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OUTDOOR SCULPTURE PROJECT OPENS IN HUNT VALLEY MARYLAND

Land&Art@MARC: A Four Season Project
Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Baltimore County Agricultural Center and Farm Park
114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Baltimore County Md. Recreation and Parks - Agricultural Resource Center and Farm Park

Opening Reception Saturday, Aug 1 10am - 12pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-art-workshop-for-kids-registration-17413943574
The park grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset


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Animal House is made from recycled construction lumber and stands about seven feet high. The concept is based on
cage-like structures used by farmers in the frontier days to protect small animals such as sheep and goats from bears
other wild animals especially at night. Actual “houses” (pens) of this sort would have been crudely made with straight
logs, perhaps closer together, and with a flat or sloping roof and probably with a door or gate. The gabled roof on this
work makes the structure look more like a house but would probably have been considered an unnecessary feature
on early frontier homesteads.

The exhibition will continue through fall of 2015. Animal House will remain on exhibit until further notice.
Juror: Park Director of Programming Bronwyn Mitchell
Curated by: Artemis Herber