April 27th - Sculpture Tour at the Stony Creek Quarry

Join us in learning about the unique collaborative work process between sculptor Darrell Petit and the men and women of the historic Stony Creek Quarry in Stony Creek, Connecticut. Stony Creek granite has been used for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Boston's South Station, the West Point Battle Monument, the Yale University Peabody Museum's Torosaurus Project, as well as many other projects in the US and around the world. There will be two parts; you are welcome to attend either or both!


Quarry Tour 1-2:30pm
Darrell is giving us a rare opportunity to actually go into the working quarry. He will show us where the stone for many famous buildings originated and will give us a history of this unique place. We will also be able to view several of his finished sculptures and works in progress. The access to the quarry involves some walking on moderate grates with loose gravel, so please wear good hiking shoes. **We only have room for 35!** If you're interested in attending please contact Gilles Carter, gillescarter@yahoo.com or (917) 612-4334. Detailed directions available below.

Presentation at the Stony Creek Library 2:30-3:30pm
The presentation at the library (less than a mile from the quarry) will demonstrate the collaboration between the quarry and Darrell Pettit Sculpture. In a review of three projects, Darrell will show how his sculpture making takes full advantage of his location in a working quarry.


Additional Information
Darrell Petit's website

Directions to the Quarry: via 95 South (from Madison)
  1. Exit 56 - Leetes Island Rd / Stony Creek
  2. LEFT at the end of the short ramp - go .3 miles.
  3. LEFT at the traffic light to go back over I-95 on Leetes Island Road.
  4. Go through the two lights close together then keep going straight through a residential area until you arrive at an intersection with 4-way stop signs - approximately 1.6 miles. Continue with "FROM THE INTERSECTION" below.
Directions to the Quarry: via 95 North (from New Haven)
  1. Exit 56 
  2. RIGHT At the light at the end of the ramp onto Leetes Island Road.
  3. Keep going straight through a residential area until you arrive at an intersection with 4-way stop signs - approximately 1.5 miles.
From the Intersection
  1. LEFT onto Route 146.
  2. After approximately .5 miles you'll see "Flat Rock Road Extension" on your left - slow down.
  3. About .1 mile past that, turn LEFT onto Quarry Road - go approximately .6 miles.
  4. When the road turns to dirt, stay to the left.
  5. Soon you'll arrive at a wire mesh gate with a "Keep Out" sign on it - go through the gate and look for the orange balloons.
From the Quarry to the Library
Just backtrack!


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