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Dead River Supports the Calais Schoodic Sculpture Project

Posted Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee was pleased to accept a $1000 donation from the Dead River Company.   Left to right are Marianne Moore, Suzanne Crawford, Lisa Newsom, Market Manager of Calais Dead River, Heather Ross, Jim Porter and Katherine Berry.
The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee was pleased to accept a $1000 donation from the Dead River Company. Left to right are Marianne Moore, Suzanne Crawford, Lisa Newsom, Market Manager of Calais Dead River, Heather Ross, Jim Porter and Katherine Berry.

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.

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