ADDISON, Maine — The 2011 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium came to an end on Sept. 14, with over 350 attending the closing ceremony. Six sculptures were created during the six week Symposium in Prospect Harbor. The finished sculptures are currently being installed in their permanent locations in communities around Washington and Hancock counties, an effort which will continue over the next few months.
The first installation took place on October 6 in Addison. Artist Lise Becu of Tenants Harbor was on site to help direct her sculptureâ€™s placement. Jesse Salisbury, Jim Salisbury, Kazumi Hoshino and Dan Gagnon coordinated the crane work to place the sculpture on the waiting foundation.
The park where Liseâ€™s sculpture now rests is set against the back drop the tidal waterfront and a beautiful marsh. This scene played and important role in Liseâ€™s figurative design, which incorporates a blue heron and a person with face uplifted, created out of dark stone. Lise, who predominantly works with found rocks, picked the boulder from a local source before carving out her design at Fisher Field with the other artists.
The next installation on October 18th will bring Hitoshi Tanakaâ€™s sculpture to Emerson Park, in Blue Hill. These installations continue as the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium prepares for another event scheduled for 2012 at the University of Maine, Orono campus. The 2012 Symposium will bring the growing sculpture trail to the Bangor area and provide greater reach for opportunities for schools and students.
Departing from the biennial nature of the symposium, SISS agreed to a session in 2012 to accommodate the UMaine sponsorship. The organization remains a Schoodic based entity however, with plans to return to the Schoodic Peninsula for another symposium and continued efforts to work with area teachers.
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Contact Name: Jesse Salisbury
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