Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

We are excited to share the news about our tenth annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, the largest display of its kind in New England, featuring more than 50 works by artists from as nearby as Hamilton and as far away as Africa. 

Pingree is proud to be the only school in the country to host such an exhibit for its students and the public, a statement of the school’s commitment to civic engagement and to art as a vehicle to question and engage in dialogue about issues of substance and meaning. Moreover, at Pingree, we believe that art should be accessible to all and that living amidst art enhances the quality and substance of life. That is why our exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week.

The show will open on September 1 and continue through November 30, extended this year to allow visitors to enjoy during the Thanksgiving break.

Selected Works

Eric Troffkin

Eric Troffkin is a Detroit-based sculptor working across a range of three-dimensional media, including fabricated steel, cast plastics, and cast metals. With a focus on the production of multiples and modules, he designs “component systems” of parts that are assembled onsite. His works are responsive to architecture and landscape, equally industrial and organic, and have been installed nationally from New England to Florida and west into Texas and Missouri.

I begin my artwork in the studio through the design and production of sets of interlocking modular parts and multiples. In the studio, my concern is for the physical functionality of my objects. Beyond the studio, my deeper goal is the discovery of unexpected possibility in assembly and combination—how will my objects combine and 'grow' when they are installed for exhibition? Through my objects and creative process, I draw a connection between wildness and our own creative/productive industriousness, asking, Do our activities follow natural patterns? Or themselves exhibit forms of wildness?

Communications Vine hybridizes a red and white communications tower and a vine-like plant. It is assembled on-site in response to each new landscape, different for each new exhibition.

Allen Spivack

After working 45 years in a variety of professional pursuits, Allen M. Spivack now devotes himself full-time to making sculpture. Allen is self-taught and has been mentored by renowned sculptor, David Stromeyer. His work reflects a range of themes—social justice, personal events, functionality, or simply flights of the imagination. Spivack has displayed at the UForge Gallery; Salem State University; the Pingree show (2017 & 2018); NESA Elm Banks Sculpture Show in Wellesley, MA; and Jamaica Plain Open Studios. In 2019, he has sculptures in the Studio Without Walls show in Brookline, MA and at the NESA Castle Hill/Crane Estates in Ipswich, MA. 

His work, Sandy Hook, commemorates the massacre in December 2012 of 20 six- and seven-year-old children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

These deformed and distorted cutlery carry the weight of that destruction. Now they represent something eternally lost and permanently scarred.
Chris Williams

Chris Williams is a sought-after New England based sculptor who has been refining his art for over three decades. Originally from Rockport, Massachusetts, his studio is located in Essex, just north of Boston. His diverse clients range from private collectors to schools and universities, as well as municipalities looking for big-impact public art. His work is hand-fabricated and one-of-a-kind, ensuring each is unique and original. Working with different mediums such as metals, glass, and granite, his studio explores all options, inventing the means to move forward, creating tools and processes to explore.

Williams finds inspiration in landscapes and living environments. Whether it’s the shuffle of the morning commute or a proud moment of a graduate, his creativity is inspired by the pulse of life-creating moments of pause and reflection.

Karin Stanley

Karin Stanley, a graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in Design and History, is a native Irish sculptor and garden designer living in New England. Stanley’s work is inspired by the interplay of sun and shadow with the essential elements of stone, metal, water, fire, and wood. She is fascinated by the power and simplicity of Megalithic art and the archeological elements one finds in Ireland and Scotland. In both her sculpture and garden design, Stanley tries to express the energy and spirit generated by ancient landmarks, particularly the symbolic hieroglyphs that evoke nostalgia and resonate with the organic elements that have existed for millennia. 

Stanley’s sculptures are in private collections in the US, Australia, and Europe.

Peter Kirkiles

Peter Kirkiles, according to art consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds, “invites the viewer to consider ordinary objects that share our environment as equal presences. When Kirkiles renders everyday things monumental, they acquire a potency that was lost when they were relegated to the junk drawer. An articulated ruler, a pocket knife, a giant harmonica, or a pencil is reaffirmed as a physical entity in our world. It is as though Kirkiles imposes a democratization of the material world onto the human arena, where we are often oblivious to the meaning and history of objects...His sculpture is an unpretentious invitation to see the material world more clearly.”

I choose my subject matter as an artist would choose objects in a still life. My sculptures and sculpture practice allow me to focus intently on the specific features of objects over a long period of time.
Steve Heller

Steve Heller is a self-taught artist who has been building furniture, sculptures, and cars for more than 60 years. His live-edge furniture has graced the homes of Robert DeNiro, Alan Arkin, Steve Buscemi, Mary Stuart Masterson, Colin Farrell, and lots of regular folks!

His sculpture has been exhibited worldwide, and his Stargate is part of the permanent collection at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. He won both People’s Choice and Wow awards at the Norman Rockwell Robot Museum show. Fordy Fred is the perfect example of his new series, a robust alien who says he comes in peace.

Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh

Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh’s work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, winning numerous awards, including the Gibbons Prize for Excellence in 2017 from the New England Sculptors Association. In fall 2018, she was selected to demonstrate sculpture techniques at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the studio of Daniel Chester French, the artist who created the Lincoln Memorial.

"Waterfall, Three Aspects" is based on Chinese scroll paintings in which 3 points of view are depicted. In this etched marble sculpture, Dellenbaugh has depicted various aspects of a waterfall: the water falling, the splash pool which contains a fish, and at the lowest level, the tumbled river stones.

Joe Fix

Joe Fix is a structural engineer living in Newbury. He has been creating outdoor art for 15 years.

I find inspiration in the graceful catenary arch form. Growing up in St. Louis, I watched in wonderment the construction of the Gateway Arch. Recently, I felt the same awe when I recognized the same shape in the brickwork supporting the roof of Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Mila in Barcelona.

Participating Artists

African Tribal Posts/Tim Hamill
Michael Alfano
Peter Barrett

Thomas Berger
Whitmore Boogaerts
Joseph Carpineto
Joe Chirchirillo
David Davies
Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh
Joseph DeRobertis
James Durrett
Larry Elardo
Shawn Farrell
Joseph Fix
Yetta Frenkel
Christopher Frost
JT Gibson
Gints Grinbergs
Steve Heller
Peter Kirkiles
Madeleine Lord
Mitchel Lunin
Robert Markey
Binney Meigs
James Meyer
Morris Norvin
Roe Osborn
Jenny Rangan
Ramani Rangan
Gary Rathmell
Dale Rogers
Nancy Sander
Dale Savit
Gene Sheehan
Allen Spivack
Karin Stanley
Bart Stuyf
Eric Troffkin
Mark Wholey
Robert Wilk
Chris Williams