Outdoor sculptures on view in Northeast Harbor

“Triumph” by artist David Hayes can be seen at 151 Main Street in Northeast Harbor.

MOUNT DESERT — Six outdoor sculptures are currently on view in the sculpture garden at 151 Main Street in Northeast Harbor.  

These vibrant and playful modern forms are the work of David Hayes, a Connecticut-born artist known for his outdoor abstract sculptures constructed from welded steel. The works will remain on display through Oct. 15th. A tour of the sculptures can be arranged with Sunne Savage, founder of the Sunne Savage Gallery, upon request. The space is managed by Mount Desert 365. 

On July 29, Mount Desert 365 and Sunne Savage Gallery are hosting a lecture by the artist’s son, David Hayes Jr., that coincides with the town’s Thursday Evening Strolls. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. and will be held in the second-floor conference room of Mount Desert 365’s new building at 6 Old Firehouse Lane in Northeast Harbor. Additional works on paper and small sculptures will also be on display. 

In addition to this exhibit, Hayes has city-wide sculpture installations in Gainesville and Naples, Fla. His work was featured on Legacy List with Matt Paxton in 2021 on PBS.  

Mount Desert 365 is a community-based organization dedicated to promoting long-term economic vitality of the town of Mount Desert through expansion of sustainable year-round residential communities and economic revitalization of commercial districts. Mount Desert 365 maintains the sculpture garden at 151 Main Street in Northeast Harbor. 

Founded in 1975, the Sunne Savage Gallery is a multi-generational, woman-owned business that provides private and corporate art services. The gallery has a long history curating exhibits on Mount Desert, beginning with shows at the Wingspread Gallery and subsequent collaborations with the Abbe Museum, College of the Atlantic and The Jackson Laboratory. The gallery is currently exhibiting paintings by Jess Hurley Scott at Rusticator in Seal Harbor, along with an assortment of Maine modernists at the Moss Galleries in Falmouth. 

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