Idyllic I-Park

I-Park is an artist’s retreat nestled on 450 wooded acres in East Haddam where artists can go for four-week residencies to create in peaceful seclusion.  Six artists are chosen by jury for each residency, including writers, visual artists, musicians, sculptors, architects and landscape designers.  Artists live in the park’s main house and work in assigned studio spaces.  A lovely path takes visitors around a large pond where they can see various ephemeral installations left behind by artists from I-Park’s Environmental Art Biennale, a three-week program that takes place every two years for artists to create site-specific pieces.  I-Park, a non-profit foundation, will hold an open house on Sunday, November 24, where visitors can meet the current artists in residence and tour the idyllic grounds. To learn more about the artist’s enclave, read Susan Dunne’s story here.

EAST HADDAM 10/30/13 An ephemeral art installation called "Clytia" by Tatiana Ferahian, an artist from Cyprus, made with sunglass lenses strung together in the pattern of a sunflower seed head, is suspended between two trees at I-Park.  CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

EAST HADDAM 10/30/13 An ephemeral art installation called “Clytia” by Tatiana Ferahian, an artist from Cyprus, made with sunglass lenses strung together in the pattern of a sunflower seed head, is suspended between two trees at I-Park. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

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