Maine Coast Stone Symposium
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
From granite for some of the country’s most significant public buildings to slate for roof tiles, commercial quarrying and stone working has thrived in Maine since around 1800. The sector’s evolution affected transportation by both sea and rail, while technological advances changed the industry in significant ways. Today, Maine stone artists and artisans still use many traditional techniques to create everything from garden benches to world-renowned public architecture. This ongoing project investigates the historical ties between technology, industry and the creative world.
Join us in August 2019 for a month-long celebration of the history, art and culture of Maine’s stone industry.
Schedule of Events
August 1 – 31 Exhibit
Friday, August 9 Opening Reception/Meet the Artists
Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 19 Sculpture Symposium (Artists Working)
Monday, August 20 Closing Celebration with the Artists
Maine Coast Stone Symposium is made possible with the generous support of our partners: