Warwick student’s artwork earns permanent installation at Seligmann Center

Sugar Loaf. In collaboration with mentor Amy Lewis Sweetman, Warwick High School’s Isabella Pizza created a sculpture from recycled materials for her senior project. The piece, “Elements,” will be unveiled at Seligmann Center during an opening reception June 18.

| 10 Jun 2022 | 05:29

On Saturday, June 18, all are invited to attend the outdoor opening reception for “Elements,” a collaborative sculpture handcrafted from recycled materials – and the most recent addition to the Seligmann Center’s Sculpture Grounds in Sugar Loaf, N.Y.

Conceived by Warwick Valley High School student Isabella Pizza and her mentor, Agrisculpture’s Amy Lewis Sweetman, “Elements” was created as part of Pizza’s senior project, focusing on environmental awareness. Senior project is a special independent study class that challenges Warwick High School seniors to demonstrate their academic knowledge in an experiential way by finding a mentor, and executing a paper, portfolio, presentation and project.

Pizza and Sweetman reclaimed 99% of the project’s materials from locations around New York State during the 2021-2022 academic school year, and welded it together at Agrisculpture Studios on the Sweetman Dairy Farm in Warwick, N.Y. Pizza was one of two monetary scholarship recipients for her senior project, and the only recipient of “The Excellence in Senior Project Award” at Warwick Valley High School within this nationally recognized program.

“Elements” will be unveiled at during an opening reception celebrating its permanent installation at Seligmann Center: 25 White Oak Dr., Sugar Loaf, N.Y.

The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with artist remarks at 3 p.m.