ROCKLAND – The Farnsworth Art Museum has opened an exhibition, “Four in Maine: Site Specific,” showcasing the work of Kazumi Hoshino, Jesse Salisbury, Warren Seelig and Aaron T. Stephan. The second in a program of annual exhibitions devoted to artists working in Maine, the show focuses on sculpture, with each artist creating a site-specific work inside or outside the museum.

The exhibition will run through December.

Japanese-born Hoshino and her husband, Salisbury, both work in stone harvested near their home in Steuben. Hoshino expresses ideas concerning abstraction of material, organic form and formal elements through direct stone carving. Salisbury, organizer of the Schoodic Sculpture Symposium, works in massive granite or basalt boulders.

Seelig lives and maintains a studio in Rockland. Through his work, he explores the relationship between material and light and shadow, transforming textile from the literal to the metaphorical. His work has been shown internationally in more than 30 museums and galleries.

Stephan creates site-specific work that interacts with the environment. He lives in Portland, and has completed public art commissions nationwide.

In association with the exhibition, the artists will discuss their work in the museum auditorium. Seelig and Stephan will talk at 5:30 p.m. July 7, and Hoshino and Salisbury will talk at 5:30 p.m. July 14.

For information, visit or call 596-6457. The museum at 16 Museum St. is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Summer hours begin May 15, with daily admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for ages 16 and younger, as well as Rockland residents.


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