by Rebecca Falzano
A preview of the talent behind the second annual J.C. Stone Sculpture Symposium
Maine's diverse geology has cultivated a thriving stone industry. For a century and a half, stone from Maine—limestone, granite, slate—has been shipped overseas to create architectural elements like building ornaments and columns. To honor Maine’s robust history with stone, supplier and fabricator J.C. Stone, Inc., based in Jefferson, organized a sculpture symposium last year. The goal was simple: showcase Maine stone carved by Maine artists.
Modern Art Destinations in Downeast Maine.
Somewhere north of L.L. Bean there is an imaginary line that designates the start of Downeast Maine. Known chiefly for sailing, lobsters, and unspoiled landscapes, the area nonetheless offers outposts—roughly between Belfast and Bar Harbor—where visitors can see art that goes well beyond the clichés of tourist imagery.