Kira’s Garden

Kira’s Garden, a sculpture garden dedicated to the memory of Kira Fournier Schore (1950-2002) and her contribution to the arts community of the Upper Valley and located on the east side of AVA’s Carter-Kelsey building, was given by her husband, Benjamin Schore in 2008.

New works are installed every summer and are on display for a full year.


Split by Kira Fournier


Sculptures by fourteen artists will be featured for the 2016-2017 installation:

  • Bill Martin of Grantham, NHdscn0317-web
  • Herb Ferris of Windsor, VT
  • Liz Sibley Fletcher of Mason, NH
  • Scott Gordon of Norwich, VT
  • Fitzhugh Karol of Brooklyn, NY
  • Michael Kraatz and Susan Russell of Canaan, NH
  • John Kemp Lee of White River Junction, VT
  • Phil Lonergan of Campton, NH
  • John Matusz of Waitsfield, VT
  • Lynn Newcomb of Worcester, VT
  • Abraham Oort  of Hartland, VT
  • Teresa Taylor of Barnstead, NH
  • Jamie Townsend of Springfield, VT

Click here to download the press release for AVA’s 2016 Installation in Kira’s Garden.