Sculptures exhibited at “Sea to Shore: Sculpture Inspired by the New England Seacoast,”

“Sea to Shore: Sculpture Inspired by the New England Seacoast,” a juried exhibition of contemporary sculpture, opens at Governor John Langdon House at 143 Pleasant St., in Portsmouth on June 2.

Organized by Historic New England and the New England Sculptors Association, “Sea to Shore” presents 45 sculptures from 29 artists working in alabaster, marble, fiberglass, copper, steel, wood, clay, fieldstone, granite, and other materials. The artists drew inspiration from the natural world, the history of the coastal fishing industry, folktales, sea vessels, and the simple freedom to enjoy a day at the beach. Their work will be on display in the historic rooms and on the grounds at Governor John Langdon House.

“Sea to Shore: Sculpture Inspired by the New England Seacoast” will be on view through Oct. 15. For more information, call 603-436-3205. The opening reception is Friday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. during the Art ’Round Town gallery walk in Portsmouth. For information on related public programs, visit http://www.historicnewengland.org.

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