About HOST, Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture trust

The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST), in cooperation with the Borough of Haddonfield, NJ, has created a public/private outdoor art initiative that will populate downtown locations in Haddonfield with rotational, contemporary outdoor sculpture.

The goal, according to local real estate developer and HOST chair, Stuart Harting, is to “transform this walkable, attractive and historically significant borough into a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture in the great tradition of public art.”

Stuart Harting, Chair, HOST TM
Stuart Harting, HOST Chair, at “Uno,” the Trust’s first installation.

“We are doing this through the creation of a not-for-profit Trust that will work collaboratively to bring notable work to accessible locations throughout the town,” says Harting.

“We hope that our first site, which is being called the Mechanic Sculpture Garden, will be joined by additional locations at as many as a dozen sites in the Borough,” he adds.

Selections are made by Host’s Selection Advisory committee which is chaired by John Giannotti and includes Robert Roesch chair of the Department of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Allie Westerside a member of the Arts faculty at Haddonfield Memorial High School, Tom Wagner and Harting who also served as a member of the Boro Planning Board.

Board of Trustees

  • Stuart Harting, Chair
  • Michael Willmann, Esq., Vice Chair
    Non-Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey
  • Susan Baltake
    Marketing, Management and Media Strategist; Econsult Solutions Senior Advisor
  • Barbara Bassett
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Becky Elmuccio
    Yellow Pear Media
  • John Giannotti Sculptor, Past Chair,
    Rutgers University Fine Arts
  • Rosie Hymerling
  • Christopher Leise, Esq.
    Markeim Arts Center
  • Joe Levine
    CCandG – Creative Communications and Graphics, Inc.
  • Joseph Murphy, Esq.
    Attorney
  • Megan York Parker
    MYP Communication, Visit South Jersey
  • Robert Roesch Chair,
    Department of Sculpture Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Joseph Sikora, RLA, ASLA
    Sikora Wells Appel
  • Thom Wagner, AIA
  • Allie Westerside
    Haddonfield Memorial High School