Before the daily hustle and bustle of business in the harbor, the installation crew of the Boothbay Region Sculpture Trail was at work installing the first "WOW" sculpture at Gleason Gallery. The "WOW Program" is part of the Sculpture Trail's new initiative to bring large public sculptures to the Region and add them to the Sculpture Trail. The Sculpture Trail, now in its sixth year, is a cooperative effort that provides year-round public art to the region and its visitors. The Trail has expanded to include Southport Island and the East Boothbay peninsula helping to showcase the diversity and natural beauty of the region.
Dennis Gleason, owner of Gleason Gallery was on-hand to watch the installation. "We are thrilled to be showing Mark Herrington's "Lifting Fog" and to be working with the Boothbay Region Sculpture Trail. We have shown Mark's striking minimalist work for some time, but "Lifting Fog," which stands 14 feet tall, is by far the largest and most magnificent,” Gleason said.
Maine's stone sculptors are a close group, where members often step up to help each other install a large piece. Such was the case with "Lifting Fog." Herrington and fellow sculptor Dan Ucci trucked the massive piece from Franklin to Boothbay Harbor, where they, as well as Sculpture Trail President Bill Royall installed it on a stone base. It will stand in front of Gleason Fine Art until it finds a new home. Given its size, a close new home would be grand!
The installation crew included: Dan Ucci, Owner of Ledgehill Creations; Joseph DiMauro, East Boothbay Landscaping, Sculptor. Mark Herrington, and Bill Royall.