Calais, ME — The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee is excited to announce the receipt of the first $1,000 donation from the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce. The quick show of support from the Chamber of Commerce was welcome news for the committee of local community members working on this project.
“The downtown area where the sculpture is to be located will be further enhanced with the sculpture, as well as, place Calais, and the St. Croix Valley, on the Sculpture Tour Map,” stated Julie Jordan, Chamber Director. “The board was happy to support the project and invest in the downtown area.”
The City of Calais was selected to receive a sculpture during the summer of 2014 as part of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium (SISS) to be held in Prospect Harbor. The 2014 SISS project is the fifth and final planned symposia. Each of the seven international sculptors will make a large piece of public art from Maine granite or basalt. The hope is the sculptor assigned to the Calais project will select pieces of Red Beach granite for the work of art.
When completed, all the sculptures will be permanently installed in small towns in Washington and Hancock counties. In order to receive a sculpture, Calais needs to raise a minimum of $12,000 towards the $40,000 projected cost of its piece, and provide a public site for the art work. SISS will raise the remaining funds.
If you would like to participate, donations for the Calais project can be left at the Calais City Building payable to Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. The donations are tax deductible.