July 2, 2017
Jesse Salisbury, founder of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, is proud to announce the publishing of the new book Creating the Maine Sculpture Trail: Legacy of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. The book represents a retrospective look at the five public stone sculpture symposia held from 2007 to 2014 on the Schoodic Peninsula and at the University of Maine. Through the collaboration of communities, volunteers and sculptors, 34 large granite and basalt sculptures were placed in town sites spanning 270 miles in eastern Maine that now make up the Maine Sculpture Trail.
The book is contains poems by Carl Little and Patricia Smith Ranzoni as well as hundreds of photographs showing the work and installation of the many sculptors who took part in the Symposium over the five sessions. In addition to the background story of the organization and the poems, the book includes a brief look at Maine’s granite industry history and reflections by the many volunteers of the organization who were part the effort. View a preview or purchase a copy here.