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Renowned sculptor to kick off Gloucester Arts Festival

Globally renowned sculptor Adrian Landon will exhibit at this year’s Gloucester Arts Festival, kicking off the monthlong festival with the installation of four of his sculptures on Main Street, including the kinetic piece, “The Mechanical Horse.” The festival will be held in June at various locations throughout the county.

Elizabeth Blackney, executive director of The Cook Foundation, which sponsors the festival, said that to have Landon exhibit locally “is humbling and thrilling.” He will have just completed his installation of his critically acclaimed “Wings of Glory” at Chatsworth House in Devonshire, England, for the Radical Horizons exhibit.

“Art transforms and transports us,” said Blackney. “Art informs and inspires communal experiences … Visionary artists ignite new generations of artists, engineers, thinkers, and community leaders.”

Landon was born and raised in New York City, “scribbling and eating Play-doh as a toddler,” said a press release. He attended the Academy...

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