Ward Pound Ridge Reservation combines sculpture, scenery and blues with exhibit opening Saturday


Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Westchester County.

(Cross River, NY) – View sculptures by local artists while taking in the scenery at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, at its outdoor sculpture exhibit, SOLIDITY 21. Opening reception is Saturday, July 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. featuring live music from the band All About the Blues; refreshments will be served courtesy of “Art in the Park.”

SOLIDITY 21 is “Art in the Park’s” first exhibit since the pandemic and features 21 sculptures by local artists Ilan Ashkenazi, Micheal Ballou, Domenic Belli, Wendy Klemperer, Liza O’Connor, Marcia Raff and Ron Spinazzola that are on sale and will remain on display through Sunday, October 31.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is the county’s largest park that features some of the most scenic landscapes. The ‘Art in the Park’ exhibits that frequent the Reservation always add to the park’s appeal for park-goers to enjoy.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said: “The ‘Art in the Park’ exhibits always showcase unique artwork from local artists and with this exhibit sprawling the beautiful grounds of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, it makes for a seamless reintroduction to the art world.”

Maps of the exhibit are available in the visitor’s center. Admission is free; parking is $5 with Park Pass, $10 without Park Pass, every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekends only after Labor Day.

Art in the Park features various exhibits that always include a connection to nature. This is demonstrated through different vehicles of art like sculpture, photography, paintings and additional forms of artwork. The program is headquartered at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is located at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River.