To raise awareness the Hallowell Arts & Cultural Committee and Maine Stone Workers Guild jointly organized a “teaser” event in the spring of 2019. Every weekend beginning in June and continuing into the fall, Maine Stone Workers Guild member Jon Doody of Augusta worked at carving a sturgeon out of reclaimed Hallowell granite to raise awareness for the planned symposium.
The public was invited to visit Jon’s outdoor worksite at Stevens Commons in Hallowell every Saturday during the Hallowell Farmers market, resulting in a welcoming, open, and creative community space. Jon’s work as artist in residency last year generated considerable interest in the upcoming Hallowell Granite Symposium. Jon’s work, entitled “Rising”