Jesse Salisbury of Steuben will give an illustrated talk about the creation of the Maine Sculpture Trail July 10 at the Southwest Harbor Library. PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSE SALISBURY

Maine Sculpture Trail is talk topic



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Steuben sculptor and Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium founder Jesse Salisbury will give a presentation about the creation of the Maine Sculpture Trail at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday, July 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

He will also discuss the history of the symposium, which organized the creation of sculptures by national and international artists.

The Maine Sculpture Trail is a collection of 34 unique sculptures. Together, they create an outdoor exhibit spanning more than 200 miles along the coast of Downeast Maine, produced during the symposium’s 10-year run.

One of these sculptures, “Sisters,” is on the library’s front lawn. Another, called “Tension,” is located in Bar Harbor at Barker Park, next to the post office.

In 2017 the symposium published a book about the trail, “Creating the Maine Sculpture Trail: Legacy of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium,” which “chronicles this unique public art project through many voices and photos,” according to Salisbury in the book’s foreword.

Visit http://schoodicsculpture.org/. Contact the library at 244-7065.

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