ArtScapes, now in its fifth year, is a multi-month event with a mission to bring art into the community. Buck Hill Falls provides a spectacular setting for a variety of artistic expressions. ArtScapes is sponsored by the Buck Hill Art Association and made possible by generous members and donors. This year we are proud to present a work by distinguished French artist and landscape architect Bernard Lassus for our 2023-2024 season.
Bernard Lassus studied painting at the Atelier Fernand Léger, a leading and famous painter, and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He has taught in various places, but his major teaching rôle, was for the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He also taught studios at The University of Pennsylvania for six years, at the invitation of fellow Cottager John Dixon Hunt, then Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Lassus exhibited widely in Europe, most recently at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The project for Buck Hill Falls would be his first installation in the United States. It is a wonderful, if small, example of seeing how nature can be replicated in non-natural materials, which brings out the dialogue between them and the input of artists; he is also fascinated by colors, with which he experiments in many modes, painting, landscaping, and the play of abstract forms.
The piece is designed specifically for Buck Hill Falls and intended to be enjoyed through four seasons of the year. The work will be fabricated locally by Pocono Metal Craft in Cresco, PA.
The BHAA is kindly asking for your support in the amount of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more to help us build upon the support we have already received for this unique project. To donate, please pay your desired amount below or send a check to BHAA, P.O. Box113, Buck Hill Falls, PA 18323 . BHAA is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Thank you for joining our efforts during this thrilling moment in our history.