Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
3883 Stone Quarry Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035 - United States
3883 Stone Quarry Road was private residence for Dorothy Riester and her husband Bob. She was an active artist and community member, and her home, studio, and land were always open for the enjoyment of others. In 1991, in an effort to ensure the land would always be available to those that had come to enjoy its offerings, Dorothy incorporated Stone Quarry Hill Art Park as a non-profit art park. A conservation easement protects the 104 acres of land from future development and maintains the aesthetics of Stone Quarry Hill’s history.
In 2011, the 20th anniversary year, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park was recognized as #2 in National Geographic’s “Top Ten Sculpture Parks and Trails” in Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems, and in 2014 the Hilltop House, Dorothy’s studio, and original 23 acres were place on the National Register of Historic Places listed as “The Dorothy Riester House and Studio.” Stone Quarry Hill Art Park offers visitors an unparalleled experience that is at once, serene yet stimulating, self-directed yet suggestive, familiar yet thought-provoking.
The Art Park believes that art should be approachable and accessible. Dorothy describes the experience of sculpture as “dancing.” Placing art in nature allows people to dance--to experience art on their own terms. The landscape of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is an interaction of art and nature that changes with the sunlight, the weather, and over time. As an organization the Art Park honors Dorothy’s legacy, leveraging its programs and special events to catalyze the creation of new work and to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. For Dorothy and Bob Riester, the house atop the hill at 3883 Stone Quarry Hill Road was more than a home, it was, and will continue to be, a place where art, landscape, and people connect.
SQHAP will be celebrate our Second Annual Fiery Fundraiser on the evening of September 21st. This year, artist Jim Ridlon Jr. will ceremoniously burn his site-specific sculpture, Eclipse, that evening.
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