Bangor Invited to Take Part in 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium
The city of Bangor has been invited to take part in the 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium and Wednesday night, folks had a chance to learn more about it.The University of Maine in Orono will be the site of the symposium. During it, artists work on large-scale granite sculptures outdoors for six weeks.Each sculpture is sponsored by a community that helps raise funds and are then placed in the sponsoring areas.The first symposium took place in 2007 at Schoodic Point, inside Acadia National Park.” Typically it’s out on Schoodic Point and there’s a lot of interest from this area, from this community. We have people go down there every time the symposium is going on to see what’s happening, to get involved. So we’re really excited that the University of Maine has taken the initiative to bring it to the greater Bangor region and really expose us and our communities to this project.”The symposium will take place from July 22nd through August 31st.