Presentation Event "Can Do!" Sculpture by Seward Johnson
Learn more about the inspiration and creation of this symbolic work by Seward Johnson given by Claire Brown. This event is free and open to the public. "Can Do!" By Seward Johnson ©2015, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
Time & Location
May 06, 2022, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Jersey Shore Arts Center - Main Lobby, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
About the Event
"Can Do!" Sculpture by Seward Johnson ©2015, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
Presentation Event in the Main Lobby, May 6 at 6pm until 6:30pm will kick off our New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players performance. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Seward Johnson was a visionary, artist and philanthropist that established an international community of artists with the Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, NJ, later going on to create Grounds For Sculpture, a 42-acre nonprofit sculpture park, museum, and arboretum on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. A recipient of the International Sculpture Center's 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Seward passed away at the age of 89 in March of 2020, but the Atelier continues his legacy, producing and preserving works of art and design, while creating cultural experiences and expanding artistic possibility. Seward's work is featured in collections worldwide with select exhibitions in Plant City, FL; Elkhart, IN; Old Westbury Gardens, NY; and Wildwood, NJ this summer.
The Rosie the Riveter image continues on today serving as an homage to women’s empowerment, inspiring women to strive for and work towards their passions and life goals. The sculpture, “Can Do” is on loan from The Seward Johnson Atelier located in Hamilton, New Jersey. This first ever installation is a cooperative endeavor between The Seward Johnson Atelier and the Jersey Shore Arts Center.