Originally published in Castine Patriot, May 22, 2014
Castine’s sculptor selected for Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium
Robert Leverich, an artist from Washington state, was selected to be the creator of a large granite sculpture for the Town of Castine. The Castine Sculpture Committee was informed by Jesse Salisbury, the art director of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, that Leverich has seen photographs of the site selected by the town (on the right side of the brick Wilson Museum building) and is looking forward to creating something wonderful for the town and appropriate for the site which will be viewed from Perkins Street and the Bagaduce River, according to a news release from Castine Arts Association.
From a field of almost 200 applicants, SISS narrowed the number to seven for each of the seven towns to receive a sculpture.
This year’s symposium, the fifth and last in the series, will be held from August 3 through September 14 in Prospect Harbor. The public is invited and encouraged to visit the symposium and watch the sculptures being created. Prior to the start of the symposium, Leverich will be coming to stay in Castine, meet the residents, and gather ideas for inspiration for the art he will produce.
For more information about Leverich, who is also an architect and educator, and to see some of his work, go to rtleverich.com.