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August 2016

Remembering Cabot Lyford, Maine Master

August 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maine Stone Working Weekend kicks-off with a program on Sculptor Cabot Lyford. Lyford was highly regarded by peers and critics alike as one of the finest stone carvers in New England. Using native stone, sometimes found in local stone walls or on the shoreline as well as established quarries, he produced hundreds of pieces, many monumental, which appear in both private collections and public places throughout the country. He created dynamic, sensuous, sometimes whimsical figures using rudimentary tools and "reading"…

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Maine Stone Working Weekend

August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - August 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

From granite for some of the country’s most significant public buildings to slate for roof tiles, commercial mining 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. The Boothbay Railway Village is honored to be partnered with the Maine…

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Art and Architecture of Stone

August 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Courtesy Knickerbocker Group Join us for the closing conversation of Maine Stone Working Weekend with artisans, designers and contractors about the art and architecture of stone. Using photographs and artistic renderings as a guide, “Art and Architecture of Stone” will be an open discussion between Rick Nelson, a Maine licensed architect, Arek Galle, a landscape architect, and Dan Ucci, a stone mason/artist.  Rick, Arek and Dan often collaborate on Knickerbocker Group projects that entail incorporating stone…

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