“Gyre,” granite, by COA alumnus Miles Chapin ’10, is one the featured artworks in “Where Mountains Meet the Sea,” an Acadia National Park Centennial sculpture exhibition on the grounds of College of the Atlantic that opens June 24 and runs through Oct. 29. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUNE LACOMBE SCULPTURE

Centennial sculpture exhibition unveiled



BAR HARBOR — Acadia’s granite cliffs with vistas across Frenchman Bay serve as the powerful inspiration for an Acadia National Park Centennial sculpture exhibition on the College of the Atlantic campus featuring COA alumnus Miles Chapin ’10. The exhibit kicks off with an opening night celebration at The Turrets on Friday, June 24, from 5-7 p.m.

With work from 20 New England artists, “Where Mountains Meet the Sea: June Lacombe Sculpture” combines rugged materials and woodland inspiration. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the College of the Atlantic campus while delighting the senses with this unique art show. Visit coa.edu/acadiacentennial.

Lacombe’s shows demonstrate both the careful placement of sculpture in a variety of settings and the strength and quality of sculpture being created in our region. She said, “My goal is to find the right piece of sculpture for the setting so that both will resonate in new ways. Sculpture can help us explore our relationship with our environment and give years of contemplative pleasure.”

LaCombe is an independent arts consultant specializing in sculpture in the New England region. She curates and sites exhibitions of sculpture in Maine and oversees sales, delivery, siting and installations for clients throughout the country. Her outdoor shows feature sculpture suited for gardens and landscapes in a variety of mediums, including granite, bronze, wood, stoneware and steel.

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