Saturday, March 23, 2013; 3 p.m.
Location: Revelry event - Sculpture in a Searsmont Studio, , Searsmont, Maine
Contact: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166
A chance to see the studio and work process of a renowned sculptor will be the second event in the 2013 season of Revelry for the River, the Georges River Land Trust’s reprise of the popular 2012 celebration of its 25th anniversary. The event, “Sculpture in a Searsmont Studio,” is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
Searsmont resident Stephen Porter has been creating sculptures for more than 50 years, both teaching and exhibiting nationally. His elegant custom-designed, post-and-beam barn is his studio, where he creates beautifully crafted abstract sculptures in stainless steel, granite and wood. A member of a well-known family of artists, he explores pure geometry, balanced design and superb craftsmanship. His work comes in all sizes, from small, table-top pieces to large outdoor installations. Visitors will see how his sculptures move from computer renderings or small models to the completed work.
Following the demonstration of his artistic process, the artist and his wife, Land Trust Board member Marcie Porter, will welcome participants to their handsome 19th-century house for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
The tour is limited to 20 participants, and the cost is $45 for Land Trust members and $55 for non-members. The tour is expected to be popular and sell out quickly. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.georgesriver.org/revelry or by calling (207) 594-5166.
The George River Land Trust’s 2013 Revelry for the River encompasses a full year of diverse activities. Next on April 26th is “An Afternoon of Pampering,” a special spa experience. Other events include antiques appraising, photography, gourmet food and exclusive visits to lesser known watershed and coastal places – all showcasing the beauty of the St. George River watershed and continuing the celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation success in mid-coast Maine in its 26th year.
Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences.