to launch Quark Park's opening |
Hilary Parker, Staff Writer
architects and landscapers merge science and art
are tiny and theoretical — postulated to be infinitesimal bits
of matter that comprise more familiar subatomic particles,
like protons and neutrons.
Quark Park is
large and quite literal — as of an "Enchanted Evening" opening
fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday to welcome the community
to the sculpture garden where science and art
The interdisciplinary teams — such
as one including Institute for Advanced Study Professor
Emeritus Freeman Dyson and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), paired
with KSS architect Allan Kehrt, Doerler Landscaping's Dan
Burke and Yedlin Construction's Charlie Yedlin — bring
together individuals with diverse interests and
The teams will be at their
Quark Park installations, located off Paul Robeson Place in
the lot behind the Hulfish Street parking garage, from 6 to 7
p.m. Friday to talk with community members about their
creations. Cocktails and hors d'ouevres provided by Mediterra
restaurant will be available throughout the evening, along
with a selection of fine wines, music and
Tickets to the adults-only event
are available for $80 in advance or $100 at the door. The rain
date is Sept. 15.
"I hope people will
take away a feeling of astonishment at the extraordinary
talents that exist right here in the Princeton community,"
said Kevin Wilkes, creator of Quark Park along with Alan
Goodheart and Peter Soderman. "That's really one of the
amazing scientific proofs of our garden — it's an empirical
proof that the Princeton area is incredibly rich with talent
all across the board."
celebration and the entire Quark Park endeavor were made
possible by the generosity of many community members and
organizations, event co-chair Gretchen Christie said. Along
with the teams that donated their time and talent, she lauded
Palmer Square Management for the donation of the park space,
as well as Mediterra.
Future events —
which may include movie screenings, an ergometer rowing
competition and performances — will be held at the garden,
open through Thanksgiving.
to purchase tickets to the "Enchanted Evening" should call Ms.
Christie at (609) 924-5055.
Classifieds Entertainment Business - Princeton and Central New
Jersey 2006 |