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The Viles Arboretum Symposium: The Little Arboretum that Rocks!

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Welcoming guests for over three decades, the Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine, gave their visitors much more than usual during the first annual Viles Arboretum Sculpture Symposium. Featuring twelve Maine sculptors, the mid-September symposium wowed a diverse crowd with facts and techniques, within a colorful setting of ever changing botanicals.

Column: Art Safari by Kevin Murphy

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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.