Steuben sculptor and Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium founder Jesse Salisbury will introduce a newly published book, Creating the Maine Sculpture Trail: Legacy of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, edited by Donna Salisbury and Tilan Copson, on Tuesday August 29th at 7:00 PM. Salisbury will do a visual presentation about the 34 participating sculptors and their granite and basalt creations scattered across the 270-mile Maine Sculpture Trail, as well as his own career and history founding the Symposium.
Jesse Salisbury is a local stone sculptor with large works in various locations around the state, including the Portland Jetport, the University of Maine, and the Peninsula School, as well as abroad in China, Korea, Egypt and Japan. He founded the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in 2005. Since then the Symposium has been held four times on the Schoodic Peninsula and once at the University of Maine in Orono. The designs of the symposiums have been greatly influenced by the participating towns and the many volunteers, made possible by the financial support of the towns, grantors, and individuals.
Blue Hill participated in the 2011 Symposium held in Orono, where Japanese sculptor Hitoshi Tanaka carved The “Window of the Sea Wind,” which was installed in Emerson Park under the supervision of local schoolchildren.
Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to all. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.