Inauguration of Peter Lundberg “Ode”


June 11, 2018

CONTACT: Pearl Rucker

Salem, NY On Saturday, July 14, Salem Art Works (SAW) presents the inauguration of “Ode,” a new large-scale sculptural installation by Peter Lundberg. Cast in place a decade ago, “Ode” excavated from its site of creation at the base of SAW’s Cary Hill Sculpture Park.

A culmination of many years’ effort, the two sections of “Ode” stand upright at a height of over 30 feet a dramatic new element to the landscape in Salem.

Peter Lundberg, began working on this project over ten years ago, he writes “I’m amazed as much as anyone to see these sculptures rise out of the ground…they mark a significant development in my sculpture, working in the landscape, not just on an individual piece, but on something that responds to the land.” Lundberg states that “Ode” was inspired by his time living in Nuremberg, Germany, where he explored the work and life of Albrecht Durer.

The inauguration of “Ode” will take place during SAW’s annual gala, Taste of SAW. At six p.m. the artist will give a brief talk on the process behind the creation of this massive work of art. This event is free and open to the public. Individuals wishing to participate in the dinner and gala that follow must purchase a ticket. See the SAW website for more information about the gala and for tickets.

The Cary Hill sculpture park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Vehicles may access the park from Stanton Hill Road, at the rear of SAW’s campus, or from the main entrance off of West Broadway. Ample parking is available.


Date: Saturday July 14th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Tickets for Dinner and Gala available at