The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield Running Company, and On-Running are presenting Run
On Art: Run to Celebrate 52 Artists on Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8 pm. Runners and walkers will complete a 3.1-mile run or 1.5 miles walk around downtown Ridgefield, passing by Ridgefield Running Company where Tharini Pande, RRC Team Member, and artist, has painted the display windows featuring On-Running shoes. The run concludes at The Aldrich where participants are invited to view the exhibition 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone in the Museum’s galleries and Sculpture Garden and enjoy a celebratory glass of beer, wine, or sparkling water. The entry fee for the run is $12 and all proceeds benefit The Aldrich. Register for the run at www.ridgefieldrunning.com/events.
Participants should know that the On-Running demo shoes will be available for participants to try on a first-come first-served basis. A highlight is watching Tharini Pande paint the display windows at Ridgefield Running Company from June 12 to 16. “Ridgefield Running Company is excited to collaborate with The Aldrich for the 52 Artists exhibition. The ‘5K to celebrate 52,’ is a fun run that passes by RRC’s windows highlighting artwork by our own team member and local resident, Tharini Pande. Both art and running are practices of self-discovery, and we are excited that we are able to combine them with On-Running in this cool community event,” said Megan Searfoss, owner of Ridgefield Running Company.
The Aldrich’s Executive Director Cybele Maylone shared, “The Aldrich is thrilled to partner with Ridgefield Running Company and On-Running on this fun evening that highlights the mind-body connection through running and art.” “At On, we are dedicated to stories telling and igniting the human spirit through movement, nature, design, and sustainability. Partnering with Ridgefield Running Company and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is a great way to showcase and champion the artists within our running community,” shared Sam Traux of On-Running.
52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich in 1971. 52 Artists will showcase work by the artists included in the original 1971 exhibition, alongside a new roster of twenty-six female-identifying or nonbinary emerging artists, tracking the evolution
of feminist art practices over the past five decades. 52 Artists will encompass the entirety of the Museum—the first exhibition to do so in The Aldrich’s new building which was inaugurated in 2004. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum June 6, 2022, to January 8, 2023.
Run On Art is generously co-sponsored by Ridgefield Running Company and On-Running.