The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium
The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, “the art event of the year” according to the Portland Press Herald, was founded by the film’s protagonist and narrator, sculptor Jesse Salisbury, a charismatic yet humble son of a fisherman who grew up on the coast with a love of rock. The film portrays seven world-renowned sculptors from the US, Poland, Sweden, Germany and Japan as they gather together for six weeks at the stunning, rocky Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine creating seven monumental works of public art sponsored by seven communities who watch in awe as they drill away on local granite and basalt. We witness Jesse first encounter these international “rock stars” and follow each of them as they share their love of art and life and learn about the communities they find themselves in. Through the drama and suspense of installing these great sculptures we learn most about the the spirit and the joy of creating art and community. Directed by Richard Kane with music by Grammy award-winning composer Paul Sullivan.