Symposium Sculptors and Recipient Towns Selected

The six sculptors who will participate in the second biennial Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium at Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula have been selected, as have the towns that will receive sculptures from the artists.

The towns are Machias, Gouldsboro, Franklin, Lamoine, Bar Harbor and Deer Isle.

The sculptors will include Ahmed Karally of Egypt, Ronald Mayer of Germany, Songül Telek of Turkey, Attila Rath Gerber of France, Jhon Gogaberishvili of the Republic of Georgia, and Mark Herrington of Franklin, Maine.

This will be the second of five biennial symposiums, and the tentative start date is late July and extending into mid-September. All of the sculptors will work with granite quarried locally and will sculpt at the Schoodic Education Research Center where visitors can watch them work.

Salisbury, who conceived of the idea for the symposium at Schoodic, said 110 sculptors from 38 countries applied.

Salisbury completed a project at the last symposium, but is opting out this year to devote his energy and effort to the Peninsula School project.

The sculptors were selected by a committee that included Tom Denenberg, interim director and curator of the Portland Museum of Art; sculptor Don Meserve of Round Pond; sculptor Stephen Porter of Searsmont, and Karen Wilkes, owner of the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.

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Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

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