LANDSCAPE, by Cabot Lyford, is one of the artworks on display as part of "Where Mountains Meet the Sea: June LaCombe Sculpture."LANDSCAPE, by Cabot Lyford, is one of the artworks on display as part of "Where Mountains Meet the Sea: June LaCombe Sculpture." Credit: June LaCombe

With work from 20 New England artists, Where Mountains Meet the Sea combines rugged materials and woodland inspiration. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the College of the Atlantic campus while delighting the senses with this unique art show, which runs from June 24 to October 29, 2016.

June LaCombe is an independent arts consultant specializing in sculpture in the New England region. She curates and sites exhibitions of sculpture in Maine and oversees sales, delivery,
“Oracle,” by Lise Becu, is on display at College of the Atlantic as part of “Where Mountains Meet the Sea.”“Oracle,” by Lise Becu, is on display at College of the Atlantic as part of “Where Mountains Meet the Sea.” siting, and installations for clients throughout the country.  Her outdoor shows feature sculpture suited for gardens and landscapes in a variety of mediums including granite, bronze, wood, stoneware, and steel. 

LaCombe’s exhibition themes have included: Art and the Landscape, In Celebration of Place, Focal Point, The Heart of Matter, Sculpture for this Animate Earth, and Touchstones: Sculpture Participating with Place.  She has sited sculpture exhibitions in sanctuaries and environmental studies centers, international corporate offices and grounds, and private estates, and has invited collectors to her home to view gardens and rooms designed for sculpture.

June LaCombe has also acted as guest curator for galleries and sculpture courts in Maine including, The Barn Gallery, Turtle Gallery, Greenhut Gallery, Caldbeck Gallery and the Blum Gallery.   June’s shows demonstrate both the careful placement of sculpture in a variety of settings and the strength and quality of sculpture being created in our region. She states, “My goal is to find the right piece of sculpture for the setting so that both will resonate in new ways. Sculpture can help us explore our relationship with our environment and give years of contemplative .”

During the summer of 2016, a number of COA events are focused on Acadia National Park (ANP) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding. Since the creation of College of the Atlantic in 1969, the COA community has enjoyed a rich, collaborative relationship with ANP, conducting myriad research projects within its borders, working with planners, rangers, and scientists, developing interpretive exhibits, studying arts and humanities, and utilizing our interdisciplinary educational approach to train the next generation of conservation leaders.


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