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Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places on display through September 6

Kathleen Brennan. Reclining Figure III
Kathleen Brennan's Reclining Figure III

Portsmouth, N.H. – Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places, a juried exhibition of contemporary sculpture, is on display at Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, N.H., and the Sarah Orne Jewett House and Visitor Center in South Berwick, Maine.

Organized by two regional cultural organizations, Historic New England and the New England Sculptors Association, Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places presents forty-three sculptures from thirty-six artists working in granite, marble, metal, stone, tile, wood, and other material. The work will be on display in the historic rooms at Governor John Langdon House and on the grounds at both Langdon House and Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center. The collaboration brings together contemporary artists and an exceptional historic setting. Rooms once visited by George Washington and grounds that once inspired a Maine writer now provide a perfect backdrop for sharing another part of the rich history and culture of the region.

“We are delighted by this new partnership. Sculpture is timeless. Their messages and materials transcend the ages. Having contemporary art in a distinctly historic setting challenges people to think in new ways about sculpture, historic houses, and the people who lived in them,” said William Bloomfield, president of New England Sculptors Association.

Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places is on view through September 6, 2015. For more information, call 603-436-3205. For information on other public programs and a gallery of work on display, please visit historicnewengland.org/sculpted.

About Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions.  For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

About New England Sculptors Association
One of the leading sculpture organizations in the country, the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) has a diverse membership that includes internationally recognized sculptors, emerging artists, and students. Its members are selected by jury and work in a variety of media. NESA sponsors and works with partners to co-sponsor exhibitions, workshops, and events that increase the awareness and appreciation of sculpture. To learn more about NESA, visit www.nesculptors.com.

Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places on display through September 6