Red Dress Sculpture Makes Statement at Hudson Gardens
The Hudson Gardens & Event Center is a playground for the senses, with 30 acres of landscaped gardens and various forms of art peppered throughout. The newest feature at Hudson Gardens is a dramatic bronzed woman in a dress.
The bronze sculpture, Red Dress, by Highlands Ranch artist, Shohini Ghosh, was recently installed in the Oval Garden, just behind the Victoria Lilies, not far from Hudson Gardens’ main entrance.
Red Dress is the second sculpture selected for placement at Hudson Gardens by the South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC), an advisory committee appointed by the South Suburban Board of Directors. The SSPAC reviews and makes recommendations as per the Process to Select and Place Art in Public Places within South Suburban Parks and Recreation. The other sculpture at Hudson Gardens is called Collective Nest, and is on permanent display near Monet’s Place.
According to Rich Meredith, Hudson Gardens’ Executive Director, “Red Dress is a whimsical and welcome addition to Hudson Gardens.” Although Hudson Gardens had initially intended to display the sculpture for one year, per the Art-on-Loan agreement, Meredith announced that Hudson Gardens will purchase the sculpture, making it a permanent attraction.
Shohini works in bronze, as well as copper and fiberglass, and her pieces are on display across the country, as well as throughout the Indian Subcontinent and China.
For more information about South Suburban’s Public Art Committee, contact Darcie LaScala at Darciel@ssprd.org or 303.483.7072. Hudson Gardens is part of South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s comprehensive network of parks, trails and open space.