artshows are art-room displays during the school's Open House. The elementary schools each have theirs in the Spring. We also have a high school Portfolio show in the Spring featuring the works of our advanced students. At the beginning of last school year, the district's art teachers committed to investigating the possibilities and formats for a district-wide artshow to share their students' work with the greater Burlington community.
In early March we met with town library director Michael Wick about a district-wide show using the library as a venue and all the art teachers were on board for arranging a small selection of work to represent each school.
The art teachers gathered what images they could (after the pandemic hit and schools closed) to put together this selection of student work from the past year. It's an incomplete work; we unfortunately weren't able to include every one of our students and many works are missing student names. Much thanks to the art teachers for finding the time to work on this during their last few very busy weeks.